Queen Elizabeth was desperate to stop Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle from leaving the royals after they announced earlier this year they would love to “step back” according to reports.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working out clarity on their future royal role details, and how it would affect their son, baby Archie. The couple would, however be spending much of their time in Canada following an announcement that was made by Meghan that they have reached a decision to quit senior royal life, which sparked heated controversy.
Queen Elizabeth said in a statement that was released by Buckingham Palace last month, that Harry and Meghan will always be “much loved members” of the Royal Family.
“Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.
“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
“I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
“It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life,” She said:
The Buckingham Palace has weathered many storms so far, including the abdication of the 1930s – which saw Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson move to exile in France to live a life away from the Royal Family.
Anne Sebba, author of Wallis Simpson biography ‘That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor’, spoke to Express reporters about the recent situation which has prompted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision.
Ms Sebba said: “Did you notice how the Queen went out of her way to thank Meghan and say ‘I think she’s really tried to fit in’?
“(In contrast to) the idea that Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, would actually go out of her way to say we’re very sorry to lose the lovely Wallis Simpson.”
She added: “I think this is a much more mature monarchy and a more sensitive Queen, she’s learned.
“She saw how her mother was really bitter and damaged by what happened, and I think she’s going to do whatever she can, maybe beyond her powers, to try and limit the damage.”
Speaking to Today, royal author Tina Brown recently said the Queen is desperate to keep Harry and Meghan in the Royal Family.
Ms Brown said: “She is desperately trying to find some way to keep the doors open for Harry.
“She feels life is long, she’s a big believer in ‘let the cool heads prevail’ so she really wants to keep that door open.
“Not alienate him because, who knows, this could be like a year’s experimental thing and then he’s going to want to come back into the Royal Family.”
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle had initially pledged to continuing serving the Queen, without receiving fund from the public.
Although that did not go as planned, Harry and Meghan will continue to pursue their personal goals.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still very much royal as they are still expected to regularly appear at royal events, including Trooping the Colour, with other members of the royal family.
More so, Frogmore Cottage remains Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s UK residence, as they will henceforth divide their time between North America and the UK.