- Prince Harry and the Queen had a very good relationship
- Then came the "Megxit"
- This is how Queen Elizabeth reacted
In 2020, Prince Harry (38) and Duchess Meghan (41), who are now not invited to King Charles' coronation, stepped back as senior royals. They have lived in the USA ever since. It was a huge shock for the public – but how did the Queen (†96) react to Harry's announcement at the time?
Prince Harry on the Queen: "She knew what was going on"
On the TV show Good Morning America, the younger son of King Charles III elaborates on his conversation with the late monarch. Asked by host Michael Strahan if the Queen had ever said she was "upset" with Harry "for wanting to change your role in the family," he replied:
"No. My grandmother and I had a very good relationship. It was never a surprise to anybody, least of all her. She knew what was going on, she knew how hard it was. She never said to me that she was angry. I think she was sad that it had got to that point," said Harry.
According to Harry, he and Meghan originally proposed to the royal family a "hybrid" model that would have allowed them to split their time between North America and the UK. The Windsors reportedly refused to compromise.
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