Was Queen Elizabeth II Concerned About Prince Harry Being a Little Over in Love With Meghan Markle?

Published 11/28/2022, 4:45 AM EST

As opposed to their relationship with other members of the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adored Queen Elizabeth II. During her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March last year, Markle hailed the Queen for being wonderful to her. She revealed how she loved spending time with the late monarch due to her warm and inviting nature. 

The love was reciprocated by the late monarch as well. It is believed that Her Majesty genuinely wanted the Duke to find his happily ever after. Thus, she happily welcomed Meghan Markle into the royal family. The Queen took the Duchess with her to engagements often to make her feel at ease. Although Her Majesty was really happy after meeting Markle, there were certain apprehensions as well.

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The royal author reflects on Queen’s thoughts about Meghan Markle

In his new book, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait, the broadcaster Gyles Brandreth has reflected on the blooming relationship between Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan Markle. Although the monarch was delighted to have Markle as a part of the royal household, she had some angst regarding her grandson’s massive love for the former American actress. The Queen believed that the Duke was “a little over-in-love” with the Suits alum. 

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“This was as far as she came – to my knowledge at least – to ever uttering a word against the new Duchess of Sussex,” Gyles Brandreth said, as quoted by Marca.

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The royal author also mentioned that the Queen was ecstatic with the presence of Meghan Markle in Prince Harry’s life. As per Brandreth, the late monarch did everything she could do to make the Suits alum feel at home with the royal family in the United Kingdom. 

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Despite the efforts of Elizabeth, Markle could not adjust to the royal family. The Duchess felt trapped in the Palace. She was also concerned about not being protected by the institution. She, alongside Prince Harry, quit her royal duties in January 2020. The couple is now living in Montecito as a family of four, with their two children, Lilibet and Archie. 

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Do you think Meghan Markle had a healthy and loving relationship with the late monarch? Let us know in the comments. 

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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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