Queen's shock message for Prince Harry after four-hour palace meeting

Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly told her grandson Prince Harry he will "always be welcomed back" into the royal life, as he prepares to step down as a senior member of the royal family.

The 35-year-old royal and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are set to step back from royal life at the end of this month in favour of a new life in Canada with their nine-month-old son Archie.

The Queen and Prince Harry reportedly had a four-hour meeting at Buckingham Palace on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

And on Sunday Harry held a four-hour meeting with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, during which she reportedly told him the door is always open if he and his spouse change their minds.

The 93-year-old monarch is believed to have ended the talk by saying: "You are much loved and will always be welcomed back."

The Queen is thought to have told Prince Harry he'll always be welcome back into the royal family as a working member of the firm. Photo: Getty Images

Harry's talk with his grandmother took place in Windsor Castle, where he joined the Queen for a light lunch and tea as they discussed his future.

“The Queen had a lot to talk to Harry about and this was the ideal time for them to both say their piece,” a royal source told The Sun newspaper.

"Sunday was the first time the Queen has had the chance to talk to Harry on his own and really find out what his plans are. It was a much more relaxed environment and they were both able to speak their mind."

The Queen and Prince Harry are said to have had a great relationship over the years. Photo: Getty Images

The Queen is believed to be "very upset" by Harry and Meghan's decision to leave, but talks over the weekend are said to have "cleared the air" between them.

"She made it very clear to him that he and Meghan are always able to come back if they change their minds and she will welcome them with open arms,” the source said.

Harry and Meghan, 38, will officially step down as senior royals on March 31.

However, today it was confirmed that Archie won’t be joining the pair on their trip to the UK.

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