A Grandmother's Disappointment: Prince Harry's Attacks on the Crown Put Queen Elizabeth in an 'Impossible Position'

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Prince Harry caused Queen Elizabeth II much 'undue stress.'

Feb. 16 2024, Published 6:02 p.m. ET

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Harry, Duke of Sussex, caused the late Queen Elizabeth II "much turmoil" in her twilight years, according to a new royal biography. Although Her late Majesty loved her grandson, which was mutual on Harry's part, author Ingrid Seward describes the Duke's "deep resentment" of his family, according to a palace insider.

"He had discovered a way of making himself the center of attention, and that was by dissing his family, about whom he felt increasingly bitter," she wrote in her new book, My Mother and I, which explores Elizabeth II's dynamic with her first child and successor, King Charles III.

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It has been reported that Queen Elizabeth II 'absolutely adored' Prince Harry as he was growing up.

"While his fall-out with his brother was one thing, perhaps not uncommon amongst siblings, the anger aimed at the British monarchy, his father and stepmother, was totally unnecessary," she added. "His anger eventually destroyed his credibility in other areas of his life, and his grandmother, the late Queen, found herself in an impossible position."

Seward continued: "However much she loved Harry — and she did — she couldn't condone the way he was speaking about the institution of the monarchy that she had spent 70 years preserving."

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Comparisons between the Duchess of Windsor and Duchess of Sussex have been suggested for years.

Seward also suggests that one of the late monarch's friends and advisors, Lady Elizabeth Anson, shared how Elizabeth II felt that Harry and Meghan were "too in love."

"One of the few wary of succumbing to her charm offensive, however, was Prince Philip," Seward wrote. "While the Queen continued to champion Harry’s new love, he warned his wife to be cautious. It was uncanny, he told her, how much Meghan reminded him of the Duchess of Windsor."

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A source claims that Meghan Markle, along with Prince Andrew, caused 'immense anxiety and stress' for Queen Elizabeth II.

Seward further observed how the late Duke of Edinburgh "detected her [Meghan's] apparent similarity to Wallis [Simpson], he referred to her as DoW (short for Duchess of Windsor)."

Edward VIII's abdication, which was the only voluntary resignation of the throne in 1,200 years of monarchy, brought Elizabeth II's father and Edward's younger brother, to the throne as King George VI. The royals forever blamed Edward and Wallis for causing stress to the King, who died from lung cancer complications affecting his heart in early 1952. His eldest daughter became Queen Elizabeth II, which was bound to happen either way since the exiled couple never had children.

Harry and Meghan's monetized attacks on the monarchy remind numerous royal historians and analysts of Edward and Wallis, which based on Meghan's Wallis-inspired choice of dress in the 2021 Oprah interview, is likely a compliment to them.

It is unknown if Harry ever had a heart-to-heart with Britain's longest-reigning sovereign before her death on September 8, 2022. The Duke of Sussex was too late when he chartered a flight to reach the dying Queen at Balmoral Castle — the royal rebel arrived some five hours after she passed away.

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Prince Harry was too late to say goodbye to a dying Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.

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Daily Express reported on excerpts from Seward's book.

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