The Duchess of Sussex left England in a huffin March 2020, jumping on a plane back to North America before the pews at Westminster Abbey had cooled after her final public engagement – the Queen’s Commonwealth Day service.
Since then, those close to Meghan, 40, have repeatedly insinuated that they “doubt she’ll ever go back to the UK again, after all, she’s endured at the hands of the royal family”.
And from the palace point of view, there was “widespread relief” that she didn’t accompany her husband on his two trips home this year, “because she’d have made it all about her”.
So it was with great surprise in the face of such two-sided hostility that palace aides are said to have recently received a request from Meghan and Prince Harry for a reunion with the Queen in London in coming weeks.
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