A royal expert has said Prince Harry’s suggestion to “sideline the Queen” at the now infamous Sandringham Summit is “nonsense”.
The Duke of Sussex has claimed in his Netflix documentary series that the late monarch quietly watched in horror as Prince William yelled at exit talks she called after Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from their royal duties.
“It was terrifying for my brother to yell and yell at me, for my father to say things that simply weren’t true, and for my grandmother, you know, to sit quietly there, accepting of everything,” he said.
However, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliam told MailOnline that “the Queen knew exactly what she was doing, and she wasn’t being toyed with by anyone.”
A royal expert has said Prince Harry’s suggestion that the Queen (pictured June 2022) was ‘sidelined’ at the now infamous ‘Sandringham Summit’ is ‘complete nonsense’.
It comes after Harry said that too “The ultimate mission, goal/responsibility of the late King is the Foundation.”
He added, “People around her say to her, ‘By the way, this proposal, or they both do X, Y, Z, would be seen as an attack on the establishment. ‘ Then she would follow the advice I gave her. It was really hard.”
Duke of Sussex He said William and Charles refused to bless his and Meghan’s request for a “half-in-the-half” exit that would allow them to earn money while they pick and choose royal duties and keep their titles.
He was alleged to have been terrorized by his brother in January 2020 when he ‘shouted and yelled’ in front of their father and grandmother when he tried to strike a deal to leave the UK.
The Duke of Sussex has claimed in his Netflix docuseries that the late monarch quietly watched in horror as Prince William ranted into exit talks she called after Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from their royal duties.
Harry also accused Charles of telling a lie to his face, and accused Her Majesty of not saying anything at the Sandringham talks.
The Duke of Sussex claimed: ‘I went in with the same suggestion we had already made public, but as soon as I got there I was given five options – one all in, no change, and five all out.
I chose the third option at the meeting – half inside, half outside. We have our own jobs but we also work in support of the Queen. It became clear very quickly that the goal was not up for discussion or debate.
Harry then claimed that the palace did not ask his permission to release a joint statement denying allegations that William “intimidated” the Sussexes from the royal family.
He said: I did not believe it. Nobody asked me for permission to put my name on a phrase like that… [Meghan] Overflows of weeping, for in four hours they were happy to lie to protect my brother…and yet they were never willing to tell the truth to protect us.
The Queen, Meghan, Prince Harry and Prince William stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the RAF’s centenary in July 2018
He also denied that it was Meghan’s decision to move away and move to Los Angeles. Actually, that was my decision. She never asked to leave. I was the one who had to see it myself. But at its best it is misogynistic.
Responding to Harry’s comments about exit talks, Mr Fitzwilliam said: ‘I think the idea of the Queen being sidelined at Sandringham was probably complete nonsense.
Harry has painted a picture that will not be challenged simply because the royal family will not make a statement about it.
In that case, he is allowed to get away with the idea that William … apparently yelled at him and yelled, might as well have done, in like manner, and according to him, his father had lied, and the Queen had let the matter wash. she has.
“It paints the Queen as a negative person and, in fact, it’s offensive because the Queen becomes a puppet of the others there and also, of course, her advisors.”
Palace courtiers yesterday dismissed suggestions Harry made in the Netflix series that the Queen swayed her aides when she decided he was ‘out’ as a working royal.
The expert continued: ‘The Queen was very wise to do what she did, but the implication Harry gave was that she was, so to speak, out of it.
“On the contrary, when she said after Oprah, some memories may be different,” it was a very big part of her. Indeed, this phrase has helped introduce them, in any case, to those who question their truth.
“It is quite clear, I think, from those who know the Queen, that the Queen knew exactly what she was doing, and was not being manipulated by anyone.”
Meanwhile, the palace courtiers yesterday dismissed suggestions made by Harry in the Netflix series that the Queen swayed her aides when they decided he was “out” as a working monarch.
Sources close to the royal family claim the Duke of Sussex, who painted a negative portrait of the Queen in his series of documentaries, says he can’t understand why he can’t have a ‘soft talk’ about the late monarch.
One of them told the Times: It’s outrageous. Harry never wanted to admit to himself that it was the Queen who said “No, you’re out.”
“He couldn’t comprehend that it wasn’t the shy young man who was going to sweet talk Grandma to get what he wanted.”
Another source told the publication that the Duke of Sussex had “altered” the account about his grandmother.
“He was always ‘my general commander, the chief,'” they said. “But when he wasn’t getting the support from her that he wanted, she’s represented as a little figure sitting in the corner.”
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