Queen Elizabeth Heartbreak: British Writer Pleased Prince Harry Left Family For Meghan Markle, Royals Facing 'Endgame'

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Queen Elizabeth II had to let go of her grandson Prince Harry when he and his wife, Meghan Markle, decided to step back from their royal duties. One supported the Duke of Sussex's decision to choose his wife over the royal family.

Queen Elizabeth II Heartbreak Over Prince Harry

British writer Dame Hilary Mantel weighed in on Prince Harry's decision to choose Meghan Markle over his very own family. For her, the duke made a wise choice even if the duchess is "too good to be true."

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"I think that Meghan was too good to be true. She was a smiling face in a dull institution, she cheered the nation up no end, or at least men and women of goodwill," Mantel told Harper's Bazaar per Express.

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She also expressed support for Prince Harry and Markle's decision to step back from their royal duties. And she approved of the Duke of Sussex's choice to stand by his wife.

"I’m pleased that it’s the marriage that’s surviving and the connection with the monarchy that has to go, because I think almost all of us would have bet that if she left, she’d have to leave alone," she added. "Though, none of us know the details of how this is going to work out."

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Queen Elizabeth And Royal Family Members Facing 'Endgame'?

In an interview with Telegraph in May, Mantel weighed in on the royal family's future. She warned them that they might be facing their "endgame" and that the monarchy wouldn't outlast Prince William.

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"I think it's the endgame. I don't know how much longer the institution will go on," she said, referring to the British monarchy. "I'm not sure if it will outlast William. So I think it will be their last big era."

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She continued, "No other family would be expected to parade a very elderly, newly widowed lady before the TV cameras, and yet it's taken for granted that's what will happen – just as it's taken for granted that a new royal mother will appear beaming on the hospital steps within a day of giving birth. There's no legitimate public interest behind it."

Queen Elizabeth II is already 95. She lost her husband, Prince Philip, in April just weeks before he was supposed to celebrate his 100th birthday.

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