Meghan Markle “surprised” the Queen with a very brief response, after the late monarch offered the former actress some advice.
According to royal expert Robert Jobson, who wrote the book Our King, the pair sat down for a chat, where Meghan was told that Queen Elizabeth was “so pleased Harry had at last found love” and welcomed her “warmly” to the family.
The Queen suggested that the 42 year old go to Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh for advice, but was reportedly stunned when Meghan told her: “I’ve got Harry.”
Friend of the Royals and author, Gyles Brandreth, explained in his book Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait: "The Queen (who, of course, had seen it all before) understood that Harry's girl might find adjusting to Royal life 'challenging to begin with' (as she put it). 'It is very jolty, but you soon get used to it' – that was Her Majesty's experience going back many years.
"To help Meghan, the Queen suggested that her daughter-in-law, Sophie Wessex, would be an ideal mentor. 'Sophie can help show you the ropes,' said the Queen. But Meghan made it clear that she did not feel she needed Sophie's help. She had Harry."
Prince Harry has previously spoken about his experience of asking his grandmother for permission to marry Meghan and her “cryptic” response.
After explaining to her that he needed to ask her permission to marry, as is custom for the six people in line to the throne, she replied: “You have to?" before saying: “I suppose I have to say yes."
The 38 year old wrote of his confusion at her words: "I didn't get it. Was she being sarcastic? Ironic? Deliberately cryptic? Was she indulging in a bit of wordplay?
“I'd never known Granny to do any wordplay and this would be a surprisingly bizarre moment (not to mention widely inconvenient) for her to start, but maybe she just saw the chance to play off my unfortunate use of the word 'have' and couldn't resist."
Harry is due to fly home next week and a source exclusively told OK! that Harry will meet with his dad, King Charles, for the first time since the release of his explosive tell-all memoir Spare.
“The King has a rescheduled official visit to France on September 20 so has a few days to spare in London to meet with his son. Staff are trying to fine-tune the details as we speak," they said.
“The King loves his son very much but he has been mortally wounded by what he has done. He will always be there for him but draws the line at public slanging matches.
“If the talks take place, the King will make it very clear that there will be absolutely no private family business discussed in public moving forward
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