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Queen would ‘welcome Harry and Meghan back with open arms’ after supporting their exit

The former Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to step down in January and have now transitioned to their new lives in Los Angeles. However, should they ever make a U-turn on their decision to step down as senior royals, it would be fully supported by the reigning monarch, according to Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward.

Ms Seward told Sky News: “I think she’s looking at Harry like the prodigal son, that he will come home and she will welcome him with open arms.

“The one thing that she has really carried her through her long life is her Christianity and her deep religious beliefs, and one of the Christian teachings is forgiveness.”

Although members of the royal family may have felt “disappointed” over the couple’s decision to exit the royal family, the Queen would never publicly criticise them.

The insider added: “I think she’s very loathed to criticise anything he’s doing.

“Privately, she might feel very sad about it but she would never ever comment on it, even probably to her family.

“She would keep her feelings much to herself.”

Back at the beginning of the year, the Queen released a statement that addressed the couple’s desire to lead an “independent” life.

She said: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved members of my family.

“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two year and support their wish for a more independent life.”

She added: “I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.”

Prince Harry gave a speech to supporters of his Sentebale charity as he prepared to step down as a senior royal, admitting that Megxit was their only choice as they had suffered “years” of challenges.

He shared: “Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful and we were here to serve… The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,

“It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”

Instagram users shared their support for the prince after he announced his desire to protect his family.

One said: “I wish Harry and Meghan the best in their future charity works. Diana stepped back from public life and still supported charities. Diana would be so proud of Harry and Meghan stepping back, in the best interests of their family.”

A second replied: “I pray that Harry and Meghan make their way back to the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth is too old to do what the young people should have been doing, making public appearances.”

A third commented: “Harry is a wonderful man and an amazing husband.”

It comes as Meghan and Harry are reported to be working on releasing a biography to reveal their side of the story, according to Mail Online.

The book entitled “Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World of Harry and Meghan” is alleged to portray a positive image of the couple.

They have collaborated on the book with their favoured reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand as they seek to take back control of their image.

The two journalists Mr Scobie and Ms Durand are reported to have begun compiling the biography back in 2018.

Both are known to report on Meghan and Harry in a favourable light after Meghan and Harry declared they would not cooperate with tabloids in the future.


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