Prince Harry may have strained his relationship with the members of the royal family. According to a report, three senior royals did not acknowledge him when he attended Prince Philip's funeral last year.
Prince Harry Reportedly Wasn't Acknowledged At Grandfather Prince Philip's Funeral
The Duke of Sussex flew to the U.K. when Prince Philip passed away in April last year. He returned to his home country sans his wife, Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with their daughter, Lilibet, at the time.
However, Prince Harry seemingly didn't receive a warm welcome from all members of the royal family. Three senior royals "didn't acknowledge Prince Harry" before or after Prince Philip's funeral, Daily Star reported.
The three royals were reportedly Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. The outlet noted that they looked like they shunned him from the emotional service last year.
An unnamed source told Mail on Sunday (via Daily Star) that Markle's husband was met with "a great deal of frostiness" from the royal family.
"They are very upset," the tipster added. "They are putting on a united front for the Queen. They all think he has behaved appallingly."
Royal biographer Gyles Brandreth said in an article for Daily Mail that the late Duke of Edinburgh himself wasn't happy with Prince Harry and Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.
"I know from someone close to him that he thought Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey was ‘madness’ and ‘no good would come of it,’" Brandreth wrote. "I was not surprised because that is exactly how he described to me the personal TV interviews given by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, back in the 1990s."
Prince Harry Allegedly Felt Ignored At Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee
It seemed that the same incident was repeated at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee over the weekend. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the National Service of Thanksgiving at the St. Paul's Cathedral Friday, many noticed that there was almost zero interaction with the senior working royals.
Royal biographer Angela Levin, who spent a year working with Prince Harry for his biography, weighed in on the Sussexes' minimal appearances at the four-day festivities. In her opinion, Prince Harry wasn't happy.
"I think he would have been very, very upset that he was largely ignored," the royal expert told The Sun of Prince Harry. "He still feels he's owed an apology."
"But he's the one who should apologize. He said during the Oprah interview that Charles and William were trapped, he said he'd been cut off by his father," the Harry: A Biography of a Prince author continued. "You can't just go around being rude about people and expecting them to open their hearts to you again."
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