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Elizabeth II unshakeable: it took her “2 seconds” to oust Prince Harry


Almost two months ago, Prince Harry was very sad not to be able to participate in Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph in London. It was in Los Angeles that he had paid tribute to the veterans. It would have only taken the Queen “two seconds” to remove him from the ceremony.

On November 8, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Remembrance Day alone in Los Angeles. They laid a wreath of flowers at the city’s national cemetery and then picked bouquets from their gardens from the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers.

“In memory of the men who gave their lives in defence of their country,” he wrote. Prince Harry added, handwritten, “To all who have served and are serving. Thank you. Archie’s father would have liked to attend the Veterans’ Tribute at the Cenotaph in London, but his grandmother said no.

It would have only taken the Queen “two seconds” to make up her mind, revealed Daily Mail reporter Rebecca English on Friday, January 1. It was a very difficult decision for someone who has been in the British Army for a decade.

Not having been invited to participate in the Day of Honour for the Victims of War, the Duke of Sussex had proposed that a wreath of flowers simply be laid in his name. Still angry with the Megxit, Elizabeth II had refused.

“Remembrance Sunday is sacrosanct. It is one of the most important dates in her calendar and nothing is done without her knowledge,” explained one of our sources. The 94-year-old monarch herself is said to have decided to remove Harry from the ceremony, having a strong opinion on the subject. “People thought the Palace’s reaction to Harry’s request was petty. But it was the Queen’s decision. Her “enormous admiration” for his military achievements wasn’t enough to change her mind.

Either you’re here or you’re not…

Thinking perhaps to ease tensions by proposing the compromise of a crown of flowers in his name, the Duke of Sussex awakened the harsh and uncompromising temperament of his grandmother, already titillated by their departure from the royal family, which was still badly digested.

For Elizabeth II, it is all or nothing. “The Queen’s view is that you can’t choose what you do as far as the institution is concerned. Either you’re here or you’re not,” summarizes our source. On the new Sussex website, Meghan Markle’s husband introduces himself as Diana’s son, but does not mention his father, Prince Charles. A new distancing from the royal family?

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