According to the royal historian, she adored Elizabeth II. Prince Harry until his death. It is said that the British monarch still hoped that the dispute between the family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be resolved and everyone would reconcile. The late Queen wished to see her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet more often.
One of the greatest wishes of the recently deceased British Queen Elizabeth II. was a reconciliation of the estranged family, revealed royal expert Robert Hardman. She said she wanted to put everything in order until the last moment, wrote the British newspaper Daily Mail.
“I think the Queen was one of the mediators between Windsor and California, and one of her deepest wishes was for the fractious family to settle their relations,” the expert added.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s decision to step back from royal duties as active members of the family has hit the queen hard, said Robert Hardman, who wrote the book Queen of Our Time: The Life of Elizabeth II about the monarch.
“The Queen was very hurt and said to me, ‘I don’t know, I don’t care and I don’t want to think about it,'” royal source Katie Nicholl was quoted as saying in her book The New Royals.
The Queen was also said to regret not being able to see her great-grandchildren Archie and Lilibet as much as she would have liked. However, the British monarch did not live to reconcile the families and died at the age of 96.
Two days after her passing, Harry and Meghan met Prince William and Princess Kate and walked together in front of Windsor Castle, where they received condolences from people. “It was awkward. Both couples took it hard. They were stoic about going through with it for the Queen,” a royal source told People magazine of the brothers’ reunion.
“There has been an extraordinary historical moment that is very personal for the family. People hope that all members of the family could come together and support King Charles III in particular. And maybe some of the earlier wounds could be healed in the process,” he added.
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