"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family", the Queen, 93, said in a statement. A source said it was likely Meghan would participate in the discussion on Monday via phone, as she recently returned to Vancouver Island, Canada, where she and Harry spent the holidays together with their son Archie.
The source added that members of the royal family felt "hurt" and "deeply disappointed" by the news of Harry's split from the family.
Prince William and Harry have put up a united front in a rare occurrence when they both denied the fake reports of the brothers having a massive fight which included use of cuss words. The consultations, which also included the British and Canadian governments, paved the way for a face-to-face meeting between Harry and the queen.
The pair now receive money from Prince Charles' estate The Duchy of Cornwall, from which Harry received £2 million past year. Andrew, the queen's second son, has relinquished royal duties and patronages after being accused by a woman who says she was an Epstein trafficking victim who slept with the prince. The joint statement insisted that the story was "false". "The couple used the words North America in their statement about where they planned to live deliberately". Following a showdown summit at Sandringham the Queen herself issued a statement saying that there are "complex matters for her family to resolve" regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A royal source said the meeting was to "talk things through". On Sunday, an op-ed written by ITV News journalist Tom Bradby suggested the Duke and Duchess could partake in a "full, no-holds-barred, sit-down interview".
They also want to keep their newly-renovated Frogmore Cottage home on the queen's Windsor Castle estate as their British base.
Her Majesty's reference to "Harry and Meghan", rather than "the Duke and Duchess of Sussex", as is protocol for official Palace statements, could be an indicator the couple are poised to be stripped of the HRH titles.