PRINCE Charles had a “very emotional” meeting with his grandchildren Lilibet and Archie when the Sussexes returned to the UK, a royal source says.
The heir and wife Camilla are said to have been “absolutely thrilled” to spend time with Harry, Meghan and their children during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The family kept a low profile during their return and enjoyed a private party at Frogmore Cottage for Lilibet’s first birthday.
Harry, who quit as a senior working royal in 2020, has previously had a troubled relationship with Charles.
In his Oprah interview last year, he said his father had stopped taking his calls at one stage and even cut him off financially.
But a senior royal source, at the briefing of Clarence House’s annual review, said it had been “wonderful” to have the Sussexes back in the UK at the start of June.
“It was fantastic to see them. It was wonderful to have them back in Britain,” the source said.
“The prince and the duchess were absolutely thrilled to see them.
“The prince, of course, hasn’t seen his grandson Archie for a bit of time and so it was very, very, very special to have some time with him.
“He hadn’t met Lili, his granddaughter, and so to meet her was very emotional, a very, very wonderful thing.”
Lili also met her namesake great-grandmother, the Queen, for the first time.
The royal source said of the Sussexes’ financial independence: “Great credit to them.
“They said they wanted to transition to financial independence and that has now been achieved.”
Harry and Meghan secured multimillion-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify after moving to the US.
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