The Queen ‘asks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to return to the UK’ weeks after they move to Canada

The Queen is believed to have asked Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to return to the UK, weeks after they moved to Canada to pursue a new life.

Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is reported to have asked the couple, who stepped away from their roles as senior royals earlier this year, to fly back to the UK from Canada to attend the annual Commonwealth Service next month.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are understood to have been invited to the event, which will see government representatives of the 53 member nations gather at Westminster Abbey for a one-hour event on 9 March.

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Meghan, 38, and Harry, 35, both attended the event last year when Meghan was heavily pregnant with their son Archie.

However, this year The Sunday Times have reported the couple will bring their nine month old son along to the UK and do a whistle stop visit to a number of other events which will mark their final duties as senior royals.

The visit for Harry would be a perfect opportunity for him to catch up with his friends back in the UK, whom he is reported to be missing since moving to Canada last month.

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Last week an insider told The Sun Online: “Harry misses his friends of course – anyone would.

“But he has been in WhatsApp Group with his mates for years and he uses that more than ever now to keep in touch and send pictures.”

They continued: “The group are always sharing funny video clips they find as well.

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“Harry doesn’t think being on the other side of the world means that he will lose touch with the people he has been mates with all his life.”

Meghan and Harry made the move to Canada after announcing their decision to step away from their roles as senior members of the royal family at the beginning of the year.

Harry’s brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are also said to be “very sad” about not being as close to the royal couple anymore.

Roya Nikkhah, royal correspondent for The Sunday Times, said last month: “In the last year or so Kate has become more confident in her role. Privately, I think everyone in the royal family feels a sense of relief that a line’s been drawn under Harry and Meghan’s departure, and William and Kate can now crack on with their own work as senior royals.”

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