Queen snubs Harry and Meghan in Christmas message, Internet says they've been 'written out of the family'

The Christmas Broadcast by Queen Elizabeth this year saw both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle absent from it and Twitter took notice


                            Queen snubs Harry and Meghan in Christmas message, Internet says they've been 'written out of the family'
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After Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas speech, Twitter was quick to notice that there was no reference to either Prince Harry or Meghan Markle, who quit the royal family this year in May.. The royal family tweeted her speech with the caption, “In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit." In the speech, the Queen started by saying, "Every year we herald the coming of Christmas by turning on the lights. And light does more than create a festive mood —light brings hope," and later added, "Remarkably, a year that has necessarily kept people apart has, in many ways, brought us closer. Across the Commonwealth, my family and I have been inspired by stories of people volunteering in their communities, helping those in need. In the United Kingdom and around the world, people have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year, and I am so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. To our young people in particular I say thank you for the part you have played."



 

Referring to the many who have suffered losses, the Queen said, "Of course, for many, this time of year will be tinged with sadness: some mourning the loss of those dear to them, and others missing friends and family-members distanced for safety when all they’d really want for Christmas is a simple hug or a squeeze of the hand. If you are among them, you are not alone, and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers. The Bible tells how a star appeared in the sky, its light guiding the shepherds and wise men to the scene of Jesus’s birth. Let the light of Christmas — the spirit of selflessness, love, and above all hope — guide us in the times ahead. It is in that spirit that I wish you a very happy Christmas."

She also referred to how people of different faiths have brought hope during tough times and said, "For Christians, Jesus is ‘the light of the world’, but we can’t celebrate his birth today in quite the usual way. People of all faiths have been unable to gather as they would wish for their festivals, such as Passover, Easter, Eid, and Vaisakhi. But we need life to go on. Last month, fireworks lit up the sky around Windsor, as Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, providing joyous moments of hope and unity — despite social distancing."

In all of this, Twitter seems to have taken notice of teh absence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in particular. One user wrote, "How strange the queen didn’t reference Harry once, such a shame, he’s still family. #QueensSpeech #princeharry #royalfamily #christmas." Another user wrote, "Huge lack of Prince Harry and Megan this Christmas, huh. Still family, right? #TheQueen."

Another user also observed, "Fascinating in the Queen's speech that Harry has been written out of the family. Prince Charles prominent and also William but no Harry. The question this speech left you with was Harry who. Did such a figure ever existed" One noticed the absence of Harry and Meghan's family picture on her desk and said, "No picture of Meghan and Harry on her desk and no clips of them in the montage? lmao the queen is petty as hell."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

The monarch was dressed in a violet outfit for the occasion and the Christmas Broadcast shared on Twitter was seven minutes and fifteen seconds long. 

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