THE QUEEN WAS ‘BLINDSIDED AND HURT’ BY MEGHAN AND HARRY’S WEBSITE LAUNCH
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping down as senior Royals in January, the couple unveiled their new working plans on their Sussex Royal website.
But according to the new bombshell biography Finding Freedom, this move was “deeply unsettling” to other members of the Royal Family, especially The Queen.
The book claims: “Aides and family members knew the couple wanted to step back, but the website, which laid out the details of their half-in-half-out model as if it were a done deal, put the Queen in a difficult position.”
Shortly after Harry and Meghan announced the news on social media, Buckingham Palace released a short statement confirming the news and recognising their desire to do things “differently”.
“The element of surprise, the blindsiding of the Queen, for the other principals who are all very mindful of this, rightfully, it was deeply unsettling,” the biography claims. “The family is very private and bringing it into the public domain, when they were told not to, hurt the Queen.
“It was laying out what the Sussexes wanted in a statement without consulting with Her Majesty first – and she’s the head of the institution.”