In recent years, since Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in 2018, his relationship with the rest of the British royal family has become quite strained.
But the Prince has always maintained that his relationship with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, has never suffered!
The Duke of Sussex celebrated his 38th birthday a few days ago. But in the current situation, there probably won’t be much celebration. The Duke, who was in England on work-related matters, discovered his grandmother’s ill health just before performing at an awards ceremony with his wife Meghan Markle.
The young couple canceled their previous commitments, after which Harry flew to Scotland to see his grandmother for the last time. Unfortunately, Prince Harry’s flight landed only a short time after the Queen’s death and he was unable to have a final conversation with her.
While preparing for the Queen’s funeral, the family has little time to celebrate the Duke’s 38th birthday.
Message from the Queen
On his birthday, the royal family’s official account on Twitter uploaded four images of the Duke from different times and events in his life, with a bittersweet birthday message from the late Queen to him: “Happy Birthday to the Duke of Sussex today! ”
It is an emotionally difficult time for the family as they recently took part in the Queen’s coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster. The Queen’s son, King Charles III, led the procession, closely followed by his sons the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex.
The family stood in a predetermined formation facing the coffin and the purple-covered catafalque.
Prince Harry was seen wiping tears from his eyes during the ceremony, seemingly emotional as he said goodbye to his beloved grandmother.
Prince Edward and Sophie, the daughter of the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, were also among the members of the royal family who got emotional and wiped their tears.
After it was the turn of the Sussexes to bow and bow to the queen’s chest, they held each other quite tightly. According to body language expert Judi James, this was a good sign, she said: “Within the service, the women joined their husbands, but again, the large spatial distances seemed intentional to create an air of formality.”
“As the couples walked away, they seemed to stick to this formation, apart from Harry and Meghan, who came closer and stretched their arms across the gap to hold hands in a mutual gesture to reconnect,” she continued. .
Building on her thoughts, she said: “They used their clasped hands as a method of offering each other support, comfort and reassurance and, as they walked behind Prince William and Kate and presumably were about to talk, linked back. turned out to be extremely important to them.”
Harry is having a hard time with this loss. The Duke of Sussex paid a moving tribute to his late grandmother with some lovely words. He said: “As we celebrate the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen – and in mourning her loss – we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her dedication to service and duty.”
“Grandma, although this last goodbye brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all our first encounters – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to the first time I met you as my commander in chiefuntil the first moment you met my lovely wife and embraced your beloved great-grandchildren,” he finished.
The royal family has had some ups and downs in the recent past, but hopefully this loss will bring them closer together again.
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