The Queen tells Prince Harry he would 'always be welcome back' in the royal family 4 months ago

The Queen tells Prince Harry he would 'always be welcome back' in the royal family

"The ideal time."

The Queen has told Prince Harry that he and Meghan would be welcome back in the royal family at any time.

The Duke of Sussex met with his grandmother alone for the first time on Sunday, where they discussed his decision to leave the monarchy and relocate to the US.

Harry and Meghan announced that they were stepping back from their royal duties earlier this year.

They intend to make their own income and pursue their own charitable interests.

According to The Sun, the Queen told Harry: “You are much loved and will always be welcomed back.”

“The Queen had a lot to talk to Harry about and this was the ideal time for them to both say their peace," said a source.

Meghan Markle

“When Harry and Meghan announced they wanted to quit it all happened very quickly and it was very stressful for all concerned.

“Sunday was the first time the Queen has had the chance to talk to Harry on his own and really find out what his plans are. It was a much more relaxed environment and they were both able to speak their mind.”

Prince Harry met the Queen in her home in Windsor Castle.

According to the source, they spoke for four hours about the future. The Queen also said that he and Meghan would be welcomed back into the family "if they change their minds."

“It’s fair to say she is very upset about him and Meghan leaving and she would love to see more of Archie, as would Prince Charles and the rest of the family," they said.

“But she accepts at the moment that his mind is made up and he intends to live in North America."

Harry and Meghan will carry out their final royal duty next week as they attend Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth Day service.