To have his face distorted by emotion around his grandmother’s coffin and her unshed tearsone can only realize the attachment that the prince harry felt towards Queen Elizabeth II. considered very closeespecially after the death of Lady Diana when the little prince was only 12 years old, the two had shared many beautiful moments and it was whispered, in the corridors of the palace, that the monarch would have forgiven this rebellious grandson for everything.
But recently, things had gotten complicated between them: in love and married to the American actress Meghan Markle, Harry had ended flee your country and your family to settle with his wife and eldest son Archie in Canada, then in the United States where they still live and have expanded the family with little Lilibet, 15 months old. A decision that the queen could never really forgive him for!
In fact, author Katie Nicholl reveals in her new book (The New Royals: the legacy of Queen Elizabeth and the future of the crown) who refused to touch the subject”,wounded and exhausted” stories around him. Worse still: in August, the Sussex couple had refused to bring Archie and Lilibet to the UK for a big gathering around her attended by all her children, her grandchildren, and her many great-grandchildren, a decision she had not understood.
“I don’t want to think about it anymore”
Marked by this refusal, the sovereign would have simply said to a loved one: “I don’t know, I don’t care and I don’t want to think about it anymore.A sad reaction when the monarch had made an effort not to break the bond with her grandson: indeed, after his departure, she had continued to speak with him regularly during video calls and had sent him, for each Christmas and birthday, a gift. for children.
They will only have met her once, when they accompanied their parents to the UK for the first time for the Platinum Jubilee last June (under high police protection). In fact, the two young children had been able to meet Queen Elizabeth II for a few minutes. An interview that had generated tension between the 30-year-old and his grandmother: while he had wanted to film the meeting, the sovereign had refused. No doubt, just like Prince William, he too had lost some of his trust in his grandson…
He was right? We won’t know until early next year, when the publication of Prince Harry’s memoirs, They already look explosive…