Queen Elizabeth II Wants Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ‘Feel Welcome and Loved’, a Royal Source Claims

Megxit has been stressful for everyone, which is an open secret at this point. It has taken months of conversations, planning, and negotiations in order to finalize Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s split from the royal family. There is no doubt that it has been stressful for everyone involved. Although we know that the queen is sad that her grandson and his wife have chosen to resign from royal duties, she has made it clear that she will always care about them deeply as beloved members of her family. A royal source is claiming that Queen Elizabeth II wants Prince Harry and Meghan to “feel welcome and loved.” 

Queen Elizabeth made a statement after Megxit was announced

Queen Elizabeth II
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Early in the year, it came as a huge shock to people around the world when Meghan and Prince Harry announced their plans to take a step back from royal life. Even though the queen said she was disappointed to see Prince Harry and Meghan leave the royal family, she also said that she wants the best for them.

According to MarketWatch, she let the public know that the couple will not use public funds for their new, independent life. There is no doubt that Megxit is hard for the entire royal family, the queen included, but she is doing whatever she needs to do in order to move forward and ensure that everything continues to run as smoothly as possible.

What has the queen done to show her support to Meghan and Prince Harry?

Most people are focusing on all of the stress and tension that Megxit has caused. While it very well may be true that there is some friction among some of the family members, especially senior royals, the queen has also been making an effort to support Meghan and Prince Harry the best that she can.

How so? Well, as we know, Meghan and Prince Harry have been spending the majority of their time in Canada since the news broke that they were resigning. Recently, they returned to the United Kingdom to carry out the last of their royal duties, where they joined the queen at Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth Day.

According to Town & Country, Prince Harry had a one-on-one lunch with his grandmother while he and Meghan were in the United Kingdom, just another sign that tells us that in light of all that is happening behind palace doors, they still remain extremely close. Apparently, the lunch meeting was relaxed and casual — the two chatted and enjoyed each other’s company rather than discussing business or anything to do with Megxit.

Queen Elizabeth II wants Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ‘feel welcome and loved’

It may have been thought originally that the queen was upset with Meghan and Prince Harry, and that their relationship would take a while to get back to normal. However, that is not necessarily the case.

The queen recently invited the couple to a church service in Windsor, where they happily greeted fans and enjoyed spending time with Prince Harry’s grandmother. How wonderful that Queen Elizabeth will continue to show Meghan and Prince Harry her love and support during this time.

Now, a source close to the royal family says that her majesty wants Meghan and Prince Harry to “feel welcome and loved” even though they will no longer be carrying out duties on her behalf. One way she’s turning her attempts into action is by inviting them to a church service.

The queen has also vocalized these sentiments. She reportedly even told Prince Harry: “You are very much loved.” What’s more, she told her grandson that he and Meghan are welcome to return whenever they want.

This level of support from the queen isn’t surprising. Earlier in their marriage, at the height of Meghan’s drama with her family, the queen reportedly showed the same supportive sentiment. “What may surprise some is just how supportive Her Majesty has been during the problems Meghan has faced with her family,” a source revealed to Us Weekly. “Meghan is in a tough place, and the queen knows it’s completely out of Meghan’s hands. She has only sympathy for what’s been a difficult and distressing situation for her.”

Most recently, the queen invited Meghan and Prince Harry to spend part of their summer with her at Balmoral estate. According to a new report in the Sunday Times, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have accepted her invitation.