Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are feuding with the royal family and BBC, are said to be planning a surprise during the Duke of Sussex‘s upcoming trip to London — in a sign that they are now working towards peace with Queen Elizabeth II.
In late June, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is expected to travel the London to take part in the unveiling of a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales, in the garden of the London palace.
The statue, which was commissioned by Prince Harry and Prince William, will be revealed to the world on July 1st — on what would have been Princess Diana‘s 60th birthday.
A royal expert claimed that a reliable source has revealed that Prince Harry will not be returning to England alone.
Meghan Markle, who recently gave birth to her daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, issued a statement saying that they cannot travel at this moment.
Instead, Prince Harry will reportedly be accompanied by his son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, during the trip.
Prince Harry is said to be contemplating attending the bittersweet event with Archie to start the healing process after his nasty feuds, truth bombs, and a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told Closer: “From what I’ve heard from reliable royal sources, Harry will return for his mother’s statue unveiling. He’s thought to be planning on staying at Frogmore [his former home with Meghan], and he’ll obviously have to quarantine.”
He added that Prince Harry plans to do the right thing by bringing Archie for the sake of Queen Elizabeth, who is eager to see him again.
He stated: “But he won’t be alone – there’s strong reason to believe that Archie will be with him. I think Archie coming would be a great diffuser of the situation. And the decision to bring him could be the very first sign of guilt from Harry. I think he still believes that what he and Meghan did was the right thing – but bringing Archie back would be an olive branch of some sort, a definite sign that he’s looking to call a truth over what’s happened recently. It could help heal a lot of hurt.”
The decision to bring Archie to London comes after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got embroiled in another media war after reports said they had not consulted Queen Elizabeth on the name of their baby daughter — Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The BBC has been threatened with legal action after reporting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their daughter after the monarch’s childhood nickname without consulting her first.
On Wednesday, royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said a senior palace source had revealed that Queen Elizabeth II was not asked about what she thought of the new baby’s name.
Lilibet was the name given to the Queen after she could not pronounce her name properly as a child.
Less than two hours after the BBC reports were released, a statement was given via royal journalist and author Omid Scobie, who is believed to be close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Omid Scobie said that the Queen was the first person Prince Harry contacted after Lilibet Diana was born and informed her of their plans to use her childhood nickname. He added that they would not have used the name if the Queen had disagreed.
However, briefings from Buckingham Palace seem to suggest that the monarch was told about a decision rather than asked for her permission on the matter.
The original report from the BBC has been edited, but the original tweets from Jonny Dymond have not been deleted at the time of writing, nor has the article been taken down.
Buckingham Palace has not made any official comment on whether the reports were true, but for Prince Harry, this has added to his already-existing feud with the BBC, after he criticized Martin Bashir for his 1995 interview with his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and claimed she had “lost her life because of this.”
Only time will tell if the attempt at peace is real.