What the Queen would have actually said when she found out Prince Harry was giving up the royal family for Meghan Markle

According to a royal book, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s choice to step down as senior royals left Queen Elizabeth II feeling “extremely wounded” and “exhausted.”

The late monarch was “exhausted by the turbulence” of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to quit the royal family, a source close to the Queen claims in the upcoming book The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown.

According to a book excerpt that appeared in Vanity Fair, “She was quite hurt and told me, “I don’t know, I don’t care, and I don’t want to think about it anymore.”

The Queen reportedly felt let down when Harry and Meghan chose not to bring their two children, Archie Harrison, 3, and Lilibet “Lili” Diana, 1, back to the UK in August for a sleepover at Balmoral Castle, according to the book by Vanity Fair’s royal writer Katie Nicholl.

The book stated that the Queen was saddened by the lack of time she spent with Archie and Lilibet as well as the fact that Harry and Meghan were unable to join her for a weekend in Balmoral in August, when she used to hold a “sleepover” for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On September 8, 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II passed away in her Balmoral residence. According to the book, King Charles III, Harry’s father, is eager to repair the rift between the Sussexes and the royal family now that he has ascended to the throne.

A source close to the family stated, “He feels wounded and disappointed, but he has always declared his love for Harry is unconditional. Charles also wishes to have a role as a grandparent to Archie and Lilibet.

King Charles made a brief reference to his youngest son and daughter-in-law, who moved to California after leaving the royal family in 2020, in his first speech to the nation following the passing of the Queen.

He told the audience, “I also want to express my affection for Harry and Meghan, as they continue to construct their life abroad.

There were a few instances leading up to the Queen’s burial that many people took to be encouraging signals of a mending relationship, despite rumors of an ongoing schism between the Sussexes and the rest of the family.

The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reconnected on September 10 as they observed floral offerings made for the Queen outside Windsor Castle.

A royal source claims that Prince William invited Prince Harry to appear in public with him because he thought it would be “an vital show of unity at an extraordinarily difficult moment for the family.”

The brothers showed up side by side once more four days later as they followed the Queen’s coffin procession to the lying in state.

The Queen’s coffin was carried from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall by Prince William, dressed in his RAF No. 1 uniform, and Prince Harry, wearing a morning coat and adorned with pinned medals. The two princes marched slowly behind their father.


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