Prince Harry ‘reevaluated life as a royal after photo display on Queen’s desk during Christmas speech’09/22/2020
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Prince Harry was reportedly left "reevaluating his life as a royal" after being left "upset" by The Queen's Christmas Day speech.
The 36 year old and his wife Meghan Markle, 39, announced they would be stepping down as "senior members" of the royal family earlier this year, making their last engagement with the other royals in March.
A royal expert has now claimed that it was the omission of a photo of the pair and their son, Archie, from the table from which the Queen read her annual Christmas Day speech that left him "reevaluating his life as a royal".
As she addressed the nation on 25 December, as she does every year, the Queen was sat at a desk which featured four framed photographs.
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One image showed her father, King George VI as he gave his own speech back in 1944, while a second showed her husband Prince Philip.
The images were accompanied by one of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as well as one of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Although it was explained that the Queen selected these photos as they represent the direct line to the throne, Harry was supposedly left feeling "upset" after a photo of him and Meghan was included the year before.
Royal expert Russell Myers says in a new Channel 5 documentary, Meghan and Harry: The New Revelations: "The lack of photograph of them during the Queen's Christmas speech obviously had an effect on them.
"They book will tell you in detail how this made them feel. They felt it was a slight, they felt put out."
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Russell referenced the biography Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have recently published, named Finding Freedom, which discussed the matter more.
The book reads: "Harry felt as though he and Meghan had long been sidelined by the institution and were not a fundamental part of its future.
"One didn't have to look further than the family photos displayed during the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day.
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"In the Green Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen delivered her address, viewers glimpsed photos of the Cambridges and their children, Charles and Camilla, Prince Philip and a black and white image of the sovereign's father, King George VI.
"Noticeably absent was a photo of Harry, Meghan and their new baby, Archie.
"Palace sources insisted that the photos were chosen to represent the direct line of succession, but for Harry and Meghan, it was yet another sign that they needed to consider their own path."
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