Meghan Markle requested a “one-on-one” meeting with her father-in-law King Charles III before she and Prince Harry return to California following Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, a royal expert claimed.
The Duchess of Sussex — who has been estranged from the Royal Family since she and Harry stepped down as senior royals in 2020 — sent a letter asking for a private conversation with the new King, entertainment correspondent Neil Sean said in a YouTube video Saturday.
Sean described a potential meeting between Markle and King Charles as “an opportunity to clear the air, pull the rights from wrongs and explain some of the rationale behind what they’ve been doing over the last two years.”
There is certainly a lot to talk about: In the two years since she and Prince Harry decamped to the US, Markle has gone on the record to accuse her in-laws of racism and of failing to adequately address her mental health struggles.
“You have to admire Meghan’s self-belief, whatever you think,” Sean added.
Even so, he admitted, it is unclear if the rumored request was honored.
“Truthfully, we have no idea if this is going to go forward,” Sean said.
The Sussexes are believed to have spent the night in Windsor after Queen Elizabeth’s historic funeral on Monday. They will be returning to their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, in California after almost two weeks away.
Though the couple put on a united front with the other royals for the funeral, it appears that the rift caused by Markle and Harry’s departure is far from healed.
While Prince Harry was banned from saluting his beloved grandmother’s coffin after being stripped of his military honors, Markle noticeably avoided her sister-in-law Kate Middleton, now Princess of Wales, during both the funeral and the couples’ joint walkabout in Windsor on Sept. 10.
The Sept. 10 event was the first time Prince Harry, Markle, and Prince William and Kate – once dubbed the “Fab Four”– were seen together in public since 2020.
Over the weekend, Page Six reported that there was “a lot to overcome” before the two couples could ever be friends.
“When one feels good and on the other side of things, it’s easier to do,” a palace source said.