Buckingham Palace aides ‘warn guests not to bring up Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the Queen’
- Courtiers are reportedly steering visitors on to more ‘polite’ conversation topics
- But a Royal insider was sceptical that guests would get any such warning
- Queen was recently ‘hurt’ at Meghan’s New York trip, snubbing Balmoral event
Buckingham Palace aides are advising the Queen’s guests not to mention Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their audience with Her Majesty, it is claimed.
With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex grabbing headlines around the globe each day, many household guests are keen to discuss the young Royals with the monarch.
But flunkies have allegedly begun to clamp down on this popular line of questioning and are informally steering visitors on to more ‘polite’ conversation topics, it is claimed.
Buckingham Palace aides are reportedly advising the Queen’s guests not to mention Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their audience with Her Majesty
‘Courtiers were aware the Sussexes are all anyone wants to ask her about,’ a source told the Sun.
‘So to nip it in the bud some have taken to having a quiet word with some guests awaiting an audience with the Queen.’
Buckingham Palace said it does not comment on stories involving private or public audiences with Her Majesty.
But a Royal source was sceptical guests would get such a warning, saying: ‘I’d question the veracity of these reports.’
However, an experience of a recent visitor of the Queen relayed to journalist Quentin Letts appeared to contradict this belief.
Last week he tweeted: ‘Friend of an acquaintance was about to go riding with HMQ [Her Majesty the Queen].
With the Duke and Duchess of Sussex grabbing headlines across the globe each day, many household guests are keen to discuss the young Royals with the monarch
‘Was given very firm advice. ‘Talk about anything except one subject.’ Brexit? ‘No. The Sussexes.”
Rumours have begun to swirl that the Queen is growing tired of Meghan’s snubbing of Royal Family occasions.
The Mail on Sunday understands the Queen was ‘hurt and disappointed’ when Meghan made a last-minute dash to New York to watch Serena Williams in the tennis instead of joining the Royals in Balmoral as planned.
The annual Highland holiday is the Queen’s favourite time of the year and she was, according to a source, looking forward to ‘a few days of merry chaos’ with the great-grandchildren, including Archie.
It is understood Her Majesty is ‘baffled’ by the Sussexes constant PR disasters and is concerned that the recent parents are failing to listen to their team of advisers.