Meghan Markle 'ready to forgive' Royal Family after Prince Philip's death as 'she wants to put differences aside'

Meghan Markle 'ready to forgive' Royal Family after Prince Philip's death as 'she wants to put differences aside'

MEGHAN Markle is "ready to forgive" the Royal Family after the Duke of Edinburgh's death as she "want to put their differences aside", a pal said.

Palace officials said the Duchess was advised not to travel for the funeral – although it's claimed that she stayed home as she "didn't want to be the centre of attention".

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And a friend said she has reportedly encouraged her husband and his family to "put their differences aside" – while she's also ready to move forward.

It comes as:

  • The Queen will be accompanied by senior royals at all future engagements after the death of her husband
  • Omod Scobie said William's tribute to his grandfather wasn't a dig at Harry
  • The brothers yesterday paid two very different – but deeply moving – tributes to Philip
  • Philip's school reports reveal he was 'naughty – but never nasty'
  • The Queen's support network after her husband's death was revealed

They told the MailOnline: "Meghan said her main concern right now is supporting Harry.

"She said she left it up to him as to whether or not she would attend the funeral.

"Meghan said it's during these times when family should come together, put their differences aside and unite as one.

"She said this is what Prince Philip would want and that she's willing to forgive and move forward."

They added: "Meghan said this is the opportune time for Henry to mend his relationship with his brother and his dad.

"She doesn't need to be there for that."

Meghan is said to have "adored" Prince Philip, with whom she had a "special bond".

Harry dashed back from LA in the hours after Philip's death.

He and William issued separate tributes to their grandfather yesterday afternoon.

And it's unlikely the brothers will have a chance to meet before the funeral, as Harry is under strict quarantine at Frogmore Cottage, while William is with Kate and their three children in Norfolk.

And Harry hasn't seen his family face-to-face since he moved to the US with Meghan and the couple's son Archie in March last year.

Meanwhile, Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah aired just over a month ago.

During the chat, the couple made a series of shocking allegations – most damagingly of all that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had made a racist comment about the colour of son Archie's skin.

The Duchess also said she was prevented from seeking mental health support when she was in crisis.

But it's understood the Royal Family are simply keen to see Harry after a year away, while the Duke is said to be looking forward to spending time with the Queen.

And despite the brothers' separate tributes, some hope the seeming rift between them is coming to an end.

Omid Scobie, who co-authored explosive biography Finding Freedom about Megxit, told Good Morning Britain: "I think if there's anything that's sort of beautiful about this week and in the days leading up to the funeral it's about seeing a family unified in a way that we haven't seen in so many years."

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