‘Unlikely’ Meghan Markle wrote King Charles a letter requesting a one to one meeting

Royal sources say it is ‘unlikely’ that Meghan Markle wrote King Charles a letter requesting a one to one meeting after Queen’s funeral

Prince Charles‘ decision to go to Balmoral today will weaken ‘very unlikely’ claims made by a royal reporter that Meghan Markle requested a ‘one-to-one’ meeting with the King after the Queen‘s funeral.

Neil Sean, an entertainment correspondent who has appeared on NBC News, MSNBC and Access Hollywood, said that he had heard from a ‘very good source’ that the American actress had sent a letter requesting a private conversation with the monarch. He claims Meghan wants to ‘clear the air’ amid reports the couple will fly back to the US as soon as they can to see their children, Archie, three, and Lilibet, one.

But today the King went to mourn his mother in Scotland with Camilla. Charles is known to want to heal his relationship with his son and his wife, even saying how much he loved them in his first address as King, making it ‘very unlikely’ he would ignore such a request if it happened, one source said.

Charles also intervened to ensure Harry could wear military uniform when guarding Her Majesty’s coffin in Westminster Hall on Saturday and put the Sussexes at the centre of the Royal Family‘s mourning of the Queen – including her extraordinary and moving funeral yesterday.

Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes have not commented on the claims, however royal sources told MailOnline that Meghan would be ‘very unlikely’ to trouble the King as he mourns his mother after yesterday’s funeral and as he grapples with his first days as King.

Another insider said it would be ‘odd’ for the Duchess to write formally to the King directly for a meeting, given Harry would have a direct path to his father.

The Sussexes are believed to be in Windsor today after the extraordinary state funeral and burial of the Queen yesterday. But they are expected to leave for LA as soon as possible.

‘She’d now like before they return back to California to have a one-to-one audience with King Charles III,’ Mr Sean said in a video posted to YouTube, that has recorded nearly 300k views.

‘That’s right—Meghan one-to-one with King Charles. You heard correct.

‘It’s a very brave move from Meghan herself,’ Sean said.

Meghan Markle, the Dutchess of Sussex, requested a 'one-to-one' meeting with Charles in a formal letter sent to the new King, according to a Royals insider

Meghan Markle, the Dutchess of Sussex, requested a ‘one-to-one’ meeting with Charles in a formal letter sent to the new King, according to a Royals insider 

Neil Sean revealed on his YouTube channel he had heard from a 'very good source' the American actress had requested a private conversation with the King

Neil Sean revealed on his YouTube channel he had heard from a ‘very good source’ the American actress had requested a private conversation with the King

The Royals insider claims the 41-year-old penned a formal note to King Charles hoping to meet privately following his mother's funeral

The Royals insider claims the 41-year-old penned a formal note to King Charles hoping to meet privately following his mother’s funeral

Detailing the content of the letter, he said: ‘It would be 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.

‘Now, you know, you have to admire Meghan’s self-belief, whatever you think.’

However, Sean warned it remains unclear if the letter will be enough for the couple to make amends with the Royal Family.

‘Truthfully, we have no idea if this is going to go forward.’

Sean said it was customary to request the King’s presence through a letter.

‘This is how you write to the King through his equerry, and of course that’s passed on,’ he told his YouTube channel.

However, Sean warned it remains unclear if the letter will be enough for the couple to make amends with the Royal Family. Pictured is Harry at the Queen's funeral

However, Sean warned it remains unclear if the letter will be enough for the couple to make amends with the Royal Family. Pictured is Harry at the Queen’s funeral

Yesterday, Prince William and Harry put aside their feud for a united front to remember the monarch, and again showed that they could at least be on speaking terms as they interacted with each other in the chapel at Windsor Castle.

William was seen walking to the end of the pew while holding back his son Prince George next to wife Kate Middleton and daughter Princess Charlotte, as he beckoned for Harry and Meghan to walk past them.

Harry and Meghan then took their seats, with the Duke of Sussex sitting next to Charlotte. Kate was sat in between Charlotte and George, with the nine-year-old prince next to William who was on the end of the pew.

The royals had followed behind the Queen’s coffin into the chapel after it was lifted from the state hearse and carried in ahead of the service at 4pm. The procession was led in by members of the Queen’s royal household. 

Once again King Charles III followed behind the coffin, with Queen Consort Camilla, as well as Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence behind, then Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

At the end of the day, Harry was seen puffing his cheeks as he got into a car with Meghan, following an emotional day.

The Duke of Sussex and other royals, including King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla, were pictured leaving St George’s Chapel in Windsor yesterday afternoon after a moving committal service for the late monarch.

Earlier, William and Harry also walked together behind the Queen’s coffin in London in emotional scenes before it was carried into Westminster Abbey by the military bearer party for her state funeral.

