Prince Harry is feeling 'terrible' about 'hurting' Queen with royal stepdown, says insider: 'He adores her'

Prince Harry is feeling 'terrible' about 'hurting' Queen with royal stepdown, says insider: 'He adores her'
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While Prince Harry is determined to stand by his decision to step down as a senior royal, he is reportedly worried about Queen Elizabeth's feelings.

“He feels terrible about hurting his grandmother, whom he adores,” one source told Us Weekly.

But the 35-year-old is allegedly standing by his wife, Meghan Markle, 38, despite missing his homeland. “He misses nights out with his boys, polo matches and rugby, and he’s really been craving a decent pint,” the insider explained. “He had to put his wife first, end of story. Even if it’s left him feeling a bit isolated.”

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019, in Windsor, England (Getty Images)

Following their bombshell decision to step back from senior royal duties, Harry and Meghan have been spending their time in Canada. Earlier this month, the Duke of Sussex returned to the UK for a series of engagements. During his visit, he also allegedly met with his 93-year-old grandmother for a "heart-to-heart."

“The last thing Elizabeth wants is for Harry to feel estranged from his family and she made her feelings clear about this in the meeting,” the source told about the March 1 meeting.

The Queen, however,  is reportedly worried about her relationship with her great-grandson — Harry and Meghan's nine-month-old son Archie.

“The Queen is heartbroken over the thought of not getting to see her great-grandson,” a second source said. “The Queen would love to have a relationship with Archie, but it’s looking unlikely that will ever happen.”

Queen Elizabeth, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry at the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London on July 10, 2018 (Getty Images)

They added that while the Queen hopes for the best, her “worst fear is that she may never see Archie again." “She’s trying to stay optimistic about this situation,” the source said. “She would never stoop to casting any aspersions on Meghan’s character – even after everything that’s happened.”

Harry and Meghan are expected to reunite with the Queen, Prince William, Duchess Kate, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9. 

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