‘Hash it out behind the scenes’ Queen hopes to resolve Harry and Meghan row privately


PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle’s shocking allegations against the royal family were approached in a ‘very measured’ manner by the Queen as the monarch hoped to resolve the issues privately

Speaking of the Queen’s approach to controversy, Ms Arbiter said: “She never gives an emotional reaction to something. She pauses, she takes a very measured approach.

“She stops, she listens, she learns and then she considers before responding in any capacity.

“In many respects we saw those tactics at play when Harry and Meghan decided to leave the monarchy.”


The Queen took a “measure approach” in response to the allegations against the royal family (Image: GETTY)

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Harry and Meghan engaged in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to step back from royal life in 2020, eventually relocating and settling in America where they now live with their children.

In 2021, the couple participated in an eye-opening interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which both the Duke and Duchess made several allegations against “the firm” which rocked the royal family.

Ms Arbiter continued: “They had released all of their information about how they planned to do it and what had upset them and their many grievances.

“The Queen did not react right away – I think it took a good three or four days before there was a statement from Buckingham Palace.”


The Queen reportedly took steps to avoid an “emotional reaction” (Image: GETTY)

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Buckingham Palace released a short statement addressing the matter in the days following (Image: GETTY)

The statement read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. 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.”


The Queen asserted Meghan and Harry would still be “much loved” members of the family (Image: GETTY)

Ms Arbiter continued: “It was a three line statement with the crux summed up as ‘recollections may vary.’ She didn’t throw further logs on the fire.

“In saying that, it was like, we heard you, we perhaps see things a little differently, now let’s hash this out behind the scenes.”

While it is not commonplace for the Palace to comment on the media, Ms Arbiter added: “With everything spiralling as it was, they had to say something.”

She concluded: “I think the Queen is really a master of less is more because the more and more you try to explain something, the more you try to talk your way around something, that’s going to be interpreted and people are going to with their specific agenda at play.”


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