By Georgia Farquharson published
The Queen is said to be “delighted” that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have found happiness in their new life in America.
- The 94-year-old monarch is thought to have had a “harmonious” conversation with her grandson about his decision to finalise their exit from the royal family
- The Queen is said to be “delighted” that Harry and his wife have found happiness
- It follows royal news that this is the hidden message behind Meghan Markle’s pink cocktail ring
There has been much speculation as to how Her Majesty reacted to news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not plan on returning to the UK as working royals.
The decision was confirmed last week, when the Queen revealed her plans to strip Prince Harry of his remaining royal patronages and redistribute them among other members of the royal family.
She confirmed that although they were “saddened” by the decision, Harry and Meghan remain “much loved members of the family”. But are the couple still royal?
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Now it has been revealed that the Queen reportedly had a “harmonious” conversation with her grandson before both statements were released.
A palace insider gave The Mirror an insight into how the pair have been communicating in recent months.
The source said, “Harry has spoken to the Queen, and she told him she was delighted he has found happiness. She only wants the best for him and his family.
“She has seen him struggle with his position in the family and had always had a great deal of affection and sympathy for him.”
They went on to say, “He described it [stepping back] as being free, but he knows he has a duty to the family and he reiterated his promise to never do anything to embarrass them.
“This is all about moving on, it was a very harmonious conversation between a caring grandmother and her grandson.”
It comes just days after Prince Harry himself revealed how he’d been keeping in touch with his grandmother and grandfather, Prince Philip – who is currently in hospital – during lockdown, despite being miles apart.
Speaking to James Corden on The Late Late Show, the Duke said, “We have Zoomed them a few times – they have seen Archie running around.
“But my grandfather, instead of pressing leave meeting, he just goes…” and Harry gestured to slamming the laptop shut. Laughing, he said, “OK, bye.”
He also revealed the Queen had surprised Archie with a waffle-maker.
Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
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