Queen is ‘mindful of the significance’ of the Sussexes’ departure on the future of the monarchy but is ‘dealing with a much-loved grandson in crisis’, royal expert Penny Junor says
- Royal expert Penny Junor said Queen has handled Sussexes’ leaving ‘perfectly’
- Explained the monarch, 93, understood the impact but was focused on Harry
- Said Queen’s ‘dealing with a much-loved grandson who she realises is in crisis’
- Penny added that the Queen knew Harry and Meghan would have been unhappy
The Queen is focused on the wellbeing of her ‘much-loved’ grandson Prince Harry rather than the lasting impact of Megxit on the monarchy, a royal expert explained.
Penny Junor told Hello! that the Queen understands the significance of the situation but is also dealing with Harry, 35, whom she recognises is ‘in crisis’.
Ms Junor, author of books including Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son, added that the Queen understood the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have grown unhappy had they been made to stay.
Penny Junor said the Queen (right) understands the significance of the situation but is also dealing with Harry who is ‘in crisis’. Pictured, Harry and Meghan this month (left)
‘The Queen has handled the situation perfectly and dealt with it with her own inimitable cool and expertise,’ she said.
‘She is mindful of the significance of what’s happening for the future of the monarchy but, in this situation, she is dealing with a much-loved grandson who she realises is in crisis.
‘She’s clever enough to know that, had she stopped them leaving, you would have had two very unhappy people who were resentful about being here and working for the family firm.’
The Queen issued a statement in support of Harry, Meghan and Archie following their announcement that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family. Pictured, the Queen with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Buckingham palace in June 2018
The Queen issued a statement in support of Harry, Meghan and Archie following their announcement that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family.
Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that from the spring Harry and Meghan will stop using their HRH titles and withdraw from royal duties, including official military appointments.
However the couple will be allowed to maintain their private patronages and associations.
They are currently staying in a Vancouver Island bolthole with their one-year-old son Archie as they continue to pursue their charity projects.
The Queen was last seen at church yesterday.