Prince Harry was left devastated after he couldn’t ‘sweet-talk’ Queen into getting own way


In the Netflix documentary, Harry, 38, described a passive, yielding Queen who followed the aides’ advice without making her own decisions.

He said: “It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that just simply weren’t true. And my grandmother, you know, quietly sit there and take it all in.”

He also accused royal communications officials of “leaking” and “planting” stories in the media, claiming staff would seek to deflect negative coverage of one royal by issuing a story about another member of the family.


Prince Harry could not admit that the Queen wanted him out, a courtier says (Image: Netflix)

Charles to break silence on Harry and Meghan in Christmas speech with ‘no hidden messages’

King Charles III will break Buckingham Palace’s silence on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during his first-ever Christmas speech, royals sources have claimed. The royal household has remained tight-lipped on the couple since their Netflix docuseries came out.

But sources have now claimed that, instead, it was the Queen’s decision that the couple properly departs from their positions as senior royals.

A courtier told the Times: “It’s outrageous. Harry never wanted to admit to himself that it was the Queen who said, ‘No, you’re out’.

“He couldn’t fathom that he wasn’t the cheeky chappy who was going to sweet-talk Grandma into getting what he wanted.”

Another courtier said that this is Harry “manipulating” the narrative. They said: “The narrative has shifted from Prince Harry on the Queen. It was always ‘my commander-in-chief, the Boss’.

The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Harry at The State Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth II (Image: Getty)

“Advisers made recommendations to Her Majesty, but there was only one person making the decisions.

“To look the truth squarely in the eye, to realise your relationship has been damaged and to know it was his commander-in-chief who decided he couldn’t have the half-in, halfout role he wanted, is probably too painful for him to accept.”

In the documentary, Meghan, 41, revealed she thought about killing herself amid a torrent of negative media coverage before the couple decided to make a break with the royal household.

Harry added that he believed the Mail on Sunday’s publication of a letter Meghan wrote her estranged father — over which she successfully sued the paper’s publisher — contributed to her having a miscarriage in 2020.

Neither Buckingham Palace, which represents the King, nor William’s Kensington Palace office has commented on the series.

There were no dissenting views in the documentary, which included interviews with the couple and supportive friends and commentators.


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