'Everything Is Falling On To Her Shoulders': Queen Elizabeth 'Won't Want Family Conflict At This Stage Of Her Reign,' Insider Reveals

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Source: MEGA

Mar. 24 2021, Updated 5:13 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth has had enough of the royal drama! Almost three weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview aired, the 94-year-old is still having to put out fires, which she is less than thrilled about

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"What she won't want is family conflict at this stage of her reign," an insider told PEOPLE

Additionally, it must have been hard for the matriarch to deal with everything on her own, as her husband, Prince Philip, was in the hospital for 28 days

"She is always head of the country and Prince Philip was always head of the family. He is not there to be that — so everything is falling on to her shoulders. It must be an incredibly lonely place to be," the source shared. 

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During the sit-down, Meghan, 39, claimed that someone in the royal family was "concerned" over Archie's skin color and that when she tried to talk to someone about her mental health, the institution declined her request. 

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Two days later, the Palace responded to the accusations. "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan," the statement began. 

"The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," the message continued. "While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."

Meanwhile, Prince William fired back with a statement of his own, telling reporters: "We are very much not a racist family." 

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Last week, Gayle King shared an update about the royal family and revealed that Harry — who spoke candidly about William and his father, Prince Charles, to Oprah Winfrey — was in touch with his brood.

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"The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation," King said. "I think it's frustrating for them to see that it's a racial conversation about the royal family when all they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant."

She continued, "And until you can acknowledge that, I think it's going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this and they both want healing in this family. At the end of the day, that is Harry's family."

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