A ROYAL OLIVE BRANCH? Queen invites Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and kids to Balmoral

The Queen reportedly arrived at her Highlands home on July 21, where she plans on staying at the Craigowan Lodge on the Balmoral estate for ten weeks


                            A ROYAL OLIVE BRANCH? Queen invites Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and kids to Balmoral
A source claimed that the Queen (L) has extended an olive branch to Harry and Meghan Markle (R) and invited them to stay at the Balmoral Estate (Jonathan Brady and Toby Melville/Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II has invited Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their two children -- Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1 -- to spend time with her for summer at Balmoral.

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Sources told The Sun, “Staff has been told to expect the full list of royals, including Harry, Meghan, and their children Archie and Lilibet.” The source added, “They are preparing for the Sussexes.”

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The reports come after the Sussex family's much-publicized split from the royals and their recent strained relationships with several senior royals over the past months. The Queen reportedly arrived at her Highlands home on Thursday, July 21, where she plans on staying at the Craigowan Lodge on the Balmoral estate for ten weeks. The British monarch's family will join her for some time. 

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According to a source, during the Queen's recent Platinum Jubilee this summer, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “barely had 15 minutes” with the Queen. “Balmoral is the perfect place for them to spend a little bit of quality time with her,” the source said.

Will Prince Harry and Meghan show up at the Balmoral?

Although it is clear that Harry and Meghan are invited, whether they turn up is still being speculated. Sources admitted they’d “be stunned if they did turn up” alongside other royals like Harry’s dad Prince Charles and his brother Prince William.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 03, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
Prince Harry and Meghan depart the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on June 03, 2022, in London, England (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

Earlier this year, Harry and Meghan reportedly privately visited Charles and the Queen when they had a quick stop in England while on their way to the Invictus Games in The Netherlands. Later, when they returned to England to attend the Trooping for Colour parade in June, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also introduced their daughter Lilibet, named after her great-grandmother, to the Queen for the first time.

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'Very emotional visit'

Harry and Meghan’s newest addition also reportedly had an “emotional” visit with their grandfather Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. A source told ET, “The Prince, of course, hasn’t seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very special to have some time with him.”

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The source described the moment “very emotional” and “a very, very wonderful thing.” A second source also said, “It was fantastic to see” Harry, Meghan, and their family back in England. “It was wonderful to have them back in Britain.”

Ever since splitting up with the royal family, Harry and Meghan have been living a rather private life in California since early 2020. The former royals settled in the southern part of the state with their children, where they are neighbors with various celebrities.

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