Journalist Emily Andrews said: “Harry thought that having had this year’s grace period, everyone’s kind of cooled down after the emotion and heat and fire of the Sandringham Summit.
“Now everything was kind of a bit calmer, Harry was going to come over to the UK to talk to the queen in quarters face to face to try and thrash this out.”
“But a ban on non-essential travel threatened to put talks on hold.”
The Queen was reportedly “disappointed” at the Sussex’s choice
Meghan and Harry stated that they would still fully support the Queen
Andrew Neil added: “There wasn’t a great time for them to do this from their point of view.
“I think it was also a terrible time from the Queen’s point of view, given how unwell Prince Philip was and the difficulties she was going through being isolated in Windsor trying to lead the nation as best she could.
“It’s been a huge disappointment to the Queen. I don’t think she really understands why it was necessary. Or why it was done.”
“The queen now faced difficult questions about the Sussexes future.”
In their “bombshell” sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, the pair spoke about how their time as royals led to a deterioration in their mental health, with Meghan even claiming that she had suicidal thoughts.
They also claimed that there were “several conversations” within the Royal Family about how dark Meghan and Harry’s baby might be.
The Duchess claimed: “In those months when I was pregnant [there were] concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he was born.”
Since moving to the US, Meghan Markle has never returned to UK soil.
Harry has returned twice, for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral and the unveiling of the statue of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK