Not enough matriarchy. The royal family – and especially Prince Harry are doing everything they can to deal with the death of Queen Elizabeth II, an insider exclusively reports Us weekly.
“The royals knew that the end of Elizabeth was near, but mentally she was as sharp as ever until it was time for her to leave,” the source explains. “All members of the royal family are struggling to come to terms with the devastating news.”
The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex is especially upset that he only arrived in Scotland after his grandmother died on Thursday, September 8. BetterUp CIO and his wife, Meghan Marklewere in London, where they were due to attend the WellChild Awards. Suits Alum, 41, stayed while her husband traveled to Balmoral Castle, but Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death before he arrived.
“Harry is tormented by guilt – he is full of sadness and regret that he did not say goodbye to the queen,” says the insider. Us. “They dated a couple of times during the Platinum Jubilee, but by no means did he expect this to be the last time he sees her.”
Although the former military pilot made a splash when he and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in January 2020, Harry maintained a close relationship with Elizabeth. In April, he Bench The author even made a surprise trip to visit her when they were on their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.
“He loved his grandmother with all his heart and is going through a terrible time right now,” adds the source. “The news didn’t reach the end.”
Harry last saw the late monarch in June when he traveled to England for a Platinum Jubilee with Meghan and their children, Archie, 3, and Lily, 15 months. On this occasion, the Queen first met her great-granddaughter, who was born after the Sussexes moved to California.
Elizabeth was forced to cancel several scheduled performances at the anniversary due to her health, but an insider told Us at a time when she was happy to find time for Harry and his little ones.
“After reluctantly exiting ‘Party in the Palace’, spending time with her great-grandchildren and watching Lilibet turn 1 has added some light to her day,” the source explained in June. “She thinks they are adorable and gave Lily and Archie gifts.”
The Invictus Games founder has yet to publicly comment on his grandmother’s death, but on Thursday his and Meghan’s Archewell Foundation posted a brief tribute to the Queen on its website. “In memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the message reads next to the dates from 1926 to 2022.
During his first address as monarch on Friday, September 9, King Charles III briefly mentioned his youngest son and Meghan after confirming that Prince William as well as Duchess Kate will now be styled The Prince and Princess of Wales respectively.
“With Katherine at his side, our new Prince and Princess of Wales, I know, will continue to inspire and drive our national conversations, helping to bring the marginalized to the center where life-saving help can be provided.” – Former Duke of Cornwall 73, said. “I also want to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives abroad. In a little over a week, we will come together as a nation, as a Commonwealth, and even as a global community, to bury my beloved mother.”