The Queen was “hurt” when Meghan and Harry declined her invitation to Balmoral

It wasn’t simply that Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to stop participating in public engagements and obligations when they departed the Royal Family in 2020. No, when the Sussexes made the decision to leave the UK, they made it clear that they wanted to completely leave the Firm behind.

Some believed it would be permanent, especially given the severe deterioration in their relationship with the Royal Family. This was only made worse by the criticism that followed Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview.


King Charles, Harry’s father, and Prince William, Harry’s brother, were, to put it mildly, irate and dissatisfied. Queen Elizabeth, who passed away in 1997, was another person who struggled to understand the couple’s behaviour.

A royal specialist claims that despite the Sussexes’ relocation to the US, Her Majesty made every effort to meet them. But if tales are to be believed, she was disappointed in a very unpleasant way.


More than two years have passed since Harry and Meghan made the decision to leave the Royal Family. They then permanently resigned from all of their official royal obligations and fled the nation.

Nevertheless, despite Her Majesty’s goodwill, Harry and Meghan apparently managed to let the Queen down and “hurt” her repeatedly.


The New Royals author Nichol remarked on the To Di For Daily podcast, “It’s vital to underline that there were occasions when she [Queen Elizabeth] felt pretty let down and rather disappointed by them.

She would regularly organise a large sleepover for her grandkids and great-grandchildren around the end of August. Additionally, she always made a point of inviting Harry and Megan, but they opted out over the past few of summers.

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When the Queen genuinely wanted to get the family together over the summer at Balmoral, Nichol continued, “Things like that — not being together at Christmas and not being together there — I think that grieved her.”

After getting married in 2018, Harry and Meghan made their home in the UK. However, when their time as active royals came to an end, they gradually began to grow apart from the rest of the family.

They observed the final Christmas in the UK in 2018. They chose to spend the 2019 holidays in Canada with Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother.

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