Meghan and Harry saw the queen on April 14—their first joint visit as a couple since moving to California in 2020, according to People.
The visit wasn’t too far out of the way for the pair, as they were already traveling to the Netherlands to attend the fifth Invictus Games, the international sports competition Harry founded for wounded service members in 2014. This year’s Games will take place in The Hague from April 16 to April 22.
Queen Elizabeth has been confined to Windsor Castle for the past several weeks after contracting COVID-19 in February of this year. During a Zoom call last week she said that the virus has left her feeling “tired and exhausted.”
Harry has visited the U.K. twice since moving to California with Meghan and their two children, Archie and Lilibet—the latter of whom was named after the queen herself. His first visit was in April 2021 for the funeral for his grandfather, Prince Philip, and he returned that July for the unveiling of a statue of his late mother, Princess Diana.
Meghan Markle has not visited Europe since the couple left in March 2020, according to People. This isn’t her first Invictus Games, however. The Duchess of Sussex attended the Games in 2017 and 2018.
Queen Elizabeth turns 96 on April 21, so perhaps the trip was a bit of a birthday celebration? I hope they brought a gift.