Prince Harry and Meghan Markle complained about being ‘snubbed and mistreated’ during Queen's funeral

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle complained about being ‘snubbed and mistreated’ during Queen's funeral
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly complained about being ‘snubbed and mistreated’, according to royal columnist (Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Following Queen Elizabeth II's death on September 8, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly complained about being "snubbed and mistreated" by the Royal Family during the engagements surrounding the funeral. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were already in the UK when the Queen died, joined the royal family in grief and made several public appearances with other distinguished members of the Royal family.

According to columnist Richard Johnson, the couple's acquaintances in London made the recent claims. "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friends in London are whispering that the former royals have been complaining they were snubbed and mistreated at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. They both whined that the family wasn’t as welcoming as they should have been,” the author wrote in the New York Daily News.

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According to the columnist, Prince Harry is reportedly finishing a memoir book about his relationships with his Royal family and is currently revising it from his home in Montecito, California, where he lives with his wife Markle and their children. Johnson claims that the Duke included a new chapter to explain “the palace intrigue around their trip to England for the funeral of his grandmother." Insights are being released as part of a $15 million agreement with the publisher, he continued. 

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022 in London, United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall where she will lay in state until the early morning of her funeral. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022, in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Ian Vogler - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Johnson further said that insiders claimed that Penguin Random House paid more than $15 million for Harry's book because they wanted it to include scandalous, newsworthy information. However, the royal family members are hoping that "Harry won't disparage his family as insensitive racists as Meghan did in the Oprah interview." According to Bol News, Angela Levin, a royal biographer, on the other hand, commented on the new report saying, “Are H and M marking the royals out of ten for how warmly they should have welcomed them? The funeral was about the Queen not them. Endless moaning.”

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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (back, R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (back, R), and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the State Funeral Service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022, in London, England (Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the new claims come just after it was reported that King Charles has apparently noticed the encouraging signs of a breakthrough in the royal family's strained relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan during the queen’s funeral. An insider told The Telegraph UK, “Over the last 16 days or so, there were tremendous flickers of hope. In terms of the future, there is the hope of a cause for unity. It remains the case that the King loves both of his children.” On the other hand, Meghan's podcast, which was temporarily put on hold out of respect for the royal family, will soon release its final nine episodes. Earlier, Meghan's interview with The Cut hit the headlines as the former actress said it takes a "lot of effort to forgive" and hinted that she can "say anything."  

Speaking about the impact of their decision to step down as senior royals, Meghan told The Cut, "Harry said to me, 'I lost my dad in this process.'” However, Meghan also revealed that she believes there is 'room for forgiveness' between herself and the royal family. "I think forgiveness is really important. It takes a lot more energy to not forgive, but it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I’ve really made an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything,” Meghan added at the time.

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