Fortunately, the royals still have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the only shining beacon of hope the monarchy seems to have right now.
With all the drama surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a daily basis, much of it has involved the Queen in recent days.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement on their website that was a major dig at the Queen. They came off as bitter and self-centered, lacking respect for the monarchy or the Queen herself.
The most eyebrow raising part of their statement said: “While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ or any iteration of the word ‘Royal’ in any territory (either within the UK or otherwise) when the transition occurs Spring 2020.”
Wow, it looks as if the Sussexes are ready to start a royal dual, but they would be wise to remember, the Queen is the one holding all the power, and in the end, they will lose.
What is most surprising though is how much anger the couple seem to be directing at her maj. Shouldn’t one of her most beloved grandchildren, Prince Harry, be sticking up for her?
Why has Harry suddenly turned a corner in which he is sacrificing his special relationship with his grandmother?
In a Vanity Fair article from earlier this year, Katie Nicholl was told by a source, “At the end of the day she (the Queen) is 93 and this has been a genuine shock for her. After everything she has done for Harry she feels monumentally let down. All she has done is accommodate him and Meghan from the start.”
Things already started deteriorating between grandson and grandmother when the Sussexes announced their departure on Instagram without consulting any other family members, including Prince William and Prince Charles.
The source continued, “The family are all very upset at how the Sussexes have behaved, not least because of the impact it has had on the Queen, who has a very frail husband, the whole Andrew problem to deal with and now Harry, who is frankly behaving like a bolshie teenager.”
They continued, “He has dropped a bombshell and left the Queen to pick up the pieces. It has not been great for their relationship. What was once a very warm and jokey grandmother grandson rapport has dissipated.”
Unfortunately, it seems Prince Harry doesn’t have a problem throwing his grandmother under the bus in order to pursue a celebrity filled life outside the royal family.
While the Queen has always had a soft spot for Harry, will it ever become hardened? Only time, and Harry and Meghan’s future actions will decide the outcome.