Buckingham Palace Source Throws Some More Shade At Meghan And Harry

Although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are now living in California, they have made it clear that they would like the opportunity to return to the U.K. with their two children whenever possible. In fact, Harry is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the British government over his desire to personally pay for police protection while in his home country. "The UK will always be Prince Harry's home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in," Harry's legal team said in a 2021 statement (via CNN).

In the meantime, Harry and Meghan have made a few trips to the U.K. since stepping down from their royal duties, most recently attending Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee. During that visit, they were able to introduce daughter Lilibet to the queen and Prince Charles, and also celebrated their little girl's first birthday during the festivities. And now they are making a return to Great Britain in early September for the One Young World summit in Manchester, where Meghan is reported to be scheduled to give the keynote speech, according to People

While Queen Elizabeth is spending most of September in Balmoral, she is expected to travel to London at the beginning of the month to meet with the newly-elected British prime minister. But if Harry and Meghan are hoping that the queen will move some things around to see them, they might be disappointed.

Queen Elizabeth might be too busy to see Harry and Meghan when they visit the UK

A source at Buckingham Palace revealed that Queen Elizabeth might be too busy to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, when the couple visits the U.K. in early September. "Some things cannot be moved," the insider told the Daily Beast.

Elizabeth is expected to travel from Balmoral in Scotland to London at that time to meet with departing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as his successor. It is unknown if Prince Charles has any plans to meet up with his younger son. "It is expected family conversations will take place to see if there is any space in their diaries — but there is a lot on, especially for the Queen," a source told The Sun.

And while Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, should be moved into Adelaide Cottage in Windsor around the same time as Harry and Meghan's visit, there are "no current plans" for them to meet. Kate and William's new home is about a five-minute walk from Harry and Meghan's Frogmore Cottage, but royal expert Ingrid Seward believes the chances of anyone popping over to say hi are slim.

"I don't think they would bump into one another unless it was pre-arranged," she told The Sun, "I suppose one could go round with some flowers as a peace offering, but remember what happened last time."