In “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors,” due to be released on Thursday, Bower writes of Prince Harry’s alleged reaction to his grandmother’s annual broadcast, which showed her sitting at her desk in Buckingham Palace surrounded by photos of her family, The Mirror reports.
In her address to the nation, the Queen reflected on anniversaries of historic world events and achievements, as well as a year that had been “bumpy” for the UK and the royal family. Photos of the Queen’s father, King George VI, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Prince Philip were visible in the shot.
“As Harry watched his grandmother from Vancouver, he was staggered. Four silver-framed family photographs had been carefully placed behind her,” Bower writes, as cited in The Mirror.
“To Harry’s fury, there was no photographer of himself, Meghan, and Archie,” he added. “The Windsors were airbrushing the Sussexes from history.”
At the time of the broadcast, Markle, Harry, and their son Archie were celebrating Christmas privately in Canada, marking their first Christmas without the royal family. The couple wouldn’t announce their step back from royal duties until January 2020, but the decision had been in the works for months, according to the extract published in The Mirror.
The couple’s step back could have played a part in Her Majesty’s decision not to feature a photo of them, prompting her to instead focus on a “slimmed down” monarchy, according to the excerpt in The Mirror. According to the publication, Bower writes that Markle “consulted with her Los Angeles team about the best terms for their departure from Britain,” which coincided with Prince Andrew’s BBC “Newsnight” interview in November 2019.
While Markle and Harry weren’t included in the photos on the Queen’s desk, it’s worth noting that they were honored in a different way.
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