Prince William directs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their seats at St George's Chapel for the committal service

Prince William directs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to their seats at St George’s Chapel for the committal service

(Top to bottom) The Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex at the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle

(Top to bottom) The Prince of Wales, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, the Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex at the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle

It marked the fourth day in just over a week that Harry and William have carried out engagements together, with royal observers hoping they are making first steps to put their troubled relationship behind them.

The brothers also followed behind the Queen’s coffin for a procession to Westminster Hall last Wednesday; a vigil over the coffin on Saturday; and a walkabout with Kate and Meghan outside Windsor Castle on September 10.

While William and Harry have put aside their disagreements for royal events in recent days, fears over the content of Harry’s upcoming memoir continue to cast a cloud over their relationship – especially following the bombshell interview he and Meghan gave to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 when they accused an unnamed royal of racism.

Rumours of a rift between the brothers first emerged in 2019 when they divided their households following various disagreements about Harry’s role, but their feud deepened amid the fallout from the Megxit saga in 2020.

But the death of the Queen has seen the rivals shelve their differences, with William and Kate joined in recent days by Harry and Meghan for the first occasions in more than two years since Commonwealth Day in March 2020.

Prince Harry, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence ahead of the committal service at Windsor

Prince Harry, Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence ahead of the committal service at Windsor

Prince William and Prince Harry join the procession following the state hearse carrying the coffin at Windsor

Prince William and Prince Harry join the procession following the state hearse carrying the coffin at Windsor

Prince Andrew and Prince Harry were both again banned from saluting during the procession to Westminster Abbey yesterday – while other royals including King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne all performed the gesture.

Members of the Royal Family saluted when the Queen’s coffin was taken into the Abbey. But Andrew and Harry simply stood still because they were not allowed to wear military uniform, as neither are now working royals.

It comes after Harry and Andrew were also prohibited from saluting at the funeral procession to Westminster Hall last Wednesday.  Andrew did also not salute at the vigil last Monday in Edinburgh for the same reason.

The decision to ban Harry and Andrew from wearing military uniforms in most events following the Queen’s death at Balmoral is a reminder of how both now have limited involvement in the Royal Family.

Prince Harry spent ten years in the Army, but he was stripped of his honorary military titles in 2020 after he and his wife announced they were stepping down as senior working royals and moving abroad.

His uncle the Duke of York, who was forced to stand down from public life in 2019 over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, is the only other royal banned from wearing military uniform at the ceremonial events and funeral.

The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III and the Princess Royal follow the State Hearse carrying the coffin in Windsor today

The Duke of Sussex, King Charles III and the Princess Royal follow the State Hearse carrying the coffin in Windsor today

It comes after an extraordinary row over the decision to remove the Queen’s initials from the shoulder of Prince Harry’s military uniform laid bare the depth of his rift with the Royal Family.

The prince was said to have been left ‘devastated’ after receiving his ceremonial dress of the Blues and Royals from Buckingham Palace without the distinctive EIIR cipher on the shoulder.

He wore the uniform to Saturday night’s vigil over the Queen’s coffin alongside the monarch’s seven other grandchildren. Such was his despair, Harry is even said to have considered wearing a morning suit as they were leaving in order to avoid the ’embarrassment’.

William and Harry, both dressed in military uniform, stood at either end of the coffin on Saturday night. They were joined by cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and Lady Louise Windsor and her brother Viscount Severn. 

Harry, who saw action on the front line during two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had previously been told he would have to wear a morning suit as he is no longer a working royal and has been stripped of any honorary military appointments.

However, his father, King Charles, granted permission for his son to wear his old uniform at the vigil inside the Palace of Westminster as a show of respect and unity to the late Queen.

Prince Harry was seen exhaling as he entered a car with his wife, Meghan, after the Queen's committal service at Windsor yesterday afternoon

Prince Harry was seen exhaling as he entered a car with his wife, Meghan, after the Queen’s committal service at Windsor yesterday afternoon

It is understood that no personal slight was intended, and The cipher was removed simply because Harry is no longer an aide-de-camp (ADC) to the Queen after quitting royal duties and handing back his military appointments.

A Personal Aide-de-Camp is an appointment bestowed only on members of the Royal Family holding military rank, including the Prince of Wales.

Nowadays, it is an honorary role with few duties or responsibilities, although historically it would have signified close proximity to the monarch. Harry was awarded the honour in 2018 and it was seen as a sign of his growing responsibility within the monarchy.

But following his acrimonious decision in 2020 to quit as a working royal and seek his fortune in the US, the Queen insisted he withdraw from all responsibilities and appointments. It means he is simply no longer entitled to wear the insignia of an ADC on his uniform.

Much has been made of the fact that the shamed Duke of York was seen in his ADC insignia at Friday night’s vigil by the Queen’s children. 

Andrew was permitted to wear it because, unlike Harry, he did not give the honour back when he relinquished his military associations in January. A spokesman said it was a personal appointment by the Queen.

