The Queen may have been caught sending a coded message to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, a royal author has revealed.
Her Majesty attended church at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk on Sunday, as is the norm every week for the Monarch.
But on this occasion she was seen donning a diamanté snowflake brooch on her sky blue outfit.
And it has emerged this brooch may have been a subtle show of support to Harry and Meghan after they recently quit the Royal Family for a new life in Canada.
The brooch was gifted to the Queen on her Sapphire jubilee in 2017 by the former Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, on behalf of the country.
It has been suggested that the brooch being from Canada is a nod to the country where Harry, Meghan and Archie are now settling down into their new life.
Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in their Own Words, told The Sun: “The Queen has a habit of sending out coded messages in subtle ways.
“For example she uses her handbag to give out messages to aides, if it's in a certain position she wants to leave an event in five minutes.
“She wears clothes and jewellery to show support or empathy with a country, for example she wore green on her historic visit to Ireland.
“So it's quite possible she is sending a message to Harry and Meghan.
“I'm sure she is devastated by their departure and will want to leave the door open for their return should they ever change their minds and come back.”
Meghan and Harry's royal departure, dubbed Megxit, is set to kick in by Spring following a transition period.
The couple will become financially independent, give up their HRH titles are will reportedly take on commercial work.
Harry had previously said it was with "great sadness" that they were leaving royal work but said there had been "no other option".
He said they wanted to continue serving the Queen and his military associations without taxpayer money, but that this was not possible.
The Queen said in a statement after showdown Sandringham talks with Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles: "Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.
"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.
"I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
"I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
"It is my whole family's hope that today's agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life."