• Royal author Brian Hoey claimed that Queen Elizabeth is looking forward to meeting her 11th great-grandchild, Lilibet
  • He suggested that a reunion between the Queen and the Sussexes would signal the end of the rumored rift within the royal family
  • The author said he thinks the Queen "holds no feelings of disapproval" toward Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Queen Elizabeth II would be keen on seeing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's daughter Lilibet in person, a royal biographer has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are also parents to 2-year-old son Archie, have not yet brought their now-9-month-old daughter to the U.K. to meet the Queen and other members of the British royal family since welcoming Lili in California in June 2021.

Brian Hoey, author of "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," claimed in a recent interview that the 95-year-old monarch is likely looking forward to meeting her 11th great-grandchild.

"I have heard from people I know within the Royal Household [that the Queen] really would desperately like to see the baby in this way," Hoey told Express when asked if he thinks an in-person meeting between Lili and her great-grandmother will eventually take place. "I think she would love to, I wonder whether it is going to happen, I would love to think it could."

Hoey further suggested that a meeting between Queen Elizabeth and Lili would likely have a powerful impact on the public and possibly signal that the rumored rift within the royal family has come to an end.

"It would be a very easy thing for the rift to be healed between them," the author claimed.

Hoey also suggested that the rumored tensions between the Sussexes and the royal family "may not be as bad" as the public believes it to be.

"I am absolutely sure the Queen holds no feelings of disapproval towards Harry and Meghan, none whatsoever. She would certainly welcome them back if they came," the biographer claimed.

While Prince Harry and Markle are rumored to have had feuds with Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Queen have publicly expressed their affection and respect for one another many times over the years.

During their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Prince Harry said he did not blindside the monarch with his decision to step back as a working royal.

"I’ve never blindsided my grandmother. I have too much respect for her," he told Winfrey, according to BuzzFeed.

While the duke admitted that he was hurt when Her Majesty removed their royal patronages and military titles after their royal departure was made permanent, he said he "completely" respects his grandmother's decision.

Markle, for her part, said the Queen "has always been wonderful to" her.

While addressing the claims Markle and Prince Harry made during that interview, the Queen said in a statement that the Sussexes will always remain beloved family members.

In January, a legal representative for Prince Harry said the U.K. remains the royal's home in a statement announcing that the duke had sought judicial review of the Home Office decision not to let him pay for police protection for himself and his family while in his home country.

"Harry has his heart set on returning to the U.K. to see the Queen with Meghan, Archie and Lilibet, but that will only happen if the government takes the appropriate measures to protect his family," an unnamed insider told Us Weekly earlier this year. "He refuses to put them at risk. Their safety comes before anything else."

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images