New details have emerged about Harry and Meghan’s secret talks with Prince Charles – including who was behind their meeting to “clear the air”.
Prince Harry was behind the “clean the air” meeting at Windsor Castle with Prince Charles and the Queen, Sun can reveal.
The Duke of Sussex offered his father an “olive branch” before he and Meghan arrived for secret talks.
The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands yesterday.
The couple also met Camilla, sources confirmed to Sun.
“Harry called his dad and said he wanted to see him,” an insider said of Thursday’s England visit.
The Sussexes turn on the Invictus Games – buoyed by their secret talk.
The radiant pair arrived hand in hand on Good Friday to meet the hero contenders in the Netherlands – their first public appearance together in Europe since Megxit two years ago.
Meghan, 40, looked stunning in a white suit and matching shoes – the day after the couple’s extraordinary meeting at Windsor Castle.
Sun can reveal the Duke of Sussex instigated the conversation after offering his father an “olive branch” – which he had previously denounced for “cutting me financially”.
Harry and Meghan met Charles at 10am on Thursday – with Camilla also in attendance, despite reports that she would be criticized in the Duke of Sussex’s upcoming biography.
The couple, who quit lifelong royal duties in the US in 2020, were later granted an audience with the Queen – but only after Charles’ meeting went off without a hitch.
“Harry called his dad and said he was coming with Meghan and he wanted to meet,” an insider told Sun.
“Harry set it all up. It was an olive branch from Harry and was made in an attempt to clear the air.
“He made an approach to Charles who was obviously very happy, and accepted it.
“Charles stated that Harry was a much loved son and was always welcome to come back and visit.
“The Queen agreed to see the two of them but only after she met Charles first.
“They are traveling to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games which is just around the corner.
“Charles wants to heal things with his son and daughter-in-law and finally wants to meet his grandson.
“As the Queen said when Megxit was signed, they will always be a much-loved part of the family.
“By seeing the Queen before they arrived in the Netherlands for an important visit, they managed to dispel the idea that they insulted her.
“Charles is happy to have them.”
Harry and Meghan secretly flew to Windsor on Wednesday and spent the night at Frogmore Cottage, which they have loaned to Princess Eugenie.
After the summit, the pair flew to the Netherlands where they were yesterday greeted by athletes at the Invictus Games, assisted by Harry.
A Netflix crew filmed the couple – who upon arrival went to the makeshift building housing the reception for the injured soldiers who competed this week.
The couple, holding hands, showed up to the sports campus at Zuiderpark, in The Hague, shortly after 5:30 p.m. local time.
Meghan walked behind her husband and they were joined by the Dutch competitors and their families. He then took off his camel-colored jacket and offered it to a mother carrying a baby.
She left the outfit all white, with a oversized Valentino blazer, matching flared trousers, plus a pair of white Aquazzura heels.
Also on display is Sophie Lis’ gold pendant necklace, diamond Cartier earrings she wore to her wedding to Harry, a gold chain finger bracelet — plus a Cartier Tank watch.
Meghan completed it by holding a white Valentino bag with a gold buckle and gold chain.
The pair’s spectacular arrival had all the hallmarks of a royal engagement—things like the ones Harry had thrown away when he quit to live in the US.
It saw the Duchess grin and wave at competitors standing on the terrace outside the reception, from countries including Iraq, Canada, the UK and Ukraine.
Afghanistan veteran Harry, who designed the Invictus Games in 2013 after seeing the Warrior Games in the US, seemed to recognize one of the athletes and called out.
Walking far enough for photographers to take pictures, they were then greeted by officials at the entrance of the Rumah Bangsa pavilion.
Meghan appeared to be sharing jokes with The Hague mayor Jan van Zanen and chairman of Invictus Games Mart de Kruif.
Inside the makeshift pavilion used for week-long matches, the Duke and Duchess mingled with hundreds of injured former soldiers and women.
Many of them have lost limbs and are in wheelchairs, but have been given the opportunity to take part in the sport through the Olympics which have been held four times before.
The couple will also meet a team from Ukraine – who will be filmed by their Netflix team shooting a documentary as part of a $A197 million deal with the streaming giant.
They were joined last night by a four-strong film crew – although as many as a dozen are believed to be in the Netherlands.
Yesterday was Harry and Meghan’s first public appearance together since their royal style tour of New York last September.
A trip to the Big Apple was supposed to start an “era of visibility” for the couple who have two kids—Archie, three months away, and ten-month-old Lilibet.
The Sun understands that Meghan will fly back to America on Monday.
Prior to that, Meghan, who last year published her picture book Seatwill be read to the children tomorrow, The Sun could reveal.
He will be doing private readings in the British Embassy tent in the game park.
Insider said: “Hopefully he will read Seat.”
The match will kick off tonight, with the pair attending the opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Queen, who is experiencing mobility issues, is not expected to attend the royal family’s church service at Windsor Castle tomorrow.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reproduced with permission