The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a stopover in the UK to meet the Sovereign and Prince Charles, while they are due to travel to Holland.
Two years away and two babies later, they are back. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited the Queen of England and Prince Charles together for the first time in two years on Thursday (April 14th) at Windsor Castle. The interview was supposed to remain secret, but worshippers on their way to a mass at the castle spotted them. While the Sussexes are due to travel to The Hague for the Invictus Games, a multi-sport competition for wounded or disabled soldiers and war veterans, initiated by Prince Harry, they took advantage of this moment to speak with the monarch, a few days before her 96th birthday.
The parents of 2-year-old Archie and 10-month-old Lilibet (whom the Queen never met) spent the previous night at Frogmore Cottage, where Harry’s cousin Princess Eugenie currently lives with her husband and daughter. This meeting took place despite the family tensions caused by the interview given by Meghan and Harry to Oprah Winfrey almost a year ago, as well as the absence of the Duke of Sussex at the Memorial of Prince Philip, on March 29. The latter, for his part, has also taken legal action to obtain police protection in the United Kingdom, saying that it is too dangerous to bring his family there since he no longer benefits from it following the Megxit.
Elizabeth II, who recovered from Covid 19 but suffered from mobility problems last month, will celebrate her 96th birthday on 21 April. This event comes a few weeks after her late husband’s memorial service, during which she made her last public appearance. The palace also announced that the monarch will not attend Easter Sunday services at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Nevertheless, to celebrate her 70th anniversary of reign, she will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in two months, an event of international scope that will, perhaps, bring the whole family together.