The Queen isabel II made sure that the prince harry He knew he would have the palace doors open if he thought better of it and decided to resume his life as a member of the British royal family.
The conversation between the monarch and her grandson would have taken place at Windsor Castle during a meeting detailed by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in their commented biography on the Dukes of Sussex, Finding FreedomAccording to some rumors, written in collaboration with the latter. After Prince Harry agreed with his family on the conditions of his departure from the royal house, on March 1 Elizabeth II invited him to a meal in Windsor to assure him that he understood his decision, but that both he and Meghan Markle They could back down if they wanted to.
“While enjoying a barbecue, the queen made it clear to Harry that she would support him in any decision he made. Although Harry had previously been promised a 12-month trial period, her conversation was a reminder that if she and Meghan ever wanted to resume their official roles, they would always be welcome. ”, I extracted a few days ago the newspaper The Times one of the passages in the book Finding Freedom. “It has been made very clear to them that they can return if they want, when they are ready”The two authors of the book cited below a source involved in the negotiations that took place between Prince Harry, Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William.
The same chapter of the biography of the Dukes of Sussex assures that, however, soon they lost what little desire they might have to change their minds.
When a week after the meeting between Elizabeth II and Prince Harry the Dukes of Sussex attended their last public event, held at Westminster Abbey on the occasion of Commonwealth Day, they found that they had been excluded from the escorting procession the queen and relegated to the background along with the earls of Wessex. The decision was made without consulting them, and although later the British royal house tried to smooth the differences between the Dukes of Sussex and those of Cambridge by also removing the latter from the procession, the damage had already been done.
The spectators of the ceremony themselves were able to verify the tense relationship that exists between the two couples. While Harry and Meghan greeted William and Kate with a smile, the Cambridge barely reacted“Recall Omid Scobie and Carolyn Duran in Finding Freedom. “In the minutes leading up to the Queen’s arrival, William and Kate sat with their backs to the couple, turning only to chat with Prince Edward and Sofia, who were sitting next to the Sussexes. Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate, but Kate barely reciprocated. ”