The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a secret go to to the Queen earlier than flying to The Hague for an look on the Invictus Video games.
Prince Harry and Meghan are additionally reported to have met with Prince Charles throughout their go to to Windsor Fort on Thursday.
The pair haven’t been in Britain collectively since they stood down as senior working royals in January 2020.
Their go to to the Queen follows Harry’s absence from the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service in London final month.
The duke is within the means of bringing a declare in opposition to the Residence Workplace after being informed he would not have entry the identical diploma of non-public protecting safety when visiting from the US, regardless of having provided to foot the invoice himself.
Harry hopes to carry his two youngsters, Archie and Lilibet, to go to the UK, however his authorized consultant stated he and his household are “unable to return to his dwelling” as a result of it’s too harmful.
A spokesperson for the duke confirmed earlier in March that he would miss the service for his grandfather, Prince Philip, however that he hoped to go to the Queen quickly.
It follows feedback made by Dai Davies, a former head of royal safety at Scotland Yard, earlier this week that the concept Harry is unable to return to the UK resulting from security considerations is “sheer unadulterated nonsense”, including the duke is “not an knowledgeable in safety”.
Talking in regards to the doubtless safety preparations throughout the Invictus Video games, Mr Davies stated: “The reality is I’ve little question that he will probably be protected, whether or not he takes his personal workforce or whether or not the Dutch authorities give him some form of VIP standing.
“The reality is, if there’s a threat each international locations – ours and the Netherlands – have refined programs of figuring out threat.
“This nation has decided he’s not in danger. That will or might not be true, however individuals much better certified than I’m now could make that call they usually by no means make it flippantly.”
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is concerned in taking care of royals within the Netherlands, he stated, however added that, whereas there’s a royal safety squad, it isn’t as large or as skilled because the squad within the UK.
Meghan’s attendance on the Invictus Video games was confirmed by a spokesperson for the couple on Monday.