Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s decision to relinquish their roles as senior members of the royal family and move to North America, much to do has been made of their exit, including what their responsibilities would entail in a reduced role, as well as, whether they would be able to keep their titles and continue with the brand name ‘Sussex Royal’, among other issues.
No doubt, the fiasco has been draining for the royal family, especially Queen Elizabeth II, who has tried her best to keep everyone united and mitigate any damages to their reputation resulting from the ‘Meghxit’ decision. It appears, though, that the queen simply wants the process to be over with.
When the announcement was made that the former royal couple would be developing their own financially independent lives, away from the crown, Queen Elizabeth publicly supported them, even if she didn’t agree with the decision. However, according to source, the queen is growing tiresome from the drama and media coverage that has surrounded the matter.
A source close to Buckingham Palace shared with royal expert, Katie Nicholl, that although the queen has offered her public support for Prince Harry and Meghan, she ‘generally doesn’t want to talk about it’. The reason for not wanting to talk about it, though, stems from the need for damage control.
According to a Monday report by Vanity Magazine, Queen Elizabeth believes that the ongoing discussions of the terms of Prince Harry and Meghan’s ‘step back’ are damaging the monarchy and institution, as well as, creating personal strain within the royal family.
“The queen has been keen to get this resolved because she sees it damaging to the monarchy and on a personal level I think this has been rather hurtful for her,” the outlet reported. “She has got to the point where she doesn’t want to think about it anymore. She just wants it over and done with.”
These comments come only days after Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan would not be allowed to move forward with the word ‘royal’ in their charitable brand name ‘Sussex Royal’, citing that any commercial interests that the couple might have could potentially damage the reputation of the monarchy by having the name association.
Ultimately, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex agreed to not use the brand name after this spring, but in doing so, they took some backhanded shots at the queen and her decision to ban the use of the word.
On the Sussex Royal website, the couple outlined details of their transition, taking a subtle shot at the queen’s rationale for banning the use of the word ‘royal’ in their charitable organization.
“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,” the statement ont he website read.