The Queen thought Prince Harry and Meghans' behaviour was 'quite mad'04/12/2023
The Queen thought Prince Harry and Meghans’ behaviour was ‘quite mad’: Mystified monarch thought grandson was ‘so consumed’ by love for his wife that it was ‘clouding his judgement’, new book reveals
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Queen Elizabeth II thought Prince Harry’s devotion to his wife ‘clouded his judgement’, a bombshell new book reveals.
The late monarch had tired of the often volatile exchanges between Prince Charles’s sons before Prince Harry met his wife-to-be.
But when the couple began to publicly criticise the monarchy and disparage individual members of the family, the Queen was mystified by their behaviour, calling it ‘quite mad’.
She thought her grandson’s judgement was being distorted by the influence of his wife because he was ‘so consumed’ by his love for her.
The news is disclosed in Robert Jobson’s new book Our King: Charles III — The Man And The Monarch Revealed – with part two being published in this weekend’s Mail on Sunday.
The Queen feared Prince Harry was ‘perhaps a little over-in-love’ with Meghan Markle (pictured with the Queen)
Pictured: The Queen speaking with Prince Harry in 2019. The late monarch did not enjoy her long conversations with her grandson and would encourage him to speak to Prince Charles
The late monarch did not enjoy her long conversations with her grandson, finding them difficult and his behaviour strange.
A source said: ‘Her Majesty found Prince Harry’s calls quite difficult and wearisome. She didn’t want to interfere in the father/son relationship and would urge him to speak to his father.’
But Prince Charles simply stopped taking Harry’s calls after his son swore at him and repeatedly asked for funds.
When the Queen asked Charles why he hadn’t given in, he told her that he wasn’t a bank.
The royal couple had stepped down from royal duties in early 2020, moving to Canada before decamping to California, where they live now.
Queen Elizabeth II was ‘devastated’ when Prince Harry and Meghan announced they would be leaving the royal fold and especially after the bombshell interview with U.S. television giant Oprah.
She had been genuinely delighted in Prince Harry’s choice of a wife and had even expected Meghan to want to continue her career as an actress so was thrilled when the Duchess decided to commit to royal duties full-time.
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The royal couple had stepped down from royal duties in early 2020, moving to Canada before decamping to California, where they live now (pictured during interview with Oprah)
Concerns were raised when the Duchess declined an offer of advice from royal stalwart Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, before her marriage to Prince Harry.
But the Queen was as supportive as possible of the couple, even dismissing their tell-all interviews and Netflix series, as ‘this television nonsense’.
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Prince Philip was less convinced of the wisdom of the pair’s actions, saying before his death in April 2021 that: ‘It’s a big mistake to think about yourself… If you think it’s all about you, you’ll never be happy.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markles’ Netflix series detailed more of their complaints about the royal family, including senior figures.
From 38-year-old Harry’s claim that his brother, Prince William, left him ‘terrified’ during their Sandringham Summit to discuss Megxit by ‘shouting and screaming’ to Meghan’s allegation that palace insiders ‘fed her to the wolves’, there were no shortage of very harmful accusations made about the Monarchy and its most senior figures.
And Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir, Spare, made several intimate disclosures that shocked readers, including that he had suffered a frostbitten penis and physically fought his brother.
• Adapted from Our King: Charles III — The Man And The Monarch Revealed by Robert Jobson, to be published by John Blake on April 13 at £22. © Robert Jobson 2023. To order a copy for £18.70 (offer valid until May 9, 2023; UK P&P free on orders over £20), visit mailshop.co.uk/books or call 020 3176 2937.
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