Carrie meets the Queen: Boris Johnson’s convoy is spotted arriving at Balmoral as the PM, his wife and son Wilf are due to visit Her Majesty despite fears over Covid
- Boris Johnson’s convoy was today seen arriving at gates of the Balmoral Estate
- The Prime Minister is due to visit wife Carrie and 16-month-old son Wilfred
- It will be the first time the Monarch, 95, has met the Prime Minister’s son
- Visit is also the first time Mr and Mrs Johnson have visited Balmoral since 2019
Boris Johnson’s convoy has today been seen arriving at Balmoral ahead of the Prime Minister’s scheduled meeting with the Queen.
The Conservative leader, along with wife Carrie and their son Wilfred, are due to visit the Scottish royal estate this weekend.
The meeting will be the first time the Monarch has been introduced to the Prime Minister’s 16-month-old son.
It will also be the first time both Mr and Mrs Johnson have visited Balmoral in more than two years.
The couple last visited the Queen’s royal retreat in 2019. Their trip last year was cancelled due to Covid.
Despite both Mr Johnson and the 95-year-old Monarch both being double vaccinated, courtiers reportedly raised concerns about the meeting.
However one courtier earlier this week told the Daily Mail: ‘They have taken all Covid precautions and it will be very safe.’
Boris Johnson’s convoy has today been seen arriving at Balmoral ahead of the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Queen
The Conservative leader, along with wife Carrie (pictured) and their son Wilfred, are due to visit the Scottish royal estate this weekend
It will be the first time the Monarch (pictured) has met the Prime Minister’s 16-month-old son and the first time both Mr and Mrs Johnson have visited Balmoral in more than two years
The Prime Minister met the Queen in June for their first face-to-face meeting since the start of the Covid pandemic.
After their meeting at Buckingham Palace in June, a video was released of her telling him she had just seen ‘poor man’ Matt Hancock and he was ‘full of . . .’ before Boris interrupted her to say ‘beans’.
The Queen has continued to carry out engagements this year, despite Covid and the death of her beloved husband Prince Phillip, aged 99, in April.
She last met both Mr and Mrs Johnson in June when the pair greeted her for the G7 Summit.
Her Majesty appeared in high-spirits – even cracking a joke with world leaders by asking ‘Are you supposed to be looking as if you’re enjoying yourself?’ as readied themselves for a photograph.
The Prime Minister and his wife, whom he married in May, visited Scotland last summer despite not being able to go to Balmoral.
They camped next to a remote cottage in the Applecross peninsula on the Scottish coast.
However, they had to cut their holiday short after their location was revealed in the Press.
At the time of their last meeting with the Queen, in 2019, there was consternation among more conservative courtiers as Carrie and Boris were not yet married.
The Queen last met both Mr and Mrs Johnson in June when the pair greeted her for the G7 Summit, where Her Majesty was in high-spirits – even cracking a joke with world leaders
After their meeting at Buckingham Palace in June, a video was released of her telling him she had just seen ‘poor man’ Matt Hancock and he was ‘full of . . .’ before Boris interrupted her to say ‘beans’
Unmarried couples have traditionally been unable to share a room at the royal retreat in Scotland.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not visit Balmoral until months after they were married.
Last year, the Queen and the late Duke of Edinburgh spent six weeks on the 50,000-acre estate.
She has spent much of her time at Windsor Castle. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson declined to comment on the Prime Minister’s visit to Balmoral when asked by MailOnline.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘request a meeting with the Queen’ – leaving Royal aides stunned by ‘sheer nerve’ of request months after Oprah
By Sam Baker for MailOnline
Royal aides have been left stunned by the ‘sheer nerve’ of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they asked for a meeting with the Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly hoping to introduce the Queen to their daughter Lilibet, who was born earlier this year on June 4.
However, a source told The Sun that no meeting has been agreed upon yet and that it had left Royal aides ‘shocked’ given the pair’s interview with Oprah just months ago.
The source told the publication: ‘Harry and Meghan have made this offer but a lot of people are shocked by the sheer nerve of it. They may genuinely want to see the Queen but it’s breath-taking given what they’ve put her through this year.
Royal aides have been left stunned by the ‘sheer nerve’ of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they asked for a meeting with the Queen
‘Her Majesty’s staff have not responded so far. In fact there has also been discussion about Christmas — and whether an invitation should be sent to Harry and Meghan, after they spurned one last year.
‘The Queen is still very fond of Harry, and would love to see Lilibet and her brother Archie.’
MailOnline has approached Buckingham Palace and representatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.
Earlier this year, the Sussexes announced the birth of their second child together and revealed she has the middle name Diana, to honour her ‘beloved late grandmother’.
Harry and Meghan both took ‘several months off work’ to care for Lilibet after she was born, and their eldest son Archie was reportedly ‘excited’ and ‘very happy’ about the arrival of his little sister.
The olive branch from Harry and Meghan comes as furious palace aides are hunting for the source behind the ‘deeply disturbing’ leak of top secret plans that are to be enacted when the Queen dies.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly hoping to introduce the Queen to their daughter Lilibet, who was born earlier this year on June 4
The details of ‘Operation London Bridge’ including ministerial protocols and funeral arrangements were published yesterday morning in a move described by Whitehall insiders as ‘concerning, unnecessary and upsetting’.
The plans for the huge operation were only shared with a small group of people and reveals that all Whitehall flags must be lowered to half mast within ten minutes followed by a TV address and UK tour by Prince Charles and a pre-planned memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral for ministers that will be made to look ‘spontaneous’.
Their exposure has provoked fury at Buckingham Palace, with sources saying there is now a ‘major appetite’ to discover who the mole is what their motivation was.
‘It is deeply disturbing that such private information, which is not only deeply personal to the Queen but also has widespread security implications, has been revealed,’ a royal source told The Mirror.
However, a source told The Sun that no meeting has been agreed upon yet and that it had left Royal aides ‘shocked’ given the pair’s interview with Oprah just months ago
It is believed the plans were leaked after being updated during the pandemic.
Whitehall bosses are also believed to be on the warpath to track down the source and could narrow down the possible culprits by examining which version of the documents were released.
A Cabinet Office source said: ‘We will look into which version has emerged and be able to determine whether this dereliction of duty requires a formal government investigation.
It sets up a potentially uncomfortable meeting for the Prime Minister tomorrow, as Boris and Carrie Johnson will be meeting Her Majesty this weekend at Balmoral despite courtiers’ mounting concerns over Covid. It will also be the first time their 16-month-old son, Wilfred, meets the monarch.
Buckingham Palace has declined to comment – but a royal insider said officials are ‘not happy’, adding: ’We are not talking about this. It is a matter for the Government.’
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