The Queen reportedly won’t be wanting any “family conflict at this stage of her reign” while everything was “falling on to her shoulders” in recent times.
- A royal insider has claimed that the Queen won’t want conflict within the family “at this stage of her reign” with next year marking her Platinum Jubilee.
- They suggested that everything was “falling on to her shoulders” recently in the aftermath of Prince Harry and Meghan's interview.
- In other royal news, Mike Tindall reveals wife Zara gave birth in the bathroom of their Gatcombe Park home.
The Queen has faced a challenging time recently, with her grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview shocking viewers across the world. The couple’s ‘tell-all’ special aired not long after the monarch’s beloved husband, Prince Philip, was admitted to King Edward VII's Hospital as a “precautionary measure” after feeling unwell.
The Duke of Edinburgh spent several weeks in hospital and is said to have undergone a successful procedure at St Bartholomew’s Hospital for a pre-existing heart condition. He later returned to King Edward VII’s where he recuperated before leaving and reuniting with the Queen at Windsor Castle on 16th March.
Throughout his hospital stay, the Queen continued to carry out her royal duties. This included responding to Harry and Meghan’s interview and starting to work through the aftermath. Now it’s been claimed that during this time everything was “falling on to her shoulders” and she won't want “family conflict” at this point in her reign.
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As reported by PEOPLE, a royal insider told them that, “What she won't want is family conflict at this stage of her reign.
“She is always head of the country and Prince Philip was always head of the family,” the insider went on to add. “He is not there to be that—so everything is falling on to her shoulders. It must be an incredibly lonely place to be.”
During the astonishing Oprah interview, Prince Harry discussed his belief that Prince Charles and Prince William are “trapped” in the institution. Meghan claimed that an unnamed member of the Royal Family commented on their son Archie’s skin color before he was born.
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Since the interview was broadcast, Buckingham Palace issued a concise statement, which went on to say that, “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”
Prince Harry has now reportedly spoken to his brother and father, although these talks were thought to be “not productive”. Prince Charles even reportedly wanted to issue a detailed “point by point” palace response to the claims made.
Although the interview has certainly made an impact on the Royal Family, the Queen will undoubtedly be hoping to see her loved ones grow closer once again as she looks ahead to her Platinum Jubilee next year.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.
Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.
In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com.
After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!
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