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Meghan phoned Harry every day before he fled UK 1 day ahead of Queen’s birthday

Meghan Markle and her son Archie spoke to the Queen before Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday, insiders claim.

The 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex also spoke to Prince Harry every day during what was a “difficult” trip for him.

Harry left the UK on Tuesday – just hours before the Queen’s 95th birthday -flying back to the US to be with his pregnant wife Meghan Markle.

During his trip, Meghan and Archie spoke with both Harry and Her Majesty, People magazine reports.

Meghan and Harry have been in touch every day. She knows the trip to England has been difficult for Harry,” a source told the magazine.

It comes as royal insiders claimed Prince Harry experienced “a great deal of frostiness” from many of his relatives on his trip to the UK.

The Duke of Sussex has now returned to California after making the 5,400-mile trip to the UK for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip on Saturday.

His return to the US and decision not to stay for the Queen’s 95th birthday today comes amid claims he is yet to resolve differences with his father and brother.

Read our live blog below for the very latest updates on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry…

  • REGAL RIDER

    Prince Louis makes sure his tyres have enough heir on a bike ride ahead of his third birthday.

    The young royal, fifth in line to the throne, was pictured proudly riding the red balance bike in a navy sweater and light blue shorts.

    The £200 Frog cycle has already sold out.

    Sources said William and Kate had chosen the Tadpole+.

    The company’s website claims it “is a great first bike to help your child to achieve the necessary balance to cycle”.

    Credit: The Duchess of Cambridge
  • PEACE TALKS

    Prince Harry was reunited with ­William for two hours after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral — sparking hopes of peace between them.

    They joined dad Charles for the first time since Harry and Meghan’s Oprah US TV interview threatened to tear the family apart.

    Charles had private talks with his warring sons after the Duke’s funeral — and insiders say it is just what Philip would have wanted.

    The three met up away from the cameras following Saturday’s televised service.

    Read the full story here.

  • ‘MISTAKE’

    Royal historian Robert Lacey believes the set-up between William and Harry after Prince Philip’s funeral should have been coordinated differently.

    “The procession choreography, in retrospect, was a mistake,” the author of the bestselling biography Battle of Brothers said.

    “As we saw, they could have walked side-by-side quite happily after all.

    “What pleased me afterward was that it all seemed so totally natural, and they drifted to each other like the old days.”

  • PIERS REPLACEMENT

    Richard Madeley is being tipped to replace Piers Morgan on Good ­Morning Britain.

    The ex-This Morning host, 64, will join for June with the option of extending the deal if the “trial” goes well, a source said.

    Richard has previously stood in for Piers, who quit last month after refusing to apologise for comments he made about Meghan Markle.

  • INTIMATE DETAILS

    Aides have become increasingly alarmed at the speed at which details of private family exchanges have emerged.

    On Wednesday, US magazine People carried intimate details of a private phone call between Meghan, one-year-old son Archie and the Queen ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral.

    People has previously been seen as a favoured outlet for the Sussexes. In February 2019, five of Meghan’s closest friends briefed it in depth about her life while claiming she had suffered “global bullying”.

    Meghan has always insisted she had no knowledge of her friends’ decision to speak on her behalf.

    Credit: PA
  • THRONE IT ALL AWAY

    Crunch talks between Prince Harry and senior royals have been put on hold because of constant leaks “from the Sussex side”, The Sun can reveal tonight.

    No “meaningful conversations” have taken place since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last week.

    And sources say aides still harbour deep misgivings about any future clear-the-air discussions with Harry.

    Read our exclusive story here.

  • LOVE AND RESPECT

    Prince Philip’s funeral was the first time Harry met his family and was able to speak to the Queen in person since his explosive interview with Oprah.

    Omid Scobie, reporter and co-author of the biography Finding Freedom wrote in Bazaar.com: “The love and respect he has for his grandmother will always be unwavering.

    “This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives.

    “It was very much a family-focused period of time. Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length.

    “The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”

  • FANS CONVINCED HARRY AND MEG WILL NAME DAUGHTER LILY

    Royal fans are convinced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are going to pay tribute to The Queen with their baby daughter’s name.

    Although we all know her as Queen Elizabeth, Her Majesty’s parents and late husband lovingly referred to her as “Lilibet”.

    As Cosmopolitan reports, royal fans on Twitter and Reddit have predicted that Harry and Meghan will give a nod to Her Majesty’s nickname by calling their baby girl Lily.

    One wrote: “I’m not sure how relationships are between the family, but Lily would be a cute way to honour the Queen (Lilibet).”

    You can read more here.

  • ‘SHE’S SO KIND’

    Meghan reached out to Chrissy Teigen after her tragic miscarriage last year, the star has revealed.

    The model and wife of John Legend lost her baby boy Jack 20 weeks into her pregnancy – and “wonderful” Meghan sent her a kind message after her loss.

    Chrissy said on the Watch What Happens Live! after show: “Yeah, she’s been so kind to me ever since we connected.

    “She had written me about baby Jack. She is really wonderful and so kind — just as kind as everyone says she is.”

    In case you missed it, you can read the full story here.

  • MEGHAN WAS ‘VERY CLOSE TO PHILIP’

    Meghan Markle’s friend has said she “grew very close to Prince Philip over the years” and her “relations with the family will now be smaller” following his death.

    Omid Scobie said the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral yesterday was “a sad day” for the Duchess of Sussex as she watched on from home in the US with Archie.

    He claimed her connection with Prince Philip and the Queen was “probably her strongest relationship within the family”.

    More on the story here.

  • MEGGED OFF

    More than 6,000 Brits have now complained to Ofcom over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

    The show has attracted criticism from viewers throughout April – even though it was screened more than a month ago on March 8.

