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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have promised the Queen that she will get to hug her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet ‘in the near future’ during a ‘very cordial’ secret meeting on Thursday, according to reports.



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a flying visit to Windsor to meet Her Majesty and Prince Charles for a peace offering, before travelling to The Hague today for the start of the Invictus Games in The Netherlands. The couple flew to London from their home in California, where their two children are believed to currently be.



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According to The Mirror, senior royal sources described the meeting as ‘very cordial’ and ‘incredibly warm and good natured’. Harry and Meghan reportedly opened the door to return from the US for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and told her of their plans to visit again so she can spend time with the children.



The Queen is yet to meet her great-granddaughter, 11-month-old Lilibet, who was named after Her Majesty’s childhood nickname. Archie – seventh in line to the British throne – is now two years old, and reports have previously hinted at the Queen’s sadness at not having the chance to spend more time with him.



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News of Harry and Meghan’s promise came after it emerged earlier that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently away holidaying in the French Alps with their children – just as the surprise visit occurred. Prince William and Kate are understood to be staying in the resort of Courcheval, with a picture circulating online of them watching their eldest son Prince George enjoy a skiing lesson.



Royal correspondent Robert Jobson said that it was ‘significant’ that the couple were not involved in the meeting between Harry and Meghan and other senior royals. The brothers’ relationship is understood to be at rock bottom since Harry pressed the nuclear button on his royal life, while Harry, 37, and his wife, 40, were criticised for skipping Prince Philip’s memorial service in Westminster Abbey last month.



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Speaking to MailOnline, Meghan’s acid-penned biographer Tom Bower sensationally branded the Sussexes ‘the Royal Family’s worst traducers’ and accused the couple of ‘exploiting an old, unwell woman to boost their credibility and coffers’.



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