For Elizabeth II, family is very important. That’s why it seems only natural that the Queen of England wants to see her great-grandchildren, including Archie and Lilibet. Yet, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s children seem out of her reach, much to her sadness, as a Daily Mirror source confirmed in a December 1 article.
The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, a period that Elizabeth II awaits with both impatience and anxiety. This holiday will certainly allow her to be surrounded by her family, but it will also be her first Christmas without her late husband, Prince Philip. That’s why it is very important that her relatives free themselves to support her at Sandringham. Unfortunately, some of them have declined the invitation. This is not a big surprise Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This implies that their children will also not travel to the UK. The monarch has not seen her great-grandson Archie since 2019. Not to mention Lilibet Diana, whom she has never met in person. A situation very badly lived by the queen, as revealed by the Daily Mirror last December
On the occasion of the Channel 5 documentary The Queen’s Terrible Year, a royal expert named Camilla Tominey said that it is very “difficult for the Queen” not to be “able to see Archie” and Lilibet. The only way Elizabeth II could see them would be “if they came to the UK”. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards at the moment. The Sussex family will likely spend the holiday season at their California mansion. “This is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would hope they would want to be with her,” a Page Six source had confided in their November 17 article.
Will Prince Harry come with his family to the Queen’s Jubilee?
“Maybe she’ll see them next year when she marks her platinum jubilee. We’ll have to wait and see,” the royal family expert hopes in the documentary. Elizabeth II will indeed celebrate her 70th anniversary of reign next year. A record for the 95-year-old monarch. Unfortunately, with the announcement of the publication of Prince Harry‘s memoirs scheduled for 2022 as well, the queen’s grandson may further complicate his relationship with his grandmother. “If the book is published before the Jubilee, if it contains incendiary and explosive elements, it is almost possible to think that Harry will not even be invited,” said Dr. Edward Owens, royal historian, to the Express UK on October 7.
Photo credits: Bestimage