Prince Harry’s relationship with the rest of the Royal Family has significantly deteriorated since he wed Meghan Markle in 2018.
However, the Prince has consistently insisted that nothing at all has changed in his relationship with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth!
The family is so preoccupied getting ready for the Queen’s funeral on Monday that they don’t have much time to celebrate the Duke’s 38th birthday.
He received the following birthday message from the late Queen: “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a happy birthday today!” On the Duke’s previous birthday, the Royal Family’s official Twitter account shared four images of him from various stages of his life.
The family is going through a terrible time as a result of their participation in the Queen’s funeral procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster yesterday.
King Charles III, the son of the queen, led the procession, and his sons the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex followed shortly behind.
In front of the casket and its purple-covered catafalque, the family formed a preset pattern.
In the course of saying farewell to his beloved grandma, Prince Harry was seen wiping tears from his eyes.
Sophie, the daughter of the Countess of Wessex, and Lady Louise Windsor were two members of the Royal Family who were seen sobbing and wiping their eyes.
The Sussexes held hands quite tightly as they prepared to bow and curtsy to the Queen’s coffin.
This was a good sign, according to body language expert Judi James. The woman said, “Within the service, the women joined their husbands, but once more, the enormous spatial distances seemed intentional to give the air of formality.
The couples appeared to maintain this arrangement as they filed out, with the exception of Harry and Meghan, who moved closer and stretched their arms across the distance to grasp hands in a reciprocal re-linking gesture, she continued.
She continued, “The re-coupling appeared to be desperately important to them,” and said that “they used their clutched hands as a method of offering support, comfort, and reassurance to each other while walking behind Prince William and Kate and presumably on the verge of a moment when chat might be near.”
Harry is having a hard time adjusting to this loss. The Duke of Sussex paid a beautiful tribute to his late grandmother with some sincere remarks.
We are all reminded of the compass she was to so many in their devotion to service and duty, he continued, as we remember and mourn the passing of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen.
“Granny, while this final separation makes us very sad, I am forever grateful for all of our first encounters—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to first meeting you as my Commander-in-Chief, to first meeting my darling wife, to first hugging your beloved great-grandchildren.
The Royal Family has recently experienced some highs and lows, but perhaps this loss will help them to mend their differences.
Send this loving greeting from the Queen to your loved ones in honor of Prince Harry’s final birthday.