Meghan and Harry 'looking to bring Lilibet & Archie to UK for Christmas' and could stay in Frogmore Cottage to heal rift

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are looking to bring Lilibet and Archie to the UK for Christmas, a royal expert has claimed.

Royal author Katie Nicholl said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could stay at Frogmore Cottage, with the trip being "looked at as an opportunity" that could "pave the way for a healing of the family rift". 

The last time Meghan and Harry were in the UK for Christmas was back in 2018.

And Harry has only been back to Britain twice since quitting royal life last year.

Speaking to Closer, royal author Katie Nicholl said:  "When Harry and Meghan left, they made it clear they didn’t want to give up their home in Britain.

"They still have Frogmore Cottage and their plan was to come back to the UK. 

"Christmas is being looked at as an opportunity. There may be a softening, which could pave the way for a healing of the family rift."

She added that the plan is "certainly what the Queen wants" and "Prince Charles would like to see his grandchildren".

"A meet-up suggests they hope to move on and sort things out," she said.

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have not ventured to the UK together since they ditched the country for a life across the pond last year.

Princess Eugenie, 31, and hubby Jack Brooksbank, 35, have been living at Frogmore Cottage with their newborn baby August since Harry and Meghan moved to the US – but they have welcomed Harry with open arms whenever he has visited alone.

And with the US set to ease its travel ban, the Sussexes could soon make a joint return to England from California.

It would be the first time the Queen and other royals have had the opportunity to meet baby Lilibet, after Meghan gave birth in June.

And the trip would be Archie's first Christmas in the UK, after the family celebrated the festive season in Canada in 2019 before marking the occasion at their home in California last year.

It would also be Harry and Meghan's first trip to the UK together since they gave their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they revealed there were conversations with Harry and a "family" member about their unborn son Archie and what colour his skin would be – and "what that would mean or look like".

'PRIVATE FAMILY VISIT'

Royal author Adam Helliker told The Sun Online the brood returning to Harry's home country is "imperative for family unity".

But he said any trip would be "a private family visit" and "very low key" with Harry and Meghan seeing only key royals, including Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William.

Mr Helliker said: "I think it's imperative for family unity that the whole family comes over because, to put it bluntly, the queen is getting older and these won't arrive too often again.

"I think Harry will feel particularly guilty if she doesn't see the great-grandchildren she's not seen much of – or the great-granddaughter she's not seen at all.

"I think if they're going to try to patch things up – and we all hope they will work to increase what remains of the unity between them and the family – then I think it's paramount that they start planning a trip for maybe early December.

"I doubt obviously they want to be restricted by spending any Christmases at Sandringham, but maybe a mid-December pre-Christmas trip to say hello to the family.

"For Harry, those family ties – until he was encouraged by her to break them – were really important."

The White House is set to announce a new US travel policy on Monday morning – 18 months after Former President Donald Trump imposed the halt.

Fully vaccinated passengers will reportedly be able to travel once the ban is lifted, three people with information told the Financial Times.

Currently, only American citizens and their immediate families, alongside those who have green cards and national interest exemptions, have been allowed to travel between the countries.



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