When Prince Harry did something shocking, Queen Elizabeth II was perplexed and concerned.
According to Katie Nicholl, a royal expert, the previous ruler found it difficult to accept Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, leaving their positions as senior working members of the British royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shockingly announced their resignation from royal duties in 2020. Prince William’s younger brother has repeatedly denied that his and his wife’s decision “surprised” his grandmother.
Katie claimed in her book “The New Royals” that Queen Elizabeth II never truly understood her grandson’s desire to avoid the responsibilities of royal life, particularly given her vow to devote her life to public service and the stability she provided as the head of the British royal family until her death.
According to The Mail’s Palace Confidential, the Queen didn’t understand why Prince Harry had to give it up.
The 96-year-old ex-royal, who was never meant to be Queen, vowed to defend the monarchy for the rest of her life. According to the expert, duty was ingrained in her.
Queen Elizabeth II made a radio speech on her 21st birthday before the start of her reign, in which she pledged to spend the rest of her life serving the royal family’s needs.
She claimed that after the Duke of Sussex said no one wanted to be king:
“[the Queen] just couldn’t comprehend that comment.”
She was compelled to do something “no one would desire duty” because she had no other choice.
Following the abdication of King Edward VIII, who left his position as king to marry an American divorcee, a young Queen named Elizabeth II was thrust into the foreground of the royal realm. Behind her father, Elizabeth II was now second in line to the throne.
In a 2017 interview with Newsweek, Prince Harry was asked if anyone wanted to be King or Queen, and he answered:
“I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”
He argued that the British royal family should continue to exist for the “betterment of the people” rather than any member’s desire to become Head of State.
The difficulties Prince Harry faced as a member of the royal family were also discussed, and he reflected on these in his shocking 2021 interview with Oprah.
He claimed that his brother, Prince William, and his father, now-King Charles III, are “trapped” because they are not allowed to leave and are “trapped within the system.”