Questions will undoubtedly be raised, however, as to why Harry was forced to hand the honour back, when his uncle was not.

On Saturday, Prince William was wearing the Blues and Royals, No.1 Uniform, the Garter Sash, the Garter Star, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals and RAF Pilot Wings.

Harry was wearing the Blues and Royals, No.1 Uniform, KCVO Neck Order and Star, Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals and Army Pilot Wings.

Harry, however, wore civilian dress for yesterday’s funeral.

Die-hard Meghan supporters make the extraordinary claim that the Duchess of Sussex was the ‘ONLY royal’ to cry at the Queen’s funeral – even though most of the family were clearly crying 

Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral – when others were clearly in tears.

Prince Harry’s wife was seen wiping away a tear during the moving ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Monday, with a trail of her tears clearly showing on her cheek.

Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth's funeral

Meghan Markle fans have divided the internet after claiming the Duchess of Sussex was the only member of the Royal Family who wept at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; 'Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really'

 The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; ‘Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really’

The image of the moment was posted on Twitter with the caption; ‘Meghan being the only one who cried for the Queen…. Sums up everything really.’

The poster, who calls themselves the ‘SussexDetective’, switched off replies to the tweet.

The duchess was later pictured battling with her emotions as the Queen’s coffin left the Abbey on its journey to her final resting place in a vault alongside Prince Philip at Windsor Castle.

The claim sparked fury on Twitter – with other users sharing pictures of Royals clearly crying.

Some posted pictures of other Royals clearly crying, adding: 'People just saying anything on this app lmaooo i can’t...'

Some posted pictures of other Royals clearly crying, adding: ‘People just saying anything on this app lmaooo i can’t…’

Images from the spectacular event showed King Charles welling up with tears as he stared at his mother's coffin in Westminster Abbey

Images from the spectacular event showed King Charles welling up with tears as he stared at his mother’s coffin in Westminster Abbey

Images from the spectacular event showed King Charles’s eyes welling up with tears as he stared at his mother’s coffin in the Abbey, while little Princess Charlotte wept openly.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, was clearly fighting back tears when she arrived in the funeral cortege at the Abbey, her eyes red-raw with emotion.

Prince Edward could also be seen sobbing into a handkerchief while his wife, Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex was also caught dabbing tears from her eyes..

Prince George was clearly upset at one stage in the ceremony while Prince Andrew wept as he walked behind the Royal coffin on his way to Westminster.

Queen Consort Camilla also appeared to break down at Wellington Arch as the funeral party returned to Buckingham Palace.

But another Twitter user added: ‘I can imagine Meg and Harry have been very sad that one of the few people in that entire family who was kind to them is gone.’

The comment echoed Meghan’s admission on her reveal-all interview alongside Prince Harry on Oprah Winfrey’s sensation Royal blockbuster in March 2021.

‘She’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming,’ the Duchess said of the Queen at the time.

Meghan recalled one of the first engagements she had with the Queen after marrying Harry in 2018.

Meghan Markle sobs in the pews of Westminster Abbey alongside Sophie, Duchess of Wessex

Meghan Markle sobs in the pews of Westminster Abbey alongside Sophie, Duchess of Wessex

‘We had breakfast together that morning and she gave me a beautiful gift and I just really loved being in her company,’ she said.

‘We were in the car going between engagements. And she has a blanket that sits across her, her knees, for warmth, and it was chilly and she was like, Meghan, come on, and put it over my knees as well.’

In the wake of the Oprah interview, the late Queen released a touching statement expressing her sympathy for the young Royal couple’s ordeal.

‘The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan,’ read the statement.

Prince Edward's wife Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, wept openly in the funeral cortege

Prince Edward’s wife Sophie, Duchess of Wessex, wept openly in the funeral cortege

‘Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members.’

The apparent hypocrisy of the Duchess’s tears infuriated others.

‘So now she is crying? LIKE NOW?’ posted one. ‘Please, this one forced tear after everything she has done to destroy Queen’s final years means NOTHING.

‘She is such a disgrace, nothing gonna change that. She should be ashamed of herself.’

Another retweeted the picture of the duchess’s tears and added curtly: ‘An actress btw.’

Meghan’s tears were also questioned by Today show host Karl Stefanovic who said she was ‘apparently’ crying.

He added: ‘There’s been lots of photos around and interpretations of photos and reading into photos that may or may not be true,’ he said.

‘There’s a couple of Meghan, um, with a tear running down her face – apparently – and also even one of Princess Charlotte that everyone was saying she was crying, and we don’t know if it was true or not.’

The Duchess of Sussex spoke fondly of the late Queen in her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, recalling how warm and inviting the monarch had been to her

The Duchess of Sussex spoke fondly of the late Queen in her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, recalling how warm and inviting the monarch had been to her

 

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