Prince Harry stopped off at Windsor Castle to visit the Queen on his way to the Invictus Games in The Netherlands last Thursday, April 14. He talked about his trip in an interview with NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, April 20, saying: “Being with her was great. It was so nice to see her.”
He added: “I’m just making sure that she’s, you know, protected and got the right people around her.”
Daily Express Royal Correspondent claimed that Harry’s comments about the Queen’s protection were a “dig”.
He told Royal Roundup host Pandora Forsyth: “He talked about how he wanted to make sure the Queen was protected and has the right people around her and I think that has really left people wondering who he is talking about and what he means.
“It’s been seen as a dig at some of the senior advisers to the Queen.
“I think there’s a little bit of bitterness left over from after he and Meghan got married and they felt Meghan didn’t get the help and support she needed.”
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Royal biographer Angela Levin told TalkTV: “I think it’s such a gross insult, not just on her majesty, who we can see is not in great shape, but he’s attacking the whole family I think.
“And particularly, he’s attacking Prince Charles and Prince William because they’re the closest to them.
“He’s also attacking all the doctors who’ve been looking after [the Queen] meticulously for the last couple of years.
“He’s attacking all the aides. No one, it seems, is able to look after her but him, as if he knows how to do it.”
Nile Gardiner, former foreign policy aide for Margaret Thatcher, shared his views on Twitter yesterday.
He wrote: “The staggeringly tasteless, out of touch interview from Prince Harry after the relentless attacks on the Royal Family coming from the Meghan/Harry household in California.
“Prince Harry claims he visited Queen to make sure she ‘had right people around her’.”
A spokesperson for Harry reportedly refused to explain his remarks further on Wednesday and neither Buckingham Palace nor Kensington Palace chose to comment.
A royal source told the Daily Mail of the sense of shock at his “breathtaking arrogance” and made clear that many felt Harry’s delusion knew “no bounds”.
They said: ‘It is the Queen’s birthday and despite a difficult year people are working full steam ahead on making her Platinum Jubilee an event to remember that properly honours such a remarkable woman. She just doesn’t deserve this.
“I have no idea what intention he may or may not have had in saying this, but Harry needs to start thinking before he opens his mouth.”
Harry and Meghan moved to Montecito, California, following their decision to step back from their roles as senior royals in 2020.
This was the couple’s first joint trip back to the UK since their departure.
Both Harry and Meghan had tea with the Queen and Harry said “it was really nice to catch up with her”.
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