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Harry and Meghan ‘lose final chance to visit Queen’ at Balmoral

Queen's Jubilee: Meghan and Prince Harry arrive at St Paul's

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are back in the UK this week for the first time since returning for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear at events in London and Manchester, as well as jetting off to Germany to mark the one year countdown to the Invictus Games. But the Mail on Sunday’s editor at large Charlotte Griffiths has claimed it is “too embarrassing” for the couple to see the Queen after making claims against the Royal Family.

Speaking to Palace Confidential, Ms Griffiths said: “I think they’ve got themselves into a position where it’s going too difficult to visit her.

“It’s too embarrassing for them. There will be a hostile reception.

“Everyone will be on their guarded duty.

“I think they’ve got themselves into a position where this could be their last chance, I hope it’s not, to visit the Queen in Balmoral and they might have lost it because of their own publicity.”

Their visit to the UK will be the first time they have been back in the country since the Jubilee celebrations in early June, when they attended the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.

It comes just days after Meghan’s wide-ranging interview with The Cut in which she said it takes “a lot of effort” to forgive and hinted that she can “say anything”.

In the interview, running to more than 6,000 words, Meghan said that “just by existing” she and Harry were “upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy” before they stepped down as senior working royals.

Harry and Meghan’s trip falls in the same week the new prime minister is due to be announced and asked to form a government by the Queen.

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The monarch will appoint a new prime minister at Balmoral for the first time in her reign.

The 96-year-old, who has faced ongoing mobility issues, traditionally holds audiences with outgoing and incoming premiers at Buckingham Palace.

But Boris Johnson, who will tender his resignation, and the new Conservative Party leader who will be asked to form a government – either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak – will travel to Balmoral Castle for the key audiences on Tuesday.

Security will be at the forefront of Harry’s mind as he travels from his home in California for the high profile appearances.

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The duke, who quit as a senior working royal in 2020, is bringing legal action over a decision not to allow him to pay for police protection for himself and his family when in the UK.

This summer he won a bid to bring a High Court claim against the Home Office.

His challenge concerns the February 2020 decision of the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (Ravec) over his security, after being told he would no longer be given the “same degree” of personal protective security when visiting.

The royal family has been bracing itself for Harry’s forthcoming tell-all book, which he has vowed will be an “accurate and wholly truthful” account of his life.

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