Queen Elizabeth II: Harry’s resignation not surprising for her
Queen Elizabeth II
Harry’s resignation comes as no surprise to them
Apparently, it came as no surprise to Queen Elizabeth II that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan stepped down as senior royals in 2020.
early January 2020 Prince Harry (38) and Duchess Meghan (41) announced their resignation as Senior Royals – a step that came as a surprise to the world. But the family knew, as Harry explains in a new TV interview. His grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), who died in September, was probably not angry about the decision, but sad.
Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II had a “very good relationship”
“My grandmother and I had a very good relationship,” says Harry in an interview with moderator Michael Strahan (51) on Monday aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”. “It never came as a surprise to anyone, least of all her. She knew what was going on. She knew how hard it was. She never told me she was angry.” Prince Harry thinks that the Queen, on the other hand, was sad that it came to this.
Shortly after the announcement of Meghan and Harry, the palace announced that the couple would no longer be part of the “working members of the royal family”. Queen Elizabeth II. had explained that after many months of discussions, a way had been found together for her grandson and his family. “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be dearly loved family members,” the statement said. The couple moved to North America with son Archie (3). In California, where the family lives, their second child, little Lilibet (1), was born in the summer of 2021.
Prince Harry: ‘I can never get out’
Already in the documentary series “Harry & meghan“The two had explained on Netflix in December that they didn’t want to resign completely, but wanted to limit their role. But his proposal was not up for debate in conversation with the royals. For Harry, it was “really sad” that there was no then He now explains that a compromise could be found and that he believes it is still possible to this day.
Leaving the Royals completely is not an option either. “I can never get out,” says Harry. “I’m incredibly aware of my position and I’m also incredibly grateful for the life I’ve had and continue to live, but there’s no version of me that can ever get out of it.”
Before the release of his new autobiography, Harry also gave TV interviews to the “60 Minutes” program on the US broadcaster CBS and the British broadcaster ITV, in which he talks about his family, among other things. “Reserve” (original title: “Spare”) will be released on January 10th.