The Queen is rumoured to have welcomed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with an invitation to Balmoral Castle this summer.
If they accept, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children could spend quality time with the monarch while other senior royals are away.
The Queen arrived in her Highlands home on Thursday and is reportedly planning to stay in Craigowan Lodge on the Balmoral estate for ten weeks.
A Balmoral source told The Sun on Sunday: ‘Staff have been told to expect the full list of royals including Harry, Meghan and their children Archie and Lilibet.
“They are preparing for the Sussexes.’
Another palace insider claimed that Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, ‘barely had 15 minutes’ with The Queen during the hectic arrangements of her Platinum Jubilee this summer.
Another sources is reported to have said: ‘I would be stunned if they did turn up.’
The Queen has reportedly invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured) and their children to spend time with her at Balmoral this summer
It is understood that the couple could spend quality time with the monarch (pictured) while other senior royals are away
The Queen arrived at her Highlands estate (pictured) at Balmoral on Thursday and is said to be staying at the seven-bedroom Craigowan Lodge
News of the Sussex’s potential visit comes days after the author of a new royal biography made bombshell claims about the Duchess of Sussex.
Tom Bower, author of a new insider’s account of the royal couple titled Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, said the Duchess ‘thought the royal family would be like Hollywood.’
Speaking to Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins on Good Morning Britain he claimed that once Meghan realised the royal family was ‘lots of work and little reward’, she didn’t like it anymore.
The author said: ‘It’s wrong to say she was a famous actress, she wasn’t, she was a third rate actress, Suits was only watched by a million people.’
During the interview, the author admitted that many of his sources were people who don’t like Meghan because she’d warned her nearest and dearest her not to speak to him.
The author of a new bombshell royal biography today claimed Meghan married Prince Harry to become famous – saying ‘Suits wasn’t that popular’ (pictured on Suits in 2017)
Tom Bower, author of a new insider’s account of the royal couple titled Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, said the Duchess of Sussex ‘thought the royal family would be like Hollywood’ (pictured, announcing their engagement in 2017)
Host Ben said to Tom: ‘She was a very famous actress. She had a high profile in Hollywood and Suits is a series that was streamed all over the world, so people knew who she was.’
Tom disagreed with the host, referring to Meghan’s cover story with Vanity Fair while she was dating Prince Harry.
‘Well we wont argue but I disagree with you,’ he said. ‘The point is, until she met Harry, even Graydon Carter the editor of Vanity Fair who commissioned the article never heard of her and never heard of Suits.
‘He was just told that anyone who marries Harry is going to be famous and she indeed was.’
During the interview, the author admitted that many of his sources were people who don’t like Meghan because she’d warned her nearest and dearest her not to speak to him
‘She said to her father “I want to be famous, I want to walk down the red carpet” and marrying Harry she achieved exactly that ambition.’
The biographer went on to say he believes the royal family tried very hard to accommodate Meghan and include her in the family.
He claimed: ‘People were very excited by the fact that there was a mixed race girl coming’, adding: ‘It was going to be a great development for the royal family.’
However, he said ‘it went wrong’ and why it went wrong he said he has ‘explained fully’ in his new book.
Tom claimed the Duchess had told her father she ‘wanted to walk down red carpets’ and marrying Harry allowed her to ‘achieve that ambition’ (pictured, at the Lion King premiere in London in 2019)
‘Both sides are to blame but I believe the blame lies mostly with Meghan, who I don’t think understood the monarchy,’ he claimed.
The author went on to admit he got a lot of his information for the book from people who don’t like Meghan because she had warned the people closest to her not to speak to him.
He said: ‘She made it pretty clear to all her friends and people who work for her not to talk to me, so it was quite an uphill struggle but I got enough people to speak to me, more than enough, I got about 80 people.’
To which Ben asked how the book is going to be an unbiased account if we know the people interviewed already don’t like Meghan.
The author said: ‘Because I sifted through, I never put in stuff that isn’t true and can’t be checked.
Speaking to Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins on Good Morning Britain, Tom claimed that once Meghan realised the royal family was ‘lots of work and little reward’, she didn’t like it anymore (pictured, the Duke and Duchess earlier this week in New York)
‘You know I have some admiration for Meghan she succeeded quite well in her life with her ambitions and I was able to balance it all.’
The author said no lawsuits from the Royal couple’s legal team have been issued yet, but Bower is no stranger to visiting court over his controversial biographies.
Two unauthorised biographies of Robert Maxwell, father of convicted British convicted sex offender and former socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, landed Bower in hot legal water — but ultimately won the raft of cases thrown at him.
The author has penned original accounts of business tycoons including Richard Branson, Conrad Black and Bernie Ecclestone — but in his latest he has gone after the Sussexes.
The book is scheduled for release on July 21.