Prince Harry has opened up about his recent surprise meeting with the Queen, one of his first face-to-face meetings since he and his wife Meghan resigned from royal duties in 2021.
While speaking with the BBC on Monday, April, 18 about the upcoming Invictus Games, Harry mentioned that “it was great to see her (the Queen)” during his recent visit.
“She had plenty of messages for Team UK, which I have already passed on to most of them,” he said.
“I’m sure she would love to be here if she could.”
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The surprise meeting is understood to have helped mend tensions between Harry and the Royal family as The Telegraph reports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now set to attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
It’s understood the Queen extended the invitation which will include joining members of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as well as attendance at a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
However, Harry and Meghan will not be able to take part in the carriage procession alongside other royal family members as they are no longer senior working royals.
The Queen, who will celebrate her 96th birthday on Thursday, April 21, is also expected to miss several of the events during the celebrations given her recent health and mobility issues.
Despite her ongoing health concerns, the Queen surprised royal watchers when she joined members of the Royal family in a memorial service honouring her beloved husband Prince Phillip at Westminster Abbey on March 29.
The Queen was reportedly heavily involved in the planning of the service which featured elements such as hymns and special tributes from family and friends that were banned during Prince Phillips’s funeral last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Approximately 1800 family members and guests were in attendance for the memorial.
However, Prince Harry and Meghan were noticeably absent from the service after raising concerns over security following the Home Office’s refusal to allow them to pay for British police to act as security for the pair.