Queen offers olive branch to Prince Harry

She has been accused of handing down ‘genetic pain and suffering’ and her family tarnished by racism claims, but clearly does not hold a grudge against .

I hear the monarch has invited her grandson to join her for lunch at Windsor Castle when he flies over from for the unveiling of the statue next month.

‘It’s a typically magnanimous gesture by Her Majesty,’ a courtier tells me. ‘The lunch will be a chance for them to talk things through.’

The invitation is said to have been made before the birth of the Duke and Duchess’s daughter last Friday. Harry and Meghan announced that they had called her Lilibet after the Queen’s family nickname.

Meghan is expected to stay behind at the couple’s £11 million mansion in Montecito, California, with baby Lilibet and their two-year-old son, Archie.

It would be the first time that Harry has had a tete-a-tete with his grandmother since he and Meghan announced that they were quitting Britain more than a year ago.