The Queen was left ‘hitting her head against a wall’ by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s behavior.
A royal pundit stated in a documentary that MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s decision to speak out about life inside the Royal Family left the Queen “hitting her head against a wall.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex famously abandoned their royal duties last year, announcing their intention to leave The Firm and pursue new opportunities in the United States. Harry, 36, and Meghan, 40, both went up about the impact being in the public eye had on their mental health during their time as working royals. The Sussexes have been vocal in their criticism of the media on various occasions, including just months after their relationship was made public.
More recently, Harry made headlines when he said last month that he will publish a memoir next year, perhaps divulging more insights about life in the Royal Family.
According to Dylan Howard, a journalist and royal analyst, the couple’s public comments, which defy the royals’ “never complain, never explain” policy, are likely to have upset Harry’s grandmother, the Queen.
The co-author of “Royals at War: The Untold Story of Harry and Meghan’s Shocking Split with the House of Windsor” spoke to the 2021 documentary “Secrets Of The Royal – The Markles vs. The Monarchy” about the impact on the 95-year-old monarch.
“Over time, that became a posture, a stance against what was believed to be royal conventions, such as not speaking out, not seeking publicity, and not challenging the press,” he said.
“And the Queen tried everything she could to ingratiate Meghan – who she admired – into the family, but it was like banging her head against a brick wall.”
The Queen is said to have first welcomed Meghan, who was born in the United States, with open arms, even inviting her to spend Christmas at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk when she was still engaged to Harry.
Such invitations are often held for royal spouses, thus Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, were not invited because they were not married.
However, allegations of a breach between the Sussexes and members of the Royal Family, including Kate and her husband, Prince William — Harry’s brother – began to circulate soon after.
The couple opened up to ITV’s Tom Bradby about the in what was viewed as a watershed moment for Harry and Meghan. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”