Prince Philip feels Harry and Meghan's shocking move to quit royal family shows 'lack of respect' to the Queen
Prince Philip has a close relationship with his grandson and had also attended his wedding to Meghan Markle despite cracking his ribs in a bathroom fall just a day before.
Prince Philip, 98, was left fuming after his grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell announcement about quitting being senior royals.
The Duke of Edinburgh was shocked at the news and asked, "What the hell are they playing at?" He was also believed to be "deeply hurt" by Harry's decision and had said the couple is "lacking respect", a source revealed. As reported by The Sun, "To say that the Duke feels let down would be a considerable understatement."
"He spends much of his time now confined to his cottage at Sandringham. But he was spitting blood when aides informed him what had happened. He has left the Queen in absolutely no doubt about how he feels. Philip has accused Harry and Meghan of lacking respect and he is wary of their behavior. They did not spend Christmas with the family — which he and the Queen accepted — and now this. His primary concern is the impact this is having on the Queen."
"A lot of Philip’s anger comes from seeing Her Majesty upset," they added. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had announced that they were planning on stepping back as senior royals and would like to divide their time between the UK and North America. According to sources, Harry and Meghan did not consult the Queen or Prince Philip regarding their decision.
Prince Philip has a close relationship with his grandson and had also attended his wedding to Meghan Markle despite cracking his ribs in a bathroom fall just a day before. He had also gone through hip surgery around six weeks before the wedding but was determined to make it to church.
A source added, "He won’t be happy about the idea that Meg and Harry need a break from royal duties. This is a man who has dragged himself off his sickbed and even though the nearly-100-year-old is committed to serving the monarchy. Philip is a no-nonsense man who speaks his mind and isn’t afraid to firmly express his views — whoever they may upset."