The Queen's sweet tribute to Meghan and Harry at Buckingham Palace has been revealed

The Queen's sweet tribute to Meghan and Harry was revealed during her recent meeting with Prime Minster Boris Johnson

Queen Elizabeth II is seen at the Chichester Theatre while visiting West Sussex on November 30, 2017 in Chichester, United Kingdom.
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The Queen's sweet nod to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well her other royal relatives, has been revealed in her recent meeting with the British Prime Minister. 


The Queen might be thousands of miles from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but that doesn't mean the couple isn't near her in spirit. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship with Her Majesty came under scrutiny after they announced they were stepping down as senior royals in 2020, with many insiders claiming that the British monarch had objected to the high-profile withdrawal. 

However, recent developments have suggested that the dynamic between the couple and the Queen has warmed greatly, especially in the wake of the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter. The Duke and Duchess named their second baby Lilibet, in honor of Her Majesty's childhood moniker, and it's reported that the sweet nod has helped to solidify rapport with her. It's even predicted that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be welcomed by the Queen at Windsor Castle in the coming months, so she can finally be introduced to her great-granddaughter in person. 

In the meantime, it looks like Her Majesty will have to make do with some visual reminders of her stateside family.

WIDNES, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II attend a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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A recent meeting between Her Majesty and Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Buckingham Palace gave royal fans a glimpse into the Head of State's private audience room, which has been adorned with touching tributes to her famous clan. 

The Queen's engagement with the Conservative politician marked their first offline encounter since the pandemic began in March 2020, meaning the public could finally get an updated view of the iconic quarters. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during an audience at Buckingham Palace in central London on June 23, 2021, the Queen's first in-person weekly audience with the Prime Minister since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DOMINIC LIPINSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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And unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for eagle-eyed Royal Family followers to notice a couple of sweet details in the elegantly decorated space.  

Sitting on a wooden table close to the entrance is a framed portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, likely snapped at the beginning of their relationship. Despite appearing fuzzy on camera, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can be seen affectionately angled towards each other and looking directly at the lens. The couple is also color-coordinated, with Harry in his signature dark blue suit and Meghan wearing a celeste dress. 

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A portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Queen's private audience room 

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On an adjacent table, a photograph of Prince William and Kate Middleton can also be identified. The throwback shot was captured a whopping 10 years ago when the college sweethearts first announced their engagement, reminding visitors to the room of their enduring relationship. The Duke of Cambridge is pictured wearing a navy suit, while the Duchess is styled in a long-sleeved, white dress. The loved-up couple, who had been dating for almost a decade by this point, is holding each other gently while also smiling at the camera. 

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A portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Queen's private audience room 

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Emma Dooney
Emma Dooney

Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.