The most resistant from the limelight, Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward has got the front seat to talk against the nephew Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s stormy relationship with the monarchy. And cleared her views about the matter.
Prince Edward, 57-years old the Queen’s youngest son, and like other youngest children, is usually drama-free, away from the shadows as his older siblings, Charles, Anne, and Andrew, take the front seat. Finally, he broke the silence about the whole Sussex vs. Royals feud.
While talking to CNN, Edward categorized the whole matter as “very sad” before going on to explain that Harry and Meghan are not alone in their feelings.
“Listen, weirdly we’ve all been there before – we’ve all had excessive intrusion and attention in our lives. And we’ve all dealt with it in slightly different ways, and listen, we wish them the very best of luck. It’s a really hard decision,” Edward said.
The Earl went on to serve as a blunt cue that, though they may courteousness and say fancy words from time to time, the monarchy is full of family drama just like the rest of us. “It’s difficult for everyone but that’s families for you,” Edward put briefly. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from their senior duties back in 2020, the couple having a publicly volatile relationship with the royals ever since.
According to newidea, Harry and Meghan recently received some backlash for naming their second child, and first daughter, after The Queen, with some royal observers deeming the choice a stark contrast to their actions towards the monarchy since Megxit.
“So, after all the grief they caused Her Maj they use her pet name. They have no moral compass,” said one Twitter comment. “Very calculated,” another added. Despite the reaction, it has been stated that The Queen knew in development of Harry & Meghan’s intents when it came to their baby’s name.
Indeed, Buckingham Palace aides told the Telegraph that the Queen was “aware” Meghan and Harry planned to name their daughter after her family nickname. In the official statement announcing Lili’s birth, the meaning behind her name was explained. “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet,” the statement read.
The nickname “Lilibet” was what the late Prince Philip often used to call his wife, were back in 1947, during his and the Queen’s honeymoon, Philip penned a letter to the Queen-mother, writing “Lilibet is the only ‘thing’ in the world which is real to me”.
During Philip’s funeral, a letter from Her Majesty herself was also spotted on the casket, with her handwriting having been speculated to read, “Your Loving Lilibet”. Meanwhile, Lili’s middle name, Diana, is an ode to Prince Harry’s late mother, the beloved Princess of Wales.