IN AND OUT: Harry and Meghan got ONLY a 'formal 15-minute meeting' with Queen at Jubilee celebrations

The Sussexes introduced their one-year-old daughter Lillibet to the Queen, whom she is named after, for the first time at the Jubilee celebrations


                            IN AND OUT: Harry and Meghan got ONLY a 'formal 15-minute meeting' with Queen at Jubilee celebrations
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced their daughter Lillibet, 1, to Queen Elizabeth II (L) last week (Matt Dunham & Joe Giddens/Getty Images)
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to have spent only 15 minutes with Queen Elizabeth II during their trip to the UK for her Platinum Jubilee, according to an insider.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now reside in Montecito, California, introduced their one-year-old daughter Lillibet to the Queen, who she is named after, for the first time during the meeting. Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, were also accompanied by their son Archie, 3, when they met with the 96-year-old monarch at Windsor on Thursday, June 2. However, the duration of the meeting was kept "formal" by aides at the Buckingham Palace.

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It also emerged that Harry and his brother Prince William did not share private time together during the four-day bonanza to commemorate the Queen's 70-year reign. One source told the Sunday Times that their "broken relationship" is yet to be mended. "[William] is still deeply upset about [Harry’s departure] and feels let down, but he’s moved on," a friend said on condition of anonymity.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021, in London, England (Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

This comes as a British athlete, who knows members of Harry's Los Padres team, claimed the Duke was "living his dream in the US" by playing professional levels of polo, while his elder brother sacrificed the sport in light of his royal duties. Harry was spotted enjoying a game of polo in California about a week after arriving back from the Jubilee celebrations in London. Speaking of his and Meghan's rendezvous with the Queen, a source told The Sun, "It was a quick in and out job. It was all quite formal."

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Queen Elizabeth II at the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 2, 2022, in London, England (Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Harry was spotted on Friday, June 10, playing for his pal Nacho Figueras' team Los Padres at the Cancha de Estrella Polo Club in Santa Barbara. It was the first time he was spotted in public since returning to Los Angeles from the UK on June 5. The royal worked up a sweat before he was pictured taking a break, with his hands behind his head. The prince wore a green top, white trousers, black riding boots, and knee pads as he mounted his brown horse and put on his helmet and protective goggles for another round of the game. Harry's team lost to Dundee II 12-8.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, British player Millie Hine, who was triumphant in the Chestertons Polo in the Park tournament recently, said that the Duke was living his dream in the US by playing professional levels of polo. 19-year-old Hine, who knows members of Harry's Los Padres team, said he trains four times a week and visits the gym regularly to keep up with star player Nacho Figueras, who is often called the 'David Beckham' of polo, aside from two 17-year-olds in the team.

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Nacho Figueras attends the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 02, 2021, in Pacific Palisades, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Royal experts claimed this week that Harry "must have gone home feeling very depressed for what he has given up" after he and his wife decided to keep a low profile in the Jubilee celebrations because they "didn't have center stage seats. The Sussexes are said to have missed both the Platinum Jubilee Party and Pageant, as well as the Epsom Derby, during the festivities.

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