Royal biography Finding Freedom reveals how the Queen wanted to make sure Prince Harry understood that despite al the pressure of his and Meghan’s decision he was still cared for in the Royal Family. According to Town & Country, the book explains that she did so during a private lunch between the Queen and Prince Harry on March 1.
At the time, both decided to take a break from Harry’s final official engagements and spend some time together.
In the book, an aide described the situation as “no titles. Just granny and grandson.”
The source said “the Queen was still one of the most important women in Prince Harry’s life.”
They added that as “they tucked into a roast lunch, the Queen made it clear to Harry that she would always support him in whatever he decided to do.”
Speaking of the meeting the day after it happened, a royal source said: “The Queen had a lot to talk to Harry about and this was the ideal time for them to both say their piece.
“When Harry and Meghan announced they wanted to quit it all happened very quickly and it was very stressful for all concerned.
“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.”
But the Queen is said to have been “very sad” that she sees little of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie.
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“That is something that still needs to be resolved. But Harry is also a much-loved grandson who she has always doted on.
“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.
“Hopefully the chat cleared the air and the way forward is looking more positive.
“But she wanted to make certain Harry knew there were limits and the whole set-up is subject to a review after 12 months.”