• Queen Elizabeth II will still welcome Prince Harry if he returns to the royal family
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cut ties with four major tabloids from the U.K.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were accused of "censorship"

Queen Elizabeth II would still welcome Prince Harry if he returns to the royal family, according to one expert.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family. They returned to the U.K. in March to carry out their final engagement. On April 1, they were officially non-working royals.

Prince Harry and Markle are currently in the United States. They continued their charity efforts by volunteering to deliver hot meals for Project Angel Food charity.

Royal expert Ingrid Seward shared her thoughts about the matter. She is confident that the monarch would still welcome her grandson if he returns to the royal family.

“I think she's looking at Harry like the prodigal son, that he will come home and she will welcome him home with open arms,” Seward told Sky News. “The one thing that has really carried the Queen through her long life is her Christianity and her deep religious beliefs, and one of the Christian teaching is forgiveness.”

She added that it’s very unlikely for the Queen to criticize a member of the royal family publicly. This is true even if she’s hurting already.

“I think she's very loathed to criticise anything he's doing. Privately, she might feel very sad about it but she will never ever comment on it, even probably to her family. She would keep her feelings very much to herself,” Seward continued.

Meanwhile, just recently, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to cut ties with four major tabloids from the U.K. The royal couple sent a letter to the editors of Daily Mail, Express, Mirror and The Sun that they would no longer work with them.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have watched people they know – as well as complete strangers – have their lives completely pulled apart for no good reason, other than the fact that salacious gossip boosts advertising revenue,” the statement continued.

“With that said, please note that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be engaging with your outlet. There will be no collaboration and zero engagement.”

The Society of Editors denounced the couple’s move and called it “censorship.” According to executive director Ian Murray, by dictating which media they want to work and ignore, the Sussexes are using their power as an example to attack the media when it suits them.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry at the annual Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London, England. Getty Images/Julian Simmonds-WPA Pool