Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to spend some quality time with Queen Elizabeth while they’re back in the U.K. this week.
The monarch invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to join her for church service in Windsor on Sunday morning, The People reported.
“It was a really sweet gesture that the Queen asked them to church.
“It’s telling in the sense that these two are still her family. And as a family, they all love each other,” The People quoted a source.
As they stepped out on Sunday, Meghan was captured in a fascinator-style headpiece and emerald earrings, while Harry wore a suit and tie.
Queen Elizabeth, 93, arrived in a light blue ensemble with a matching hat.
However, the move by the Queen depicts rare and emotional statements earlier this year in which she said Meghan, Harry and her great-grandson Archie “will always be much-loved members of my family,” following their announcement to step down as senior working royals.
“Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved members of my family,” the monarch said.
“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life. I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family. It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.”
Meghan and Harry are staying at their Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor while they are back for their final round of royal engagements this week. They made the quick trip up the road to join the Queen for the Sunday service.
Harry, who has always had a close relationship with his grandmother, also had a private lunch with the monarch at Windsor Castle last Sunday before Meghan arrived in the U.K. from Vancouver Island in Canada, where she, Harry and Archie have been staying in recent months.