Queen has a 'soft spot for Prince Harry', Andrew Morton claims

The Queen has a ‘soft spot for Prince Harry’ because of the ‘tragic nature of his mother Princess Diana’s death and his struggles to cope with it’, royal biographer Andrew Morton claims

  • The Queen, 96, has a ‘soft spot for Prince Harry’, Andrew Morton has claimed
  • Royal Biographer said it is because of the ‘tragic nature of his mother’s death’ 
  • British author was speaking on Lorraine when promoting new book The Queen

The Queen has a ‘soft spot for Prince Harry’ because of the ‘tragic nature of his mother Princess Diana’s death and his struggles to cope with it’, royal biographer Andrew Morton has claimed.

Speaking on Lorraine when promoting his new book, The Queen, the British author said Her Majesty, 96, would have recognised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s need to make a life for themselves.

However, Morton, best known for penning Princess Diana’s authorised biography, added that Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to quit the royal family in 2020 and move to California was ‘abrupt’ and ‘a lot of it was uncalled for’.

The Queen has a ‘soft spot for Prince Harry (pictured together in 2016 to promote the Invictus Games)’ because of the ‘tragic nature of his mother Princess Diana’s death and his struggles to cope with it’, royal biographer Andrew Morton has claimed

The Princess Of Wales pictured with Prince Harry at Hyde Park in May 1995. Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997, aged 36

Speaking on Lorraine when promoting his new book, The Queen, the British author (pictured) said Her Majesty, 96, would have recognised the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s need to make a life for themselves

He said: ‘The Queen’s got a soft spot for Harry, he can jump over, I mean courtiers will have an appointment with the Queen and it’ll be three weeks hence, he can turn up at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle walk in say “Hi” and get the Queen to say be involved in the Invictus Games. 

‘So yeah the Queen has got a soft spot for Harry, because obviously, the tragic nature of his mother’s death, and he struggles to cope with that. His mental struggles.

‘He’s cursed with charisma in a way. When I see him on royal engagements it’s very much like watching Diana, kneeling down and hugging kids. It’s remarkable.’

Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997, aged 36. Prince Harry was just 12-years-old at the time, while his brother Prince William was aged 15.

Morton was also asked by presenter Ranvir Singh what he believed the Queen’s thoughts were regarding Megxit.  

‘Well it was abrupt, a lot of it was uncalled for,’ he said. ‘But at the same time the Queen will recognise, they’ve got a young family, she’s American, and she’ll cast her mind back to her own life.

However, Morton (pictured right), best known for penning Princess Diana’s authorised biography, added that Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to quit the royal family in 2020 and move to California was ‘abrupt’ and ‘a lot of it was uncalled for’.

The author was also asked by presenter Ranvir Singh what he believed the Queen’s thoughts were regarding Megxit. Pictured, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Queen in 2018

‘Because she and Prince Philip went off to Malta for a few years, shortly after they married, and they expected to be on the fringes of the royal family, of duty as it were, for 20 years or so.

‘Prince Philip expected to go through the ranks in the navy. it was very unexpected for them and she will appreciate the fact that Harry and Meghan want to make a life for themselves.’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join The Queen at a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral next week to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, it emerged yesterday.

The LA-based couple will honour the monarch’s seven decades on the throne on Friday June 3 alongside Her Majesty’s children, grandchildren and her older great-grandchildren, The Telegraph reported.

Next Friday will be the first time the Sussexes, the Cambridges and the Prince of Wales and Camilla (pictured at the Commonwealth Day Service in 2020) have been together in public for years 

But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of York will not be joining other royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the Trooping the Colour that kicks off the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations next Thursday. Only senior serving royals such as Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince William are invited.

24 hours later the eyes of the world will be on the Sussexes at St Paul’s, because it will be the first time the couple will be surrounded by such a large number of Windsors since their wedding at St George’s Windsor in 2018. Harry has hardly seen his father and brother since they emigrated to California, and Meghan has not seen them at all.

But the Sussexes eldest son Archie, three, and daughter Lilibet, who turns one on Saturday, are unlikely to attend the service of celebration, with only the eldest great-grandchildren expected to attend. Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, are expected to be with their parents alongside cousin Mia Tindall, also eight.

The Queen’s presence is expected but a decision may be left to the 11th hour due to her ongoing mobility issues.

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