On January 13, Elizabeth II hastily organized a family meeting to settle the terms of the Megxit wanted by Meghan Markle and Harry. Her Majesty had planned everything down to the last detail…
It was a cold shower for Elizabeth II. On 20 October 2019, in an interview with ITV, Meghan Markle and Harry confessed to the world their discomfort in Buckingham.
The couple then asked the Queen for a favour: to have their royal status granted to them on a part-time basis only. The Queen is outraged, as reported by a former Buckingham official in Marc Roche’s book, She Didn’t Want to be Queen! which Le Point reveals the right pages.
“She hates being presented with a fait accompli. She wants to decide calmly without rushing after having thought carefully about a solution. The monarchy (…) must not be subjected to the hysteria of the moment,” he writes.
Queen Elizabeth II then advised her grandson to discuss his “plans” with his father Prince Charles. The Monarch knows very well that her son is undecided and that no decision will be made.
Prince Charles asks Prince Harry to send his requests in writing. Impatient, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry finally announced in the media on January 9 their decision to no longer be members of the British Royal Family.
Elizabeth II isolated Prince Harry
Elizabeth II, not liking to be taken by surprise, arranges an “ambush” by organising a family reunion at Sandringham Castle on 13 January. She forbids Meghan to intervene by videoconference from Canada, in order to isolate Harry.
Finally, Queen Elizabeth II decided not to give them any gifts, asking her grandson and his wife, for example, to reimburse the taxpayers for the cost of renovating Frogmore Cottage, or to go ahead without using the word “royal” again in the trademark they had registered.
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