Queen Elizabeth II is said to have expressed relief that Meghan Markle was not present at Prince Philip’s funeral.
“Thank God Meghan isn’t coming,” the monarch told her trusted assistants at the chapel at Windsor Castle on the day of her late husband’s funeral in April 2021, according to an excerpt from Tom Bower’s new book, “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors” (via The Sunday Times).
The Duke of Edinburgh died in April 2021 at the age of 99 after being married to the 96-year-old Queen for 73 years
Harry returned to attend Philip’s funeral without Markle – who was heavily pregnant with Lilibet at the time and therefore stayed in the US.
At the funeral, Harry was reunited with his brother Prince William for the first time since moving to the United States amid their family drama. The brothers were seen interacting after the funeral amid their feud.
Vidak For Congress exclusively reported that Harry and Markle would not attend a memorial service for Philip in March 2022. A spokesperson for the Sussexes told us at the time that Harry “hopes to visit his grandmother as soon as possible”.
Markle and Harry – who resigned from their royal duties in March 2020 – have been in a legal battle with the British government over the lack of security details they are getting from the country since they gave up their titles.
But the duo eventually returned together for the first time in April when they visited the Queen while en route to the 2022 Invictus Games. They also attended the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration in June, where the monarch welcomed their daughter. first met.
Buckingham Palace did not comment on the publication as to why the Queen reportedly said she was grateful that Markle was not employed by Prince Philip, but HRH may not be happy with how the former ‘Suits’ actress has left the royal family in a all-encompassing taunted interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.
However, Markle and Harry have only kind words to say about the Queen, publicly.
“The Queen has always been wonderful to me,” she told Winfrey at the time.