The queen may have been more affected by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leaving the royal family than she let on, if royal expert Katie Nicholl is to be believed. The author shared an excerpt from her book, «The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown,» in a piece for Vanity Fair.
She claimed that the dearly departed monarch was «very hurt» when they defected. Moreover, a confidante revealed, «She was exhausted by the turmoil of their decision.» Reportedly, Her Majesty later lamented, «I don’t know, I don’t care, and I don’t want to think about it anymore.»
Although the queen was able to see Harry’s children several times before she died, the dedicated matriarch was reportedly also disappointed not to get more time with her great-grandchildren. The insider claimed that Meghan and Harry were invited to spend a weekend at Balmoral in August, even though Page Six clarified that reports suggesting they’d been asked to come were inaccurate.
The Duke of Sussex described the times he’d spent with his beloved «Granny,» Archie, and Lilibet as some of the most special of his life in an emotional tribute to the queen on the Archewell website. Funnily enough, royal expert Kinsey Schofield warned TMZ that things are about to get way worse for Meghan and Harry’s relationship with the royals following Her Majesty’s death since she frequently played peacemaker between the Sussexes and the rest of the family.