Queen ‘excitedly' took Prince Harry’s calls after he moved to US but was ‘perplexed by his complaints’

Although the royal family was left shaken after the Sussexes stepped down, the Queen always supported Prince Harry in whatever he decided to do

Queen ‘excitedly' took Prince Harry’s calls after he moved to US but was ‘perplexed by his complaints’
Prince Harry loved his beloved Queen grandmother and she always supported him (Michael M Santiago/Ben Stansall/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UK: The Queen's death was a sorrowfully emotional time for the royal family, and even more difficult for Prince Harry, as the two shared an "unique bond" over the years. Although the royal family was left shaken after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's stepped down from the royal family as full-time members in March 2019, the Queen always supported Harry in whatever he decided to do.

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During the Queen's state funeral, an emotional Harry could be seen holding back his tears as he mourned his beloved grandmother. "Harry was not just mourning the loss of a grandmother she was also the figure to whom in his anguish he turned as his royal life unravelled," royal expert Richard Kay said. "There is no doubt that grandson and monarch had a close bond," he wrote in Daily Mail. Kay also wrote how royal staff told him that when Harry first moved to America, the Queen would answer his calls excitedly but shortly she grew weary of his complaints.

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An emotional Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England. 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.
An emotional Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pay their respects in The Palace of Westminster after the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II
on September 14, 2022 in London, England (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

"In the early days of Harry's exile in America, the Queen would excitedly take his phone calls. Over time this changed and she later became perplexed by Harry's complaints,” Kay wrote. 

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Harry is also expected to release his much-anticipated memoir in which he will detail his life not as the prince he was born into but as the man he has become, according to Penguin Random House. Prince Harry's bombshell book is speculated to include insights into his relationship with his father King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla, besides memories of his mother Princess Diana. But one thing is for certain that Harry will not mention anything ill about the late Queen, as he has always had the utmost respect for his grandmother. However, the book which was suppose to release by the end of this year has now been pushed to next year following the Queen's death. 

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Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, England.
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Harry and Meghan were reported to fly back to US as soon as possible after the Queen's funeral but the couple stayed at Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had already been in Europe for a tour when they were informed of Her Majesty's failing health. Unfortunately, Prince Harry could not make it on time to bid his final goodbye to his grandmother who died on September 8 at Balmoral castle. Now after the funeral services, the couple is expected to rush back to their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, whom they last saw on September 3, nearly three weeks ago, reported The Telegraph. The children are now being looked after by Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, 66, while the Sussexes have been away. 

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