Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has reportedly requested a one-on-one meeting with King Charles III before she and Prince Harry return to the United States following the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
According to royal expert Neil Sean, Markle sent a private letter to the king through a senior royal attendant requesting a private audience.
Sean said in a YouTube video posted Saturday that Markle asked for the meeting to “clean the air” and “explain some of the reasons for what they’ve been doing for the last two years.”
Sean said it’s unclear if Markle’s request will be honored. “Honestly, we have no idea if this is going to continue,” he said.
The relationship between Markle and the royal family has been described as “strained” by royal commentators including Sky News’ Angela Levin since she and Harry stepped down from official duties and relocated to California in 2020.
The humiliating moment Harry is forced to stand with his hands to his side as the family honors the funeral
Her high-profile interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 sparked a firestorm of controversy for the royal family, with Markle accusing the family of mistreating them and commenting on the possible skin tone of her and Harry’s son Archie.
She told Winfrey there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
The interview resulted in an extremely rare statement from Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen, which read: “The whole family is saddened by how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly those of race, are worrying. Although some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and addressed privately by the family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be beloved family members.”
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According to the New York Post, BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell speculated that Markle stayed behind in London on September 8 while Harry traveled to Scotland to be with the Queen before her death, out of concern that “she wasn’t particularly affectionate.” could be received.”
During most of Elizabeth’s memorial ceremonies, Harry, who was stripped of his military honors when he and Markle stepped down as working royals, was not allowed to wear a uniform or salute the Queen alongside his family members.
King Charles III, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal salute as the Duke of Sussex and the Duke of York bow their heads as the Queen’s Company bearer party, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II
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— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) September 14, 2022
However, he was given permission to don his uniform for the Queen’s vigil on Saturday.
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