Queen Elizabeth Has 'A Soft Spot' For Prince Harry, Despite Him Causing Problems Within Royal Family, Author Reveals
Even though Prince Harry has caused some drama within the royal family, it seems like Queen Elizabeth will always love him.
"The queen’s got a soft spot for Harry," author Andrew Morton said on the U.K. show "Lorraine" on Friday, May 27. "He can jump over. I mean courtiers will have an appointment with the Queen and it’ll be three weeks hence. He can turn up at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle, walk in and say ‘hi’ and get the queen to say, be involved in the Invictus Games."
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"So yeah the Queen has a soft spot for Harry, because obviously, the tragic nature of his mother’s death, and he struggles to cope with that – his mental struggles," Morton continued. "He’s cursed with charisma in a way. When I see him on royal engagements it’s very much like watching Diana, kneeling down and hugging kids. It’s remarkable."
The expert also spoke about what the 96-year-old thinks about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leaving the family in 2020.
"Well it was abrupt, a lot of it was uncalled for," he shared. "But at the same time, the Queen will recognize that they’ve got a young family. [Meghan] is American and she’ll cast her mind back to her own life. Because she and [her late husband] Prince Philip went off to Malta for a few years shortly after they were married, and they expected to be on the fringes of the royal family, of duty as it were, for 20 years or so."
"Prince Philip was expected to go through the ranks in the navy," he added. "It was very unexpected for them and she will appreciate the fact that Harry and Meghan want to make a life for themselves."
Meghan, 40, and Harry, 37, will be returning to the U.K. next week, as they are confirmed to attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday, June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a palace spokesperson said.
“In addition, the Cambridge and Wessex children are also expected to appear as is Sir Tim Laurence, who the Queen is happy to attend as a frequent attendee and support for the Princess Royal on official engagements," the statement continued.