Queen Elizabeth has been nothing but openly supportive of her grandson, Prince Harry, and his wife, Meghan Markle, over their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family last month. Even so, there have been rumors of conflict between the monarch and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, especially as they have been asked to not use the word “royal” in any of their future brandings.
There have also been reports of the queen being “disappointed” by their decision, and given how the whole thing went down in January, we have to suspect that she was hoping they would change their minds. So if she’s not completely supportive of their move, then why has she given her blessing?
Back in January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped the bomb out of nowhere that they were stepping down from The Firm.
According to People magazine, Queen Elizabeth likely has bittersweet feelings toward Harry and Meghan right now.
The “unhappy royal spare” issue is a real thing.
It’s also pretty telling that the queen has left a window open for Harry and Meghan to come back.
It would be impossible for Queen Elizabeth not to have mixed feelings about Harry and Meghan right now.