This Is Why Queen Elizabeth Visits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle So Often

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to retreat from the spotlight through the end of the year to regroup and unwind. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had quite the year. They celebrated their first year of wedded bliss, welcomed their first child –Archie Harrison, and moved into their new estate Frogmore Cottage.

All of that would be overwhelming for a normal couple working regular jobs and paying bills. However, for Markle and the prince, being in the spotlight has only added another layer of stress and pressure. Since she and Prince Harry tied the knot in May 2018 — the former actress has tried to approach royal life her way.

Charismatic and outspoken — Markle has tried to step into her role as duchess without compromising who she is at her core. Unfortunately, the British press and the public aren’t willing to let her be great. She’s been harassed and attacked mercilessly in the news. It has gotten so bad that she and Prince Harry have considered walking away from royal life altogether. Markle said in part, “It’s not enough to just ­survive something, that’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive.” Now — Queen Elizabeth has gotten involved.

Queen Elizabeth visits Prince Harry and Meghan Markle almost every day

After their shocking ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey where they revealed how much they are struggling — many royal fans assumed the queen would be upset with the royal couple’s transparency. 

However, we now know it’s quite the opposite. In fact, Queen Elizabeth respects the duke and duchess’ perspective even if she doesn’t agree with it. She’s made it a point to visit with them and baby Archie regularly. Express U.K. is reporting,

The monarch, 93, is doing her best to keep the couple in the royal fold after criticism of them in the media. Courtiers have confirmed the Queen often drives around to see the couple at their Frogmore Cottage home when she is at nearby Windsor Castle. It is understood she disagrees with Harry and Meghan’s approach to some of the coverage. And after apparent tensions between Harry and his brother William, the Queen is trying to hold the family together.

This is how Queen Elizabeth feels about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spending Christmas away from the Royal Family

Though the royals have their holiday traditions –Christmas at Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate isn’t exactly a relaxed affair. Therefore, we can see why Prince Harry and Markle decided they wanted to do something after the trying year they’ve had. A spokeswoman for the Sussexes stated,

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are looking forward to extended family time towards the end of this month. Having spent the last two Christmases at Sandringham, their Royal Highnesses will spend the holiday this year, as a new family, with the Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland. This decision is in line with precedent set previously by other members of the Royal Family, and has the support of the Queen. 

Queen Elizabeth is very worried for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

After seeing Markle and Prince Harry in such a fragile state after their documentary –Queen Elizabeth and other senior royals are apparently extremely concerned for the couple.  In her 2019 biography, Harry: Conversations with the PrinceAngela Levin writes, that the royals are especially worried for the prince. She said,

On many occasions, he has also seemed to be a shadow of himself: miserable, tense, sulky and even emasculated. I have been told from an insider that both the Queen and Prince Charles are very worried about him.

Let’s just hope that this long break will offer the Sussexes a chance to figure things out.