According to the authors of the biography “Finding Freedom”, Prince Harry had more than once the impression that Elizabeth II was pushing his family aside, especially during the Christmas festivities in 2019.
Prince Harry goes from annoyance to annoyance. Recently, the Duke of Sussex was hurt to note that Meghan Markle did not appear in the photos published by the royal family on the occasion of her birthday, but this omission, involuntary or not, would not be the first.
According to the Finding Freedom biography, in the months before the Megxit was announced, the couple already felt sidelined by those around them, especially Elizabeth II. And it was a very specific event that would have confirmed their impression, reports the Mirror.
On December 25, 2019, during the Queen’s traditional televised address, a detail did not escape the viewers’ attention. On the Sovereign’s desk were four photos, showing the Cambridge family, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles, as well as George VI, the Queen’s father.
Only Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and little Archie were missing. What would have deeply upset the couple, according to the journalist specialized in royalty of the Mirror, Russell Myers: “They felt it was an affront, they felt left out.”
Relatives of the Crown, quoted by the authors of Finding Freedom, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, however, said that it was not. “Sources in the palace insisted that the photos had been chosen to represent the direct line of succession,” the journalists wrote in their book.
Harry and Archie being in 6th and 7th position in the order of succession to the throne, they must not have been there, according to the argument of these sources. However, the episode would have convinced Harry and Meghan Markle to take in hand their destiny.
A few weeks after the broadcast of this speech, the couple created a shock wave among fans of royalty by announcing the abandonment of their royal duties.
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