Queen Elizabeth II Could Not Compromise the “authority of the crown” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Published 11/10/2022, 1:30 PM EST

There is no doubt that the late Queen Elizabeth II had a soft spot for her younger grandson, Prince Harry. The monarch let go of a lot of royal protocols and rituals for her favorite grandson. She was also extremely welcoming of Meghan Markle into the family. The royal couple has always spoken highly of their bond with Her Majesty. However, there was one time when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle managed to miff the matriarch.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex forced Elizabeth into taking strict action against them as they played with the integrity of the crown. A new royal book by Robert Lacey titled Battle of Brothers has revealed that the Queen could do anything for her grandson but could not compromise with the authority of the crown.

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Following their exit from the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to cash in their royal trademark of Sussex royal for monetization purposes. They also filed an application to the World Intellectual Property Organization to register the global trademark. The Duke and Duchess were planning to sell clothes, greeting cards, footwear, and stationery items under the brand. The royal prince did not take permission from the Queen for cashing on the royal links and thus managed to upset the monarch. 

“There were some matters on which Elizabeth II would not compromise — and chief among them was the authority of the crown,” Lacey has mentioned in her book as quoted by The News. 

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The Battle of Brothers author further reflected on the racism claims by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Although the couple gave a clean chit to the Queen and Prince Philip, the former American actress shared horrifying details of experiencing racism in the Palace. 

Reflecting on the same, Lacey revealed that Queen was extremely delighted with the arrival of Markle in Harry’s life. He also mentioned how, being the head of the Commonwealth, Elizabeth was happy to have a mixed-race person in the family. 

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Sakshi Jain

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Sakshi Jain is an editor at Netflix Junkie with over three years of journalism experience. An information technology student by profession, Sakshi's love for movies and books inclined her toward a career in writing. Some of her favorite Netflix shows are The Crown, The Witcher, and Money Heist.

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