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Prince Harry and Meghan visit the Queen as they travel to the Invictus Games

Prince Harry visited the UK last year but the duchess is not thought to have been in the country since 2020. (AP: John Stillwell/Pool Photo, file)

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, had a face-to-face meeting with Queen Elizabeth on Thursday (local time), his spokesperson has confirmed after The Sun newspaper reported the visit.

The spokesperson said the couple stopped by the United Kingdom on their way to The Hague, in the Netherlands, to attend The Invictus Games, adding that Harry had previously said he hoped to see his grandmother.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

The Sun said Harry and Meghan also saw Prince Charles during a visit to Windsor Castle, which it said was their first joint trip to Britain since they quit royal duties in March 2020.

Harry was last reported to be in the UK in July last year when he joined Prince William to unveil a memorial statue of their late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, on what would have been her 60th birthday.

The statue shows Princess Diana surrounded by three children, which are said to represent the "generational impact" of her work. (Reuters: Dominic Lipinski)

The Duchess of Sussex last appeared in the country in March 2020 at the Commonwealth Day Service.

Harry, who moved to the United States with Meghan, did not attend last month's memorial service for his grandfather, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April last year.

His non-attendance followed a disagreement with the government over security protection.

The Queen, who turns 96 later this month, has been suffering from mobility problems and did not attend the annual Maundy service at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel on Thursday.

She will also not attend an Easter Sunday service at Windsor. 


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