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Queen Elizabeth Supports Prince Harry's Marriage, Says New Book

Tue 29 Nov 2022 | 09:49 PM
Rana Atef

On Monday, Gyles Brandreth continued his series of articles under the theme of "Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait." 

The latest episode was about the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and the Sussexes: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Brandreth said that the Queen was devoted to Prince Harry, and she always cared for him. In addition, she supported Prince Harry's marriage.

The author revealed: "The truth is that when her grandson told her he was marrying Meghan Markle, she was truly delighted by the prospect," adding: "She liked Meghan and told lots of people so. And she did everything she could to make her future granddaughter-in-law feel welcome."

Brandreth also highlighted: "Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018 was warmly welcomed by all and sundry. No great play was made of it, but it was generally reckoned 'a good thing' having a mixed-race person joining the Royal Family."

However, there was a concern of the Queen over Harry's relation with Meghan, "The only concern the Queen let slip in the early days of the Sussexes' marriage was to wonder to a friend if Harry wasn't 'perhaps a little over-in-love'. This was as far as she came – to my knowledge at least – to ever uttering a word against the new Duchess of Sussex," the author explained.

He added in his book that The Queen told Meghan that she could continue acting, however, Meghan told the Queen that she would like to be a full-time working member in the Royal Family.