Prince Harry “reassessed royal life after spotting shocking display on Queen’s desk”


In the months leading up to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s shocking statement over the royal family’s resignation, there were tensions and upheavals behind the scenes.As the couple smiled for the cameras as they went about their official duties, insiders say they grew increasingly frustrated with royal life.

A new biography on the couple, Finding Freedom, claims they felt left out and believed the charitable work of other members of the Royal Family – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – was prioritized over to theirs.

But authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand say it was the display of photos of the Queen on her desk for her Christmas speech that caused them to reconsider their roles at the company.

They say it reaffirmed their concerns they were not the priority

As the monarch delivered her annual message from Buckingham Palace, she curated four family snaps on her desk.

They included the Cambridge family, Prince Philip, Charles, Camilla and the Queen’s father – but the Sussexes were nowhere.

Royal Mirror expert Russell Myers says the couple were clearly upset by the move.

The Queen had four photos on display when she gave her speech

Speaking to Meghan and Harry of Channel 5: The New Revelations, he explains: “The lack of photographs of them during the Queen’s Christmas speech obviously had an effect on them.

“The book will tell you in detail how it made them feel. They felt it was a bit, they felt discouraged. ”

Meghan and Harry’s reaction is also featured in a biography of the couple, Finding Freedom.

He says, “Harry felt like he and Meghan had long been sidelined by the institution and were not an integral part of his future.”

Meghan and Harry were included in the display the year before

“There was no need to look any further than the family photos displayed during the Queen’s speech on Christmas Day.

In the Green Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen delivered her speech, viewers spotted photos of the Cambridges and their children, Charles and Camilla, Prince Philip and a black and white image of the sovereign’s father , King George VI.

“A photo of Harry, Meghan and their new baby Archie was noticeably missing.

“Palace sources insisted the photos were chosen to represent the direct line of succession, but for Harry and Meghan it was yet another sign that they had to consider their own path. “

It was the couple’s first Christmas with their baby boy Archie

However, royal expert Katie Nicholl believes the couple were not left out of spite, but were simply a reflection of the royal family as a whole.

She recounts the documentary: “What I think I was trying to demonstrate in this message was the future of the monarchy, the future heirs and the future rulers.

Meghan and Harry find freedom

“Harry and Harry’s son aren’t here. They don’t have that place on the table.

Just weeks after the speech was broadcast, Meghan and Harry shocked the world when they posted a statement on Instagram revealing they were quitting.

They said they had spent months pondering the decision, but hoped to continue supporting the Queen.

The message is said to have caused anger and anger in the palace.


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