Heartbreaking reason the Queen has special ‘sensitivity’ towards Prince Harry

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  • The Queen is currently preparing for Prince Harry to step back as a senior member of the Royal Family, but there could be a special reason why she is sensitive towards the Duke.


    The Queen is currently preparing for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be making the transition to their new roles at the end of this month, as they prepare to carry out their final royal engagements on behalf of the monarch.

    But it turns out that Her Majesty could be feeling ‘sensitive’ towards her grandson Prince Harry – and it’s all because of her own younger sister, the late Princess Margaret.

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    The Queen is currently preparing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to transition to their new roles at the end of March (Credit: Getty)

    Speaking of Prince Harry’s current position, royal historian Robert Lacey told PEOPLE, “The Queen will be very disappointed.

    “Her job is to survive — and to ensure that the monarch survives”.

    But this isn’t the first time she has encountered an unhappy royal spare – and it was her experience with her younger sister Princess Margaret that influenced her decision to let Harry set out on his own.

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    Queen Elizabeth was close to her late sister Princess Margaret, who passed away back in 2002 (Credit: Getty)

    However, the royal expert spoke about the monarch’s feelings towards Harry, who has widely been known as the “spare”, as he is the younger sibling of someone who is in the direct line of succession, much like the Queen’s sister Margaret.

    “She has a particular sensitivity to what Harry has been going through because of her closeness to Margaret,” said Robert, “and seeing the same dramas and tensions played out two generations ago”.

    “The younger-sibling syndrome is an enduring problem,” he continued. “The system has not found a way of giving them the recognition that they need.”

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    “Until Elizabeth produced heirs, Margaret was a possible future Queen,” added Robert. “It is a family situation of conflict that goes back over generations.”

    Let’s hope everything goes well for the royals throughout the difficult transition.

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