How Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Majorly Disappointed Queen Elizabeth
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been in hot water a lot lately. In August, they were lambasted by the public for taking private jet flights four times in 11 days. Now the couple is facing some criticism again for how they are treating Queen Elizabeth. Their recent decision behavior has reportedly left the queen “disappointed.”
Queen Elizabeth recently invited her family members to visit Balmoral Castle
Queen Elizabeth spends her summer at Balmoral Castle in Scotland every year. She and her husband, Prince Philip, stay there until October.
Although the other members of the royal family do not spend as much time at Balmoral as the queen, Her Majesty often invites them to visit her there for a short period of time.
Princess Eugenie once gave a glimpse into what things are like for the royals at Balmoral: “Walks, picnics, dogs – a lot of dogs, there’s always dogs – and people coming in and out all the time. It’s a lovely base for Granny and Grandpa, for us to come and see them up there where you just have room to breathe and run.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle declined the invitation to Balmoral
The Sun reported that Prince Harry and Markle have opted to not join the queen at Balmoral this year. They did not go last year since Duchess Meghan was in the early stage of her pregnancy, but the couple is not going this year either because their four-month-old son, Archie, is still too young.
“Harry and Meghan had no plans to go to Balmoral this summer as they felt Archie was too young,” a source told The Sun. “It’s a bit odd, as his age didn’t stop them taking him to Ibiza for a week and then to see Elton John in France.”
Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Balmoral in August with their three children. The family traveled to Scotland on a commercial, budget airline. They were joined at Balmoral by other royals like Princess Anne and Peter Phillips.
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly “disappointed” in the Sussexes
While the queen was visited by a lot of other family members, she does not seem to be happy about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan choosing not to visit her. The source told The Sun that Her Majesty is “disappointed” that Markle — who she likes very much — has never been to Balmoral.
“If they want privacy or protection — which was Harry’s excuse for taking private jets — there is no more protected or private holiday destination than the Queen’s Scottish home,” the insider said. “It’s all very hunting, shooting, fishing up at Balmoral, so maybe that put Meghan off. She has never been to Balmoral and the Queen was disappointed they’re not going.”
Meghan Markle also snubbed Queen Elizabeth again recently
Earlier this month, after news that Markle would not be visiting Balmoral came out, the duchess was suddenly seen in New York to support her friend Serena Williams at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. This did not sit well with a lot of critics, who found it baffling that Markle would take an impromptu trip to New York when she apparently could not visit Balmoral at all.
Sarah Vine from The Daily Mail called it “undiplomatic and insensitive.” Vine also continued: “After all, Serena is no relation. The Queen, by contrast, is baby Archie’s great-grandmother, not to mention being in her 94th year.”
Queen Elizabeth reportedly does not want to talk about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Queen Elizabeth and Markle are known to have a great relationship, but it looks like this could change drastically. Earlier this week, The Daily Mail reported that guests at Buckingham Palace have been warned about bringing up Prince Harry and Markle in front of the Queen. Her Majesty seems to be “hurt” by the couple’s recent attitude but it could also be she doesn’t want to give the negative press any more attention.