The Queen said she was “bruised” and “exhausted” by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to end royal life and the drama that ensued.
late monarch — He died in September at the age of 96. 8 — reportedly confided to a friend that “she was exhausted by the confusion of their decision,” writes royal scribe Katie Nicholl in her upcoming book.The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown”
“She was so hurt,” the close friend claimed, adding that the Queen lamented, “I don’t know, I don’t care, I don’t want to think about it anymore.”
Nicole also said it was “a source of grief” for the Queen that she “can barely see Archie and Lilibet and that Harry and Meghan couldn’t join her for the weekend in Balmoral in August.” said. She is to host a “slumber party” for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. ”
Monarch finally met Archie, 3, and her Name Matter, Lilibet, 1, Several times.
harry and markle took their children to meet briefly The Queen when she landed in London ahead of June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Two days later, the Sussexes and their children spent more time with the Queen at Windsor Castle, the day before Lili’s first birthday.
Harry after the queen fitting make a heartwarming statement Expressing the happiness of being hugged by “my favorite great-grandchild”.
“Grandma, this final farewell brings us great grief, but from my first childhood memories with you, to my first meeting with you as my commander-in-chief, to the first moment, I I am eternally grateful for all our first encounters.You met my beloved wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchild,” he wrote.
“I will cherish these times we shared with you and the many special moments in between. I miss you so much already,” he concluded.
rear allude to their unhappiness in an interviewthe Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January 2020, opt out of royal life And initially came up with the idea of being part-time royalty. Queen firmly niche.
“Following a conversation with the Duke, the Queen wrote a letter confirming that it would be impossible for her to continue with the responsibilities and obligations that accompany her public life by stepping away from her royal duties,” the palace said in a statement. Please read. .
“Accordingly, the Honorary Army appointments and royal patronage held by the Dukes and Duchesses will be returned to the Queen before being redistributed to active members of the Royal Family.
While everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess will remain part of the family,” the statement concluded.
Since then, the couple, who moved to California, built the Palace of Deny Markle’s plea for help and their The very existence disrupted the dynamics of the royal family.
to Prince Harry memoir comes out That could include more frightening details for the royal family, with the couple working on a reality show for Netflix.
According to Nicol, Charles III delayed his decision about whether to bestow royal titles on his grandchildren.
“A lot depends on what happens in the coming months, especially with Harry’s books and TV shows,” a source close to King told Nicole.
couple Returned to Montecito Wednesday following an extended period of mourning for late monarchs.