Harry and Meghan’s secret meeting with Charles at Jubilee would have left Diana ‘heartbroken’, says royal expert

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly left disappointed by their meeting with Prince Charles during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Harry and Meghan’s secret meeting with Charles at Jubilee revealed
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's alleged secret meeting with Prince Charles during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee would have left Princess Diana 'heartbroken', a royal expert has claimed. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle held a 'perfunctory meeting' with Prince Charles over the Platinum Jubilee that failed to deliver the results they had been 'hoping for', according to a royal insider. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly visited the Prince of Wales's private residence, Clarence House, during their recent trip to the UK for the 70th anniversary of the Queen's reign, where they hoped to reach a 'rapprochement' with their British relatives after more than two years of familial conflict. 

It's now been said that the A-list couple, who withdrew as senior members of the Royal Family and emigrated to the US in early 2020, were left disappointed by the private catch-up with the future King. 

"Well, I understand that it was a perfunctory meeting and that there was no real breakthrough," Christopher Andersen told Royally US. The 'Brothers and Wives' author added that Harry had been "hoping for some sort of rapprochement" but received "no touchy-feely vibes coming back in his direction." 


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The blow comes shortly after it was revealed that Meghan and Harry also had a secret meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle ahead of the Invictus Games in April, in an attempt to extend an 'olive branch' to the Royal Family and finally reach a permanent reconciliation. It's understood that the couple also met Charles during their short stay in Britain, before flying to The Hague in the Netherlands for their first continental European engagement since the pandemic began. 

The 73-year-old was reportedly 'happy' to spend time with his youngest son and daughter-in-law, having not seen them in person together since 2019. 

However, Andersen claims that their second meeting this summer wasn't so friendly. Despite the Sussexes' hopes that Prince Charles would be sympathetic to their circumstances, it appears that the eldest of the Queen's children had no intention of reciprocating their positive energy. 

"I think the curtain has come down," Andersen said. "And one of the things I think is so sad about this is Diana, were she alive today, would be heartbroken by this." 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.