Prince Harry ‘Incensed’ After Being Denied Meeting With Queen

Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II
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Insight into the Past A new book claims that Prince HarryHe was furious that he was not allowed to meet with the late Queen Elizabeth IIA new book claims that he wants to leave the royals.

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 38, Meghan MarkleHarry attempted to establish a conversation with his grandmother while he was in Canada for the December 2019 holidays. Valentine Low‘s book Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind Crown.

“Harry seemed to be under the impression that they could just sort it out by email before he and Meghan got back to London on January 6, [2020],” read an excerpt published by The TimesSunday, September 25, 2010. “The reply they got, however, was that this would require a proper family conversation.”

Low, who is a royal correspondent in the U.K newspaper, says that Invictus Games founder and Theatrical Games’ president are the Suits41 alum were told that no such conversation would take place until January 29. “This went down incredibly badly,” the excerpt continued. “It fed into the narrative that they were not being taken seriously by the palace machinery, or by the rest of the family.”

According to reports, the BetterUp CIO tried to arrange a meeting with Elizabeth by himself but failed.

“The message was conveyed to him that the queen had been confused about her diary, and was no longer available,” Low wrote. “Harry was incensed, because it was not true: the courtiers had got in the way, it seemed, because they saw the meeting with the queen as an attempt to pick the queen off before Harry started talks with the rest of the family.”

After being denied a meeting with the monarch Harry allegedly considered driving straight to Sandringham from London airport, where the royal family celebrates Christmas. He wanted to speak to his grandmother. “He eventually dropped the idea, but it was a sign of his frustration that he even contemplated such a move,” Low added.

Two days after their return to the U.K., Harry and Meghan — who share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lili, 15 months — announced their plans to step down as senior working royals.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the duo wrote in a joint statement in January 2020. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.”

An insider at the time told Us Weekly that the couple didn’t receive the queen’s “official blessing” for releasing the statement. “It’s not that they didn’t care — it was a miscommunication,” the source added.

Elizabeth, 96, died earlier this month while on her estate in Balmoral (Scotland) The TelegraphLater reports stated that Harry discovered about her death only five minutes before it became public. According to the outlet King Charles IIIHarry was still travelling to Balmoral Castle. Harry called Buckingham Palace, but the news had already been announced by Buckingham Palace.

In rare statements to the media, a spokesperson for King George 73 responded to the report. Daily Mail, hours before the queen’s September 19 funeral. “The public was only informed after every family member had been informed,” read the statement, which did not include any details about when Harry was given the news.