Queen summoned Harry for two private meetings – insider lifts lid on post-Megxit reunion


THE Queen and Prince Harry met privately on more than one occasion during the Duke of Sussex’s stay in the UK, it has been claimed.

Harry, one of the Queen and Philip’s eight grandchildren, had to self-isolate for five days, in accordance with the Government guidelines on coronavirus, before being able to see his family for the first time in more than one year.

But during the few days available, he managed to speak face-to-face with the Queen, according to Harper’s Bazaar.

Royal author and Bazaar’s editor at large Omid Scobie wrote: “BAZAAR understands that Harry met the Queen, who turns 95 today, privately on at least two occasions during his time in the country.”

What was discussed during these meeting has not been disclosed.

Commenting on Prince Harry’s relationship with the sovereign, a source close to the Duke said: “The love and respect he has for his grandmother will always be unwavering”

The Duke spent a total of nine days in the UK, during which he stayed at his and Meghan Markle’s residence in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage.

While there, he had the chance to see a few members of his family, including Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and their son August Philip Hawke.

The source confirmed the Duke of Sussex did speak with Prince Charles and Prince William after the funeral of Prince Philip on April 17.

However, Mr Scobie wrote, “reports of peace talks and family summits have been wide off the mark” as the trip was strictly an occasion to focus on the family

The source said: “This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives.

“It was very much a family-focused period of time.

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Prince Harry inside St George’s Chapel during the funeral (Image: PA)

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The Queen sat two metres apart from Prince Andrew during the funeral (Image: PA)

“Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length.

“The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”

The funeral marked the first public occasion in one year during which the Duke was able to meet face-to-face his father and brother.

The last time the three men saw one another in public was in March 2020 at the Commonwealth Day Service, during which the frosty relationship between the Sussexes and the Cambridge was apparent.

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The Queen has eight grandchildren (Image: EXPRESS)

William and Harry walked apart during the funeral procession from Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel, with their cousin Peter Phillips standing between them.

However, the brothers were spotted speaking on their way back to the Queen’s residence, after Prince Charles decided to ditch the cars waiting for the royals outside of the church and take a walk at the end of the poignant funeral service.

The Duchess of Cambridge was seen speaking to her brother-in-law and drawing her husband into the conversation.

She then walked away from Harry and William, in a move praised by royal commentators for helping the feuding brothers break the ice.

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Prince Harry spoke with Prince Charles and Prince William after the funeral (Image: PA)


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