Prince Harry, Meghan Markle request meeting with the Queen to introduce daughter Lilibet

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly requested a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II so their baby daughter Lilibet can meet the great-grandmother she was named after. 

According to The Sun, Harry and Meghan have offered to fly from their California home to the UK to meet with the Queen - if she'll agree to see them. It would be Meghan's first time back in the country since Megxit in early 2020. 

Harry has allegedly made "olive branch" calls to his family following the couple's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, as they prepare to christen four-month-old Lilibet, with Windsor Castle being considered as a location. 

According to The Sun, senior royal staff are said to be stunned by the "sheer nerve" of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's request. 

"Harry and Meghan have made this offer, but a lot of people are shocked by the sheer nerve of it. They may genuinely want to see the Queen, but it's breath-taking given what they've put her through this year," a source reportedly told the UK tabloid. 

"Her Majesty's staff have not responded so far. In fact, there has also been discussion about Christmas - and whether an invitation should be sent to Harry and Meghan, after they spurned one last year," the insider continued, adding that the Queen remains "very fond of Harry" and "would love to see Lilibet and her brother Archie".

The monarch is also bracing for the release of Harry's tell-all memoir, set to be an "intimate and heartbreaking" account of his life as a royal, due to be released next year. 

There are reportedly concerns the memoir could overshadow the Queen's Platinum Jubilee which is also set for next year, with some UK news outlets claiming Harry and Meghan may not receive an invite to the historic event.