Prince Harry met with the Queen 'at least twice' during UK visit

Sarah Carty
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Prince Harry reportedly met with the Queen twice while he was in the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral.

Writing for Harper's Bazaar, royal reporter and Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie claims the Prince met with Her Majesty before he left the country to return to Meghan Markle and Archie in the US.

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Prince Harry reportedly met with the Queen twice while he was in the UK. Photo: Getty Images

“The love and respect he [Harry] has for his grandmother will always be unwavering,” a source told the publication.

“This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives. It was very much a family-focused period of time.

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“Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length. The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”

It comes after reports surfaced that Prince Charles met with both Prince Harry and Prince William so neither of their words would get misconstrued after the meeting.

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Prince Harry is believed to have already returned to the US. Photo: Getty Images

However, it was then reported that the two-hour ‘peace talks’ didn’t go as planned.

"Things haven’t exactly ironed out the way [Harry] had hoped," the source told The Mirror.

"There had been a kind of unspoken agreement between everyone to park whatever has been on each person’s mind, and solely concentrate on supporting the Queen ahead of Prince Philip ’s funeral."

The source added that Harry "didn’t expect everything to be completely back to normal", but "his feeling after seeing his family was there is a lot of ground to make up".

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Prince Harrywalked behind his grandfather, Prince Philip's coffin over the weekend. Photo: Getty Images

“Whether that is harder or easier to do on the other side of the world remains to be seen," they added.

Prince Harry was said to have written a ‘deeply personal note’ to Prince Charles before the funeral, after a "complete communication breakdown" between them.

According to The Mirror, the note "outlined his reasons for leaving" and promised to "respect the institution".

Indeed, Harry stated in his interview with Oprah Winfrey that his father had stopped taking his phone calls.

After the funeral service on Saturday, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were spotted chatting as they made the journey by foot back to Windsor Castle.

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