Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been summoned back to England by Queen Elizabeth to join the royal family for an upcoming event, and Harry is reportedly not to eager to see his family.
It will be the first time Harry and Markle have seen Prince William and Kate Middleton since they stepped down from their royal duties.
A source tells In Touch that Harry “still holds a grudge against the royals,” and that “he’s angry about the way they treated Meghan differently from the rest of the family and accused them of not doing enough to protect her.
“So, I wouldn’t say he’s exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of seeing them,” the source said, although the Queen “is hoping they’ll put their differences aside and unite for the day.”
The source also said that Markle has been loving life since leaving the royal family and moving to Canada part time.
“[Meghan] hated having to be driven and couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel in Canada,” the source explained. “She’s relieved to finally have some freedom in her life — to do whatever she wants without the royals watching her every move. She’s already leading a normal life again — driving again, doing the grocery shopping, running errands and that kind of thing.”
The insider said that Markle is also enjoying wearing whatever clothes she wants.
“Gone are the days where she had to stick to royal dress code. She’s much more comfortable wearing casual clothes — flats, jeans and sweaters.”
Markle and Harry announced their transition last month in a statement on Instagram:
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”
Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.
My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.
Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.
It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.
These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.