The sign Prince Harry and Meghan will never truly be separated from the Royal Family

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a reception to celebrate the UK and South Africa’s important business and investment relationship at the High Commissioner’s Residence during their royal tour of South Africa on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “stepped back” as senior members of the Royal Family last year, but there’s a sweet sign that they will never truly be separated from their royal relatives. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have settled in the US since they “stepped back” as senior members of the Royal Family last year. They have recently welcomed their first daughter, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana, whom they named in tribute to the Queen and Princess Diana. Their choice of the meaningful name Lilibet is an especially wonderful way to honor Her Majesty, who now has eleven great-grandchildren

Though baby Lilibet has not yet met the wider Royal Family, Harry returned to the UK alone in April to attend Prince Philip’s funeral. This poignant occasion marked the first time he'd seen his relatives in person since his and Meghan’s Oprah interview aired. Following the interview, rumours circulated about tension between the Sussexes and the Royal Family. 

However, now Harry’s aunt, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, has revealed a sweet sign that they will always be treasured family members.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (L) and his wife Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) arrive with Britain's Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 19, 2018

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Sophie and her husband Prince Edward discussed the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral and the impact of his sad passing. According to the publication, Sophie pointed out how "nice" it was to have a "lengthy chat" with Harry at Windsor Castle after the service.

The Countess also recalled just how wonderful it is that her and Edward's children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, got to spend so much time with their late grandfather. 

“We were very lucky that the children did have so much contact,” she explained. Her heartfelt words come during what has been a very difficult year so far for the Royal Family with Prince Philip’s death and Harry and Meghan’s shocking interview claims. Though Sophie later went on to assert how nothing can change the Royal Family's bond. 

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex and HRH Prince Harry on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual event of the Queens Colour of First Battalion Grenadier Guards as they are trooped to mark her official brithday on June 13, 2009 in London, England

“We are still a family no matter what happens, we always will be,” she shared. 

Her heartfelt words could possibly be seen to show that despite all the Royal Family have been through in recent months, the most important thing remains their love for one another. 

A similar sentiment was shared in the Queen’s response to Prince Harry and Meghan's Oprah interview, which declared them to be “much loved family members”. After seeing his grandmother in person at Prince Philip's funeral, he will also reportedly "talk things through" with her when he returns to the UK later this summer. 

Prince Harry is set to reunite with Prince William for the unveiling of a memorial statue to Princess Diana in July.

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home,, and My Imperfect Life.