It’s well known that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been warring with the British royal family ever since they stepped down as working royals. In fact, the animosity between the couple and their family members grew tenfold after the interview with Oprah. They revealed startling facts that pulled the rug under the royals’ feet and revealed what goes on behind the closed doors in Buckingham Palace.
Their relationship has remained strained since then. Even during this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the senior royals kept their distance from the Sussexes. Now, since Queen Elizabeth has passed, viewers were waiting for a statement from the Duke of Sussex, which did arrive but a day late. Why the delay? Was it because of the bad blood between them?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid tribute to the late Queen a day late out of respect
It appeared that it wasn’t the bad blood but the protocols that delayed their tribute. Earlier, Harry’s tribute was going to get released on Sunday right after Prince William’s. But they chose to withhold the tribute until Monday to pay respect for the anniversary of September 11th.
In his tribute to the late Queen, the Duke of Sussex addressed his late grandma lovingly. He mentioned that she was the guiding compass in their lives and that everyone loves and misses her. However, life is full of “first meetings and final partings” so even though he is upset at this final parting, he knows she has left a lasting legacy.
Harry further reminiscences his childhood encounters with the Queen, his first time meeting the Queen as Commander-in-Chief, and the first interaction between her and Meghan. In his heartfelt letter, he also addressed his dad, Prince Charles, and honored him as the now King Charles.
The Duke of Sussex had joined the family when the Queen’s doctor expressed his concerns about her health. He was also seen with the Prince and Princes of Wales in a walkabout where they greeted the visitors.
The Sussexes plan to stay until the Queen’s funeral on September 19th.
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