Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Hid Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Megxit Shenanigans From Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth held an emergency summit meeting at Sandringham in January after Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made their shocking Megxit announcement. Her Majesty met with Harry, Prince William, and Prince Charles to negotiate the terms of Harry and Meghan’s exit from the family as senior working royals. One person who was not part of the negotiations was Prince Philip. According to a new book, this was because Queen Elizabeth hid Harry and Meghan’s shenanigans.
Prince Philip is the subject of a new royal biography
According to Express, Prince Philip is the subject of a new biography from royal expert Ingrid Seward. Titled Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of His Century, the book gives insight into Philip’s role in the monarchy.
Prince Philip has been by Queen Elizabeth’s side for more than seven decades. Royal expert Camilla Tominey recently discussed the details of the book on ITV’s This Morning. She explained that Philip sacrificed everything “in order to walk a couple of steps behind his wife for the entirety of her reign.”
The most notable thing the Duke of Edinburgh gave up was his entire military career. He made the sacrifice to serve the Queen and the country.
“I think that they’re people of their generation who think that you should put duty first. Whether people agree with them on that, remains to be seen,” Tominey said.
She also pointed out that Seward has “a very interesting line” in her book about how Prince Philip felt about Megxit.
Queen Elizabeth initially hid Megxit from Prince Philip
Newsweek reports that Seward’s new book reveals what happened at the palace in the days surrounding Harry and Meghan’s shocking announcement. Seward claims that Queen Elizabeth had a plan to shield her husband from the summit at Sandringham.
Queen Elizabeth met with her oldest son and two grandsons for hours. In the meantime, Seward claims the Monarch asked Penelope Knatchbull, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, to take Philip for a drive.
“The queen refused to allow their shenanigans to get to her husband,” Seward writes. “So, when she called an emergency summit at Sandringham on January 13…she asked one of her house guests, Countess Mountbatten, to drive him away from the house at least for the duration of the meeting.”
Seward claims that the queen, her son, and grandsons sat in the library and “thrashed out a solution that would allow Harry and Meghan their freedom.” At the same time, Philip remained “out of the way.”
Queen Elizabeth’s husband found the idea of Megxit ‘impossible’
Seward claims that the queen knew Harry and Meghan were unhappy with their lives as senior royals. But, she was not aware they intended to live “half in, half out” of the royal family. The author added that Prince Philip found the idea “impossible.”
“It must have come as a heavy blow for Prince Philip to know that his grandson would be more or less giving up his homeland and everything he cared about for a life of self-centered celebrity in North America,” Seward writes.
She continued, writing that Philip knew leaving the royal family was not a decision that Harry made lightly. However, he couldn’t grasp what it was about the family firm that made his grandson’s life “so unbearable.”
Seward writes that Queen Elizabeth’s husband based his entire existence on dedication to the throne and doing the right thing. However, for Prince Philip, it appeared that his grandson had abdicated in the same way as Edward VIII. When he gave up his crown to marry an American divorcée.’
Prince Philip Revealed: A Man of His Century is now available in bookstores.