QUEEN ELIZABETH II was concerned she may never get to meet Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex’s child, a royal family friend has revealed.
The monarch, who is in her 10th decade, believed she wouldn’t meet any of grandson Prince Harry’s children due to her age. She currently has eight great-grandchildren, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. But according to Vanity Fair, a family friend said Her Majesty was delighted at getting the chance to meet Archie.
The source said: “Not so long ago she joked that she probably wouldn’t be around to see Harry have children.
“But here she is at the age of 93, welcoming another baby.”
Her comments come as it was revealed the Queen was forced to tell one of her other grandchildren off when they were younger.
The Queen had stern words with Princess Eugenie after she stood on her foot before going pony trekking with her other grandchildren at Balmoral Castle.
Meghan Markle latest news: Queen Elizabeth II reveals sad reason she might not have met Archie (Image: GETTY)
She currently has eight great-grandchildren (Image: GETTY)
She became a grandmother for the first time in 1977 with the birth of Peter Phillips.
Based on the statements of princes William and Harry, the monarch is a protective and sweet type of grandmother who teaches them manners and laughs at their jokes.
In a 2012 interview, Prince Harry told US journalist and TV personality the Queen is a “really, very, very normal” granny.
He said: “She is very relaxed, but she also takes a huge interest in what we all do.
She became a grandmother for the first time in 1977 with the birth of Peter Phillips (Image: GETTY)
“Her children, as well as her grandchildren.
“She wants to know which charities we are supporting, how life is going in our jobs as such. She has a vested interest in what we do.”
BBC documentary “Elizabeth R”, aired on February 6, 1992, includes footage of Her Majesty spending some quality time with her grandchildren, which proves what she is really like in the family.
The footage shows the monarch outside Balmoral Castle, taking Prince Harry, Prince William, Zara Phillips, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice pony trekking around the estate.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK