Prince Harry: This hard setback that widens the gap between him and the royal family

Prince Harry: This hard setback that widens the gap between him and the royal family


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According to the Sunday Times, this Sunday, November 8, Prince Harry was denied a petition to the British Crown. A new disagreement that only aggravates the tensions.

Between Prince Harry and the British monarchy, the rag is still burning. According to the British newspaper The Sunday Times, this Sunday, November 8, the Duke of Sussex recently learned that one of his requests has been refused by the Crown.

Meghan Markle’s husband, with whom he hopes for a conversion that would be lost in advance, had requested permission to lay a wreath on his behalf at the Cenotaph as part of Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November each year in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the contributions of military men and women and civilians in the two world wars.

Request denied because, in accordance with the Megxit, which came into effect on March 31, 2020, the young father is no longer considered a representative of the Royal Family of England.

According to our colleagues, however, Her Majesty Elizabeth II “has not been informed of her grandson’s wish.” Exiled to Los Angeles with his wife and their son Archie, Prince Harry was unable to travel to the United Kingdom due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic and therefore hoped that a wreath could be laid in his name at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.


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“Deeply saddened” by this decision, according to The Sunday Times, he had to give up this gesture that is so close to his heart, first made in 2009 when he was 25 years old. One more misunderstanding that will only aggravate the tensions that exist within the Windsor-Mountbatten clan, despite the handful of supporters the Duke can count on.

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For since his years in the British Army, Prince Charles’ youngest son has become a prominent voice for the veterans’ cause, launching the Invictus Games, a sporting event he created for injured soldiers. The rejection comes as Prince William was able to lay his own wreath at Westminster on Sunday, November 8.

Le prince William au Cénotaphe de Westminster, ce dimanche 8 novembre 2020
Prince William at the Westminster Cenotaph this Sunday, November 8, 2020

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He did not abandon the army

Isolated, far from his bearings, Prince Harry was disappointed to learn that he had been stripped of his royal and military honours in February 2020. This did not prevent the former soldier from keeping a privileged place for the army in his heart.

“He may have been made to renounce his titles, but he did not give up the army. Far from it,” a source close to the 36-year-old duke had slipped into the columns of Vanity Fair magazine. Lady Diana’s son was responding to rumors that he was no longer involved with the military.


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“To say that he had not been in contact with the Marines is not true. He had numerous conversations with former colleagues during the lockdown.” Despite the Megxit, and while a review of his release from the Firm is scheduled for the spring of 2021, he intends to resume some of his duties. And according to the consultant Richard Fitzwilliams, Prince Harry would have all the chances on his side.

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