Meghan Markle's request for 'meeting with King Charles' dismissed as unlikely

Claims that Meghan Markle wrote to King Charles request a 'one to one meeting' following the state funeral of Elizabeth II has been dismissed by royal sources as 'unlikely'.

The claims, made by US commentator Neil Sean who has appeared on NBC News among others, said he had heard 'from a very good source' that the American actress had written to King Charls requesting a private conversation. Sean claims Meghan wanted to 'clear the air' with her father-in-law before flying back to California.

Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes have not commented on the claims, however sources tol MailOnline that Meghan would be 'very unlikely' to have written to the King as he mourns his mother just days after her funeral.

Another added that it would be 'odd' for Meghan to have written to the King, rather than request the meeting through her husband, Prince Harry.

King Charles has today travelled to mourn his mother in Scotland with Queen Consort Camilla, and it it well known he is keen to heal the relationship with his son and daughter in law, saying how much he loved them in his first address as King. A source added it was therefore very unlikely he would have received and ignored a request for a meeting with the Duchess is such a thing had happened.

Speaking in a video posted to YouTube, which has had over 300k views, Sean said 'She'd [Meghan] now like...to have a one-to-one audience with King Charles III. It's a very brave move from Meghan herself'.

The entertainment journalist went on to claim that the letter was 'an opportunity to clear the air, pull the rights from the wrongs and explain some of the rationale behind what they've [the Sussexes] have been doing over the last two years'.

There has been much speculation from commentators over the last twelve days that the extraordinary events following the Queen's death would prompt a reconciliation between the Sussexes and rest of the royal family. The former 'Fab Four' appeared for an hour-long walkabout at Windsor, which led some to believe the rift was healing following a series of family-dramas including the tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview and Meghan's recent interview with US magazine The Cut following the pairs withdrawal from royal duties in 2020.