Queen Elizabeth II is going through a series of heartbreaks — while some are beyond the control of humans, others could have been avoided.
Earlier this year, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry announced that they were leaving the royal family to find freedom and the peace of mind they could only find in a multimillion-dollar mansion in California.
When the prince and the former actress fled England — they broke the Queen’s heart by leaving with their baby boy, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, and making no official plan to ever return with him.
It has now been almost eight months since the Queen has not seen nor held her great-grandson, and according to royal insiders, it has shattered her heart into pieces.
It is being claimed that the Queen fears that she will not see Archie because his parents are reluctant to return to the UK and due to the travel restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A source told the Sunday Times: “She will be very sad to have barely seen Archie and that he will miss out on growing up with his cousins and wider family.”
Hugo Vickers wrote a fascinating piece in the Daily Mail confirming that the Queen has been distressed by Archie’s departure.
The famous English writer and broadcaster explained: “The Queen is said to be saddened by the situation her grandson is in, and his isolation from the family, and understandably so. She is hugely fond of him, and the personal bond is strong. According to the book, they are close enough for Harry to have considered a friendly ‘ambush’ of the Queen, circumventing courtiers by driving straight from the airport to Sandringham to meet her face-to-face to discuss his plight. There is a genuine understanding across the generations, too.”
The upcoming bombshell book, Finding Freedom, written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand shed more light on the Queen’s heartbreak: “Despite her sadness at the thought of losing the Sussexes as working Royals, the Queen could see it was necessary for the couple to completely separate from the institution. Her distress was real, particularly when, on January 8 this year, the couple decided to announce their historic decision to leave the Royal Family not in a private conversation, but on Instagram. At the same time, they launched their website, sussexroyal.com, catching the Palace unawares. The element of surprise, the blindsiding of the Queen… was deeply upsetting,’ according to a senior member of the household.”
Some say that the Queen has seen a lot, and she will be able to weather this storm.