Why Is Queen Elizabeth Keeping A Close Eye On Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

The British Royal Family is experiencing a massive shakeup. Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry first publicly acknowledged their romance –all eyes and ears have been on the royal family in a way that hasn’t been seen since Prince Charles wed Princess Diana in 1981. Not only has the stunning American duchess evolved the way royals are seen in the 21st century –Markle and Prince Harry have also begun establishing themselves away from the old stuffy traditions that have kept the royals on a tight leash.

Now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have split their household from Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton —Queen Elizabeth is keeping a sharp and close eye on the royal parents-to-be.

Why is Queen Elizabeth keeping a close eye on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

Though Queen Elizabeth has approved of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spreading their wings –within reason, she’s keen on keeping a close watch over them. According to Daily Mail, the queen has hired back Sir Christopher Geidt as her Permanent Lord in Waiting. Geidt was previously the queen’s private secretary, but he resigned “after an alleged palace coup two years ago.”

Now, Queen Elizabeth has hired Sir. Geidt back for a very special project. After, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tried to set up their household, completely independent from Buckingham Palace –the queen wants to make sure that someone has their eyes on the royal couple at all time. Geidt will also serve as Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which means he will be working closely with the duke and duchess who serve as the organization’s president and vice president, respectively.

A courtier told Daily Mail, “Her Majesty values Lord Geidt’s wise counsel. This new role gives him a formal status again. This was all part of the plan to introduce the Duchess to royal life. Lord Geidt will be Her Majesty’s eyes and ears.”

Why did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ask to form their own royal court?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially split their household from Kate Middleton and Prince William –but they wanted to take things a step further. An insider told the Sunday Times,

They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told no. There is an institutional structure that doesn’t allow that kind of independence. The feeling is that it’s good to have the Sussexes under the jurisdiction of Buckingham Palace, so they can’t just go off and do their own thing.

Apparently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to further a global “Sussex brand.” They wanted to stand apart from Buckingham Palace to pursue their humanitarian and philanthropic efforts on their own accord. However, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles shot them down.

How will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry deal with Queen Elizabeth keeping a close eye on them?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry obviouysly have a lot of respect for Queen Elizabeth. However, they are also both headstrong. As a source close to the royal family explained, “Harry and Meghan are intent on doing things their own way. One way or the other, they will get what they want.”

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