Did Queen Elizabeth Just Send a Subtle Signal to Meghan Markle After Christmas Snub?
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will not be joining Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family for Christmas this year. A few weeks ago, palace staffers confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be spending the holidays with her mother, Doria Ragland, in Los Angeles. Queen Elizabeth has not commented on the apparent snub, yet she may have sent a subtle signal to the couple during a recent holiday reception at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth rocks her favorite tiara for Christmas party
Every year, Queen Elizabeth and other high ranking royals host a Christmas reception inside Buckingham Palace for the country’s top diplomats. This year, Her Majesty wore one of her favorite tiaras to the event: the Vladimir Tiara.
Queen Elizabeth has worn the tiara throughout her reign and it is one of her favorite headpieces for royal engagements. The tiara features emerald drops hanging from circles of diamonds. The structure of the piece is believed to be made from either silver or platinum.
The Vladimir tiara was crafted back in 1897 and was smuggled out of Russia in 1917, right after the country’s revolution. The item made its way into the royal family’s collection when Queen Mary purchased it in 1921.
Queen Mary made a few changes to the original tiara, replacing the pearl drops with emerald ones. She passed it down to Queen Elizabeth after her coronation in 1953, and Her Majesty has been rocking it ever since.
Did Queen Elizabeth send Meghan Markle a sign?
According to Express, Meghan requested to wear the Vladimir Tiara when she tied the knot with Harry in May of 2018. An inside source claims that the former actress loved the tiara and requested to have it for her wedding day.
Queen Elizabeth, however, reportedly denied the request, though an exact reason has never been revealed. After he learned about the denial, Harry allegedly got very angry with the royals, which prompted a quick conversation with the Queen.
“There was a very heated exchange that prompted the Queen to speak to Harry,” a source revealed. “She said, ‘Meghan cannot have whatever she wants. She gets what tiara she’s given by me.”
The royals have not commented on Meghan’s rumored request. The former Suits star ended up wearing the Queen Mary Lozenge Tiara for her wedding, so everything worked out in the end.
If the rumors are true, then it is possible that Queen Elizabeth was sending a subtle signal to Meghan and Harry during the recent reception. Unfortunately for the Queen, Harry and Meghan’s snub is not the only thing on her mind at the moment.
Prince Andrew’s scandal causing issues with the royals
During the holiday season, the top-ranking members of the royal family gather at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate to celebrate Christmas. After opening presents on Christmas Eve and attending a church service on Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth gives her annual speech to the nation.
But between Harry and Meghan’s snub and Andrew’s embarrassing scandal, inside sources say that Her Majesty has been having a difficult time writing her speech.
To make things even worse, Prince Andrew is fully expected to make an appearance at Sandringham with the rest of the royals. Following Andrew’s controversial interview about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein, he has officially stepped away from his royal duties.
Although Harry and Meghan have stirred up a lot of drama, they will likely be mentioned in Her Majesty’s speech. The couple welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison, last spring, and he will likely be mentioned in the Queen Elizabeth’s address.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recharge their batteries
After what has been a tumultuous year for Meghan and Harry, the two are set to spend the holidays with her side the family for a change. The pair, along with their son, reportedly traveled to America a few weeks ago to spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with her mother in California.
Sources say that Meghan and Harry were looking forward to their vacation in America and that they hope to recharge their batteries during their stay.
Prior to taking an extended break from their royal duties, the Sussexes opened up about their struggles in a shocking documentary titled, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. In the documentary, Harry confirmed that things are a bit rocky between him and Prince William, while Meghan confessed that she has been struggling behind the scenes.
Queen Elizabeth has not commented on with Prince Andrew’s mess or Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s comments in their documentary.