Palace staff shocked at Harry and Meghan's latest request: 'Sheer nerve'

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Despite claims that Harry and Meghan are making 'little progress' reconciling with the royal family, a royal insider has said the pair have now made a bold request of the Queen, in the hopes of extending an "olive branch".

According to the insider, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered to fly to the UK to see the monarch in the coming weeks, to introduce the Queen to her great-granddaughter Lilibet, if she agrees to meet them.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at St Mary the Virgin, in Hillington, England, to attend a Sunday church service, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles
Harry and Meghan are hoping to see the queen in coming weeks. Photo: Getty

"Harry and Meghan have made this offer but a lot of people are shocked by the sheer nerve of it," the source told The Sun.

"They may genuinely want to see the Queen but it’s breathtaking given what they’ve put her through this year.

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"Her Majesty’s staff have not responded so far. In fact there has also been discussion about Christmas — and whether an invitation should be sent to Harry and Meghan, after they spurned one last year."

It would be Meghan Markle's first return trip to the UK since she and Harry left their royal duties behind in March 2020.

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan
Meghan hasn't been back to the UK since 2020. Photo: Getty

Harry, on the other hand, returned to the UK alone in April for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, after which he reportedly had a 'very special' reunion with his grandmother.

The Duke spent 'precious moments' with Her Majesty following Philip's funeral on April 17, according to an updated epilogue for bombshell royal biography, Finding Freedom.

"To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn't seen the Queen for, was very special," a source told the authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, per Town and Country.

"Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve."

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