Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only got ‘formal 15-minute meeting’ with the Queen


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only spent ‘formal 15-minute meeting’ with the Queen during the Jubilee – but he is ‘living his dream in the US playing polo’, reveals British player who knows members of his Los Padres team

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly spent 15 minutes with the Queen 
  • During the meeting, the couple introduced their one-year-old daughter Lilibet 
  • Their time was kept ‘formal’ by Buckingham Palace aides, according to The Sun 
  • It comes amid claims Prince Harry is ‘living his dream in the US’, playing polo

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only spent 15 minutes with the Queen after returning to the UK for her Platinum Jubilee, an insider has reportedly claimed.

During the meeting, the Duke, 37, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, who are now based in Montecito, California, introduced their one-year-old daughter Lilibet, who is named after The Queen, for the first time.

The couple, who were also with their son Archie, three, saw the monarch at Windsor on Thursday, June 2, but their time with Her Majesty was kept ‘formal’ by Buckingham Palace aides, according to The Sun.

It comes as a British player who knows members of Harry’s Los Padres team revealed the Duke is ‘living his dream in the US’, playing professional levels of polo while his brother Prince William has sacrificed the sport in the name of duty.

Harry was spotted striking a pose this weekend as he enjoyed a spot of polo under the Californian sun, almost a week after arriving back from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured during the four-day celebrations) only spent 15 minutes with the Queen after returning to the UK for her Platinum Jubilee, an insider has reportedly claimed

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (pictured during the four-day celebrations) only spent 15 minutes with the Queen after returning to the UK for her Platinum Jubilee, an insider has reportedly claimed

Harry was spotted striking a pose this weekend as he enjoyed a spot of polo under the Californian sun, almost a week after arriving back from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London

Harry was spotted striking a pose this weekend as he enjoyed a spot of polo under the Californian sun, almost a week after arriving back from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in London

He donned a green top, white trousers and black riding boots and knee pads as he basked in the typical LA heat, before being seen mounting his brown horse and putting on his helmet and protective goggles for another round of play

 He donned a green top, white trousers and black riding boots and knee pads as he basked in the typical LA heat, before being seen mounting his brown horse and putting on his helmet and protective goggles for another round of play

Discussing the couple’s meeting with the Queen, a source reportedly told the paper: ‘It was a quick in and out job. It was all quite formal.’ 

Buckingham Palace reportedly declined to comment when contacted by The Sun.

On Friday, Harry played for his friend Nacho Figueras’ team Los Padres at the Cancha de Estrella Polo Club in Santa Barbara, in what was the first time he was seen out and about since returning to Los Angeles on June 5.

After working up a sweat, the red-faced royal was pictured taking a break as he placed his hands behind his head and sunk into his right hip.

He donned a green top, white trousers and black riding boots and knee pads as he basked in the typical LA heat, before being seen mounting his brown horse and putting on his helmet and protective goggles for another round of play.

Meghan was not present for the game on Friday, which Harry’s team lost 12-8 to Dundee II. 

It comes following reports that Prince Harry is living his dream in the US, playing professional levels of polo while his brother William has sacrificed the sport in the name of duty (Above, Harry playing polo in Santa Barbara, California, in May)

It comes following reports that Prince Harry is living his dream in the US, playing professional levels of polo while his brother William has sacrificed the sport in the name of duty (Above, Harry playing polo in Santa Barbara, California, in May)

British player Millie Hine, 19, knows members of Prince Harry's Los Padres team and said he trains four times a week and goes to the gym most days to keep up with star player Nacho Figueras, the 'David Beckham' of polo, as well as two 17-year-olds on the same team. (Harry with Nacho in May)

British player Millie Hine, 19, knows members of Prince Harry’s Los Padres team and said he trains four times a week and goes to the gym most days to keep up with star player Nacho Figueras, the ‘David Beckham’ of polo, as well as two 17-year-olds on the same team. (Harry with Nacho in May)

British player Millie Hine, who was victorious in the Chestertons Polo in the Park tournament recently, told the Mail On Sunday’s Emily Prescott that Prince Harry is living his dream in the US, playing professional levels of polo.

Millie, 19, knows members of Prince Harry’s Los Padres team and said he trains four times a week and goes to the gym most days to keep up with star player Nacho Figueras, the ‘David Beckham‘ of polo, as well as two 17-year-olds on the same team. 

In contrast, his busy brother Prince William, 39, can manage only the occasional charity day.

It comes after royal experts this week claimed that Harry ‘must have gone home feeling very depressed for what he has given up’, after he and his wife Meghan decided not to be more visible in the Jubilee celebrations because ‘they did not have centre stage seats’.

The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex missed both the Platinum Jubilee Party and Pageant – as well as the Epsom Derby during the four-day festivities.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn't appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour, and were also seemingly relegated to the second row during the Thanksgiving service (pictured)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour, and were also seemingly relegated to the second row during the Thanksgiving service (pictured) 

The couple made only one public appearance over the Jubilee weekend, despite flying in from the US with their two children – Archie and Lilibet.

They did not appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour, and were also seemingly relegated to the second row during the Thanksgiving service.

Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl told True Royalty TV’s The Royal Beat that the couple weren’t at other celebrations because ‘they did not have centre stage seats’.

Meanwhile, historian Hugo Vickers added: ‘Harry has given up being Captain of the Royal Marines, who were out in force.

‘I think he must have gone home feeling very depressed for what he has given up.’

Katie said: ‘I honestly think it’s [because]… they knew that they wouldn’t be in that front row.

‘And why did they leave the Royal Family? They left because they weren’t in the front row. I believe that’s why they weren’t at the other celebrations as they did not have centre stage seats.’

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