How Do Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Feel About the Queen Now?
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have had a life-changing year. At the beginning of 2020, the couple announced that they wanted to find a way to be more financially independent which ultimately meant that they could no longer be working royals. Now, they have separated themselves from the royal family and moved to LA. But how do they feel about Harry’s grandmother now that all the dust has settled?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave the royal family
Following months of turmoil and trouble with the media, Harry and Meghan decided that they wanted to live a more private life. In January, they announced their intention to carve out new roles for themselves within the royal family. After meeting with the queen, it was determined that they would actually have to step down from their roles as senior members of the royal family. The queen gave the Sussexes her blessing as they left.
“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,” Queen Elizabeth II wrote in an official statement.
“Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” she continued. “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.”
She went on to thank them for all of the work that they had done for the country and expressed how proud she has been of Meghan and how she blended into their family.
Prince Harry and Meghan are proud of the queen
A lot has happened since Meghan and Harry stepped down. Though they are no longer working royals, they are still president and vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. In a virtual call, they commended the queen for how she has handled herself and stated how proud they were of her.
“I think everything that my grandmother wanted to achieve when she took this huge responsibility on, she’s managed,” Harry said according to Entertainment Tonight. “No one could have predicted how the world was going to change in such a short space of time, especially with the digital space. But hearing you guys, knowing the broad spectrum that the QCT engulfs, you guys are the definition of the 21st Century Commonwealth and what it means to be a part of it. You’re there standing for equality, for mutual respect, and for fairness.”
So, there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between Harry and his grandma.
Where does Harry stand with his brother Prince William?
In Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family, it was revealed that Prince William’s warnings to Harry about Meghan caused a rift in the brother’s relationship.
William reportedly told Harry not to rush things and in response, Harry and Meghan only got closer.
After Harry and Meghan got married, the brothers’ feud only worsened.
“William and Kate’s feelings seemed obvious to the Sussexes that summer and beyond,” the book reads. “Among all the friends and family Harry and Meghan hosted at their house in Oxfordshire between May 2018 and March 2019, the Cambridges failed to visit.”
And now that Harry and Meghan are living on a different continent and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is limiting travel, the brothers have a lot more standing in their way of reuniting.