Queen has offered Prince Harry an olive branch after the birth of his daughter Lilibet with an invitation to lunch when he returns to the UK next month to unveil the statue of Princess Diana, a source says.
She has been accused of passing on ‘genetic pain and suffering’ and her family has been tainted by racism claims, but the Queen clearly holds no grudge against Prince Harry.
I hear the monarch has invited her grandson to have lunch with her at Windsor Castle when he flies over from California next month for the unveiling of the statue of Princess Diana.
‘It is a typical magnanimous gesture from Her Majesty,’ one courtier tells me. “Lunch is a chance for them to talk things through.”
I hear the monarch has invited her grandson to have lunch with her at Windsor Castle when he flies over from California next month for the unveiling of the statue of Princess Diana
Pictured: Meghan and Harry sit next to the Queen at her Young Leaders Awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace in March
The invitation is said to have been made for the birth of the Duke and Duchess’ daughter last Friday. Harry and Meghan announced that they had named her Lilibet after the nickname of the Queen’s family.
Meghan is expected to be left behind at the couple’s £11 million mansion in Montecito, California, with baby Lilibet and their two-year-old son, Archie.
It would be Harry’s first tête-à-tete with his grandmother since he and Meghan announced they were leaving Britain more than a year ago.
In his and Meghan’s now infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey (pictured), they made a series of disturbing claims about the royal family, accusing an unnamed royal family of racism
Following the rancor of the Sandringham summit and tense ‘Megxit’ negotiations, she hosted an informal Sunday lunch for Harry in March 2020 – a month before he and Meghan formally resign as working members of the royal family. They ate in the Queen’s dining room in her Windsor Castle apartment. When Harry attended the funeral of his grandfather, Prince Philip, he only spoke to the Queen outside the home with other members of the royal family.
They will certainly have a lot to discuss. In his and Meghan’s now infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, they made a series of disturbing claims about the royal family, accusing an unnamed royal of racism. Since then, in a series of public appearances, Harry has blamed his family for his mental anguish, saying that just the thought of flying back to London was enough to fill him with dread.
The Queen, on the other hand, has made it clear that Harry and Meghan will be “beloved relatives.” A Buckingham Palace spokesman declined to comment.