Insiders claim the royals are “baffled” that the pair want to meet to address their “issues” so soon after releasing their bruising docu-series.

The Royal Family are 'baffled' and refusing to respond to Harry and Meghan's demands for an apology. The King does not want to get involved in a public tit for tat

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex claim that they are the ­victims of “double standards” after charity boss Ngozi Fulani, 61, got an apology at Buckingham Palace from Lady Susan Hussey, 83.

The former lady-in-waiting to the Queen had asked the black British charity boss at a reception where she was “really from” .

But the Palace has no plans to give Harry and Meghan an audience, with one source insisting: “Who’s apologising to whom?”

Royal expert Nigel Cawthorne believes the Palace will be “very surprised” by the Sussexes’ request. A Palace source said: “If they want to get in touch with the King, they know where he lives.”

He added: “It’s a bit rich after what they’ve done. For the King to offer any conciliation would be below the dignity of the Crown.

“Harry doesn’t understand that the relationship with his father has changed. And don’t forget we’ve still got Harry’s book Spare coming out, so things are only going to get worse.”

The book is said to include claims about the monarchy more controversial than the allegations made in the six hour-long episodes of the Netflix series.

Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41 — paid around £88million by Netflix — hope to reconcile with the Royal Family before King Charles’ coronation next May.

Biographer Mr Cawthorne added: “The viewing figures for the Harry and Meghan extravaganza have been phenomenal, but people haven’t been sympathetic to them.”