Queen Elizabeth Didn’t Understand Why Prince Harry Chose To Leave the Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth reportedly had a very close relationship with Harry that when he decided to jump ship and leave the Royal Family behind for a life in sunny California, she was confused.

However, according to a royal butler, she was even more confused when Harry and Meghan failed to bring her little namesake over during the child’s first birthday.

Prince Harry Reportedly Always Knew How To Make Late Queen Elizabeth Laugh

I doubt any royal watcher back in the day can deny that Harry had a special relationship with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The two were often seen chatting animatedly and laughing at events as if no one was watching them.

Queen Elizabeth Didn't Understand Why Prince Harry Chose To Leave the Royal Family

Last year, on September 8, she passed away at her sprawling Scottish estate Balmoral Castle after spending the summer with her close and extended family. It was said to be a special moment for Her Majesty during those her final days.

However, Harry and Meghan, even though they were close by in Germany at the time, were not among those people who saw her that summer.

As the one-year anniversary of her death drew near, former royal butler Paul Burrell told The Mirror that the family will be united in paying tribute to the dear Queen, who died aged 96 a year and some months after the death of her husband Prince Philip.

“All the family dearly loved our Queen, and they will all be remembering her in their own particular ways. She was a mother, a granny, a great granny to all of them. And they all miss her. Even Harry and Meghan, in Los Angeles will be thinking about the Queen on her anniversary because Harry was a particular favourite.”

Even though Harry and Meghan and their kids traveled to the UK to participate in her Platinum Jubilee, they soon left afterwards, much to the confusion of the Queen.

Mr Burrell said: “Even on Lilibet’s first birthday the Queen didn’t see her. She saw her the day before. But on her birthday, the Queen had a birthday cake made with one candle in it. And they never turned up. That candle was never lit.”

He continued: “The next day she asked if maybe they’d like to come up for tea again and was told they’ve gone. ‘What do you mean they’ve gone?’ she said. They’ve gone back to America. ‘Oh no, they never said goodbye.’ How could you offend our Queen?. Well, I don’t understand anyone that could do that. Not her family, why would you want to?”

Describing his memory of the late Queen, he added, “She was devoid of jealousy, anger, envy, all those traits that we associate with other people she didn’t have. She was just a very simple soul. I wish the world could have known her the way I knew her.”

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