The royal expert continued by drawing on one of the Queen’s “rare personal statements” from last January’s Sandringham Summit, where the monarch said: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.”
She then pointed to another statement earlier this year where the Queen called the Duke and Duchess “much loved members of the family.”
Ms Elser wrote: “The lengths to which the monarch has gone to include Harry when it comes to Christmas were revealed last year when the Daily Mail’s royal editor Rebecca English reported that in the lead up to Christmas in 2019, the monarch had ultimately been forced to call him to find out if he and his family would joining the rest of them at Sandringham.”
“As English writes, ‘It is important to stress from the start … that the monarch doesn’t just call anyone, not even her own family. They call her’.”
Ms Elser’s comments come amid rumours Harry and Meghan may return to the UK this Christmas to celebrate the holiday with the Windsors.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Closer magazine: “When Harry and Meghan left, they made it clear they didn’t want to give up their home in Britain.
“They still have Frogmore Cottage and their plan was to come back to the UK.
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“Christmas is being looked at as an opportunity.
“There may be a softening, which could pave the way for a healing of the family rift.”
Neither Meghan Markle nor her son Archie have returned to the UK since departing in 2019, and Lilibet has yet to meet any members of the royal family in person.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK