Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have changed their European tour itinerary to join Queen Elizabeth II to Balmoral after the Palace announced today that the Queen was under medical supervision. Harry and Meghan will be joined by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who have been there, and Prince William, who is traveling to Scotland to stay with his grandmother.
A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry confirmed today that the couple are traveling to Scotland to be with the Queen. They were supposed to attend the WellChild Awards today in London but they understandably canceled their appearance, Hi! report.
Palace released a brief statement This afternoon in London, shared that “after further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are very concerned for the Queen’s health and have recommended that she continue to be under medical supervision. The Queen remained relaxed and at Balmoral. “
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Meghan and Harry have both spoken warmly about their relationship with the Queen. “We have a really special relationship,” said Harry told The Today Show in April. “We talked about things she couldn’t tell anyone else.”
Meghan spoke in an Oprah interview in March 2021 about how welcoming the Queen was to her. “The Queen, for example, has always been great to me,” Meghan said. “I mean, we had one of the first joint collaborations together. She asked me to join her, and I got on board. And we had breakfast together that morning and she gave me a beautiful gift and I really enjoyed being with her, and I knew we were in the car — Yes, she gave me some nice pearl earrings and a matching necklace — and we were in the car going between skirmishes. And she had a blanket over her knees to keep warm and it was cold and she was like, Meghan, come on, and put it on my knees. “
Harry and Meghan name their daughter Lilibet follows the Queen, choosing her nickname for their daughter’s first name.
Alyssa Bailey is senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royalty (especially Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at In style and Around the world. When she’s not working, she enjoys running around Central Park, getting people to take #ootd pictures of her, and exploring New York City.