PRINCE Harry has scrapped a planned face-to-face meeting with the Queen to discuss Megxit.
When the pair stepped down as working royals last year, it was on the condition that Harry would meet with his grandma at a later date to discuss how the arrangement was working.
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The meeting will have to be arranged due to coronavirus complicationsCredit: AP:Associated Press
A Megxit review has been arranged for some time nowCredit: AP:Associated Press
A 12-month review was due for March 31 this year.
But the prince has been forced to cancel the plans as a terrifying mutant covid strain ravages the UK – with a ban on non-essential travel imposed.
Royal sources told The Mirror Harry is yet to re-arrange with his gran, but was expected to do so in the coming weeks.
The paper reports the couple had wanted an “extension” on the interim period before they officially leave.
Prince Harry especially is keen to keep up with his military patronages – some of which could be at risk if he quits.
And while they have stepped down as senior working royals and are now making their own money, the pair are still expected to uphold the values of Her Majesty.
But senior advisors are reportedly concerned over the speed at which they have been signing megabucks deals with the likes of Netflix, Spotify and the Harry Walker Agency.
Eyebrows were also raised after Oprah Winfrey advertised a vegan coffee brand on her Instagram page that Meghan had invested in.
Courtiers are taking a “renewed in-depth look at the couple’s business deals,” reports The Mirror.
But perhaps the Covid cancellation will leave some royals breathing a sigh of releif – as The Sun exclusively revealed Harry, Meghan, William and Kate face a “very awkward” encounter when the ‘Frosty Four’ reunite.
We also revealed the Prince was in line for a ticking off from his grandma on his return to the UK after “there are all sorts of issues to speak about — not only his political statements but also his visa situation in the US,” a source told The Sun.
However, they also added: “Even though he would have to isolate for two weeks, the estate is large enough for talks in a socially distanced way.”
The Royal Family has a packed diary of big events in the coming year that the Sussexes would look rude to miss – not least the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana that Wills and Harry commissioned together.
The group could now be reunited at a number of events in 2021, including the Queen’s 95th birthday, Prince Philip’s 100th and the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue.
“I think it’s going to be very awkward if they do meet up,” Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, told The Sun Online.
“From what I am told the rift is not a lot better at the moment – they are not talking a lot.
“I think they will put on a united front for the unveiling of Diana’s statue and I’m sure they will put on a united front for the birthday celebrations but behind the scenes I think there’s going to be a lot of tension.”
Some of the couple’s business deals reportedly raised a few eyebrows at the palaceCredit: AP:Associated Press