    Hundreds more complaints have been logged over the past seven days.

    During the conversation with Oprah, the couple made a series of shocking allegations – most damaging of all that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had made a racist comment about the colour of son Archie’s skin.

  • HARRY’S EARTH DAY VIDEO

    Africa holds a special place in Harry’s heart and played a pivotal role in his relationship with Meghan Markle.

    He whisked the Duchess of Sussex away on a romantic camping trip under the stars after just two dates.

    And he designed Meghan’s engagement ring using a diamond from Botswana.

    Harry previously said the continent is the place “where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world”.

  • ‘PROUD AND ENERGISED’

    Prince Harry paid tribute to Prince Philip in a video he narrated for World Earth Day.

    He has regularly spoken about the environment and how people should change their ways.

    “As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it’s critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold – but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life,” Harry said.

    “On this Earth Day, I reflect on the generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energised to continue doing my part in this legacy.

    “This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective well-being.”

  • QUALITY TIME

    Prince Harry met Princess Eugenie’s new baby at Frogmore Cottage despite claims she felt “hurt” by his recent actions.

    The Duke of Sussex, who is expecting his second child this summer, was able to spend some quality time with his cousin on his trip to the UK.

    According to Bazaar: “During his time in England, the prince was based at his Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor, where he was able to see a number of family members, including Princess Eugenie and her newborn son, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, after a five-day isolation period per current Covid-19 government guidelines.”

    Relations between Harry and his family are said to be tense, after claiming to Oprah he felt “trapped” as a royal.

  • ‘FAMILY FOCUSED’

    Harry met the Queen privately “at least twice” and chatted to Charles and William on his “family focused” UK trip, a pal claimed.

    The source said: “The love and respect he has for his grandmother will always be unwavering.

    “This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives.

    “It was very much a family-focused period of time. Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length.

    “The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”

    Credit: Getty
  • HARRY’S RETURN

    Prince Harry will return to the UK and join William to unveil Princess Diana’s statue this summer, a royal expert said.

    The Duke of Sussex will come from the US for the exhibit after chats with his brother at Prince Philip’s funeral “broke the ice”.

    According to Royal biographer Omid Scobie, Harry is expected to be at the statue unveiling for Princess Diana at Kensington Palace.

    Writing in Bazaar, he said: “He will join William at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Garden for a ceremony that was rescheduled from summer 2020.”

  • ‘CALMER’

    Buckingham Palace is “a lot calmer” since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit royal life, a source has claimed.

    The Sussexes left their royal roles in March of last year to start a new life in LA with their son Archie.

    A source told The Daily Mirror: “One of the main issues with Harry and Meghan when they were part of the working family was their inability to understand how things worked.

    “It’s been a lot simpler without them kicking off over why they couldn’t just do what they wanted.

    “Things are a lot calmer.”

  • ‘PRIVACY IS THE LAST THING THE SUSSEXES WANT’

    The Royal Family would be “crazy” to talk to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry – as “privacy is the last thing the Sussexes want”, an expert has claimed.

    Royal commentator Angela Levin said any private conversations with the couple would appear on social media or in the press “in no time”.

    And she claimed they’re “obsessed” with global coverage – and should “just continue their lives”.

    Read our exclusive story here.

  • MUM’S LEGACY

    Harry previously said the continent is the place “where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world”.

    And he has continued his mother’s legacy in de-stigmatising HIV – with the Princess of Wales helping to change attitudes around the condition after shaking the hands of an AIDS patient in 1987.

    His love of Botswana started when he visited the country shortly after Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

  • HARRY ON WORLD EARTH DAY

    Prince Harry pays tribute to Prince Philip as he says ‘hope starts here’ in Earth Day video
  • HARRY’S HOPE

    Prince Harry has paid tribute to Prince Philip in a video he narrated for World Earth Day.

    In a statement alongside the video Harry said: “As we now begin to move towards an era of global recovery and regeneration, it’s critical that we continue to look at the strengthening and protecting of biodiversity, not just as a value we hold – but as a responsibility that is vital to our way of life.

    “On this Earth Day, I reflect on the generations of conservation champions, including my late grandfather, and feel proud and energised to continue doing my part in this legacy.

    “This year especially, I join the incredible African Parks team and communities around the world in shared dedication to our environment and collective well-being.”

  • BACK HOME

    Harry flew to Los Angeles on an American Airlines flight from London, which arrived at LAX shortly after 1.30pm local time on Tuesday.

    His swift exit means he missed the Queen’s 95th birthday yesterday.

  • CLEAR THE HEIR

    Prince Harry’s “outstanding issues” with his family were not addressed on his trip back to the UK despite a royal summit, a pal says.

    The Duke of Sussex, 36, met with Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton at a summit after Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday.

    But a source hinted to pal Omid Scobie the rift may not be healed as their problems were not “addressed”.

    The source told Bazaar.com: “This trip was to honour the life of his grandfather and support his grandmother and relatives.

    “It was very much a family-focused period of time. Saturday broke the ice for future conversations but outstanding issues have not been addressed at any great length. The family simply put their issues to one side to focus on what mattered.”

  • FAMILY REUNION

    Prince Harry reunited with William and Charles for two hours after Philip’s funeral
  • MEGHAN ‘WOULD HAVE TO PUT ALL FAMILY TENSION INSIDE’

    Meghan Markle would have to “put all family tension aside” to support Prince Harry at Philip’s funeral, it’s reported.

    A source close to Meghan told E! News: “Meghan wishes she could have flown to the U.K. to support her husband but has been advised not to due to her pregnancy.

    “She would have put all the family tension aside to be there with Harry”.



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