Prince Harry’s outbursts puzzled Queen who thought he and Meghan were ‘quite mad’

Queen Elizabeth was left puzzled byPrince Harry’s outbursts and thought he andMeghan Markle were “quite mad”, a new book has claimed.

The late monarch also believed the Duke of Sussex was "so consumed" by his love for his wife that it “clouded his judgement”, royal correspondent Robert Jobson wrote in his book Our King.

Robert added that the Queen had become tired of the volatile exchanges between Harry and brotherPrince William.

And when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began to publicly criticise the monarchy, the Queen was mystified by their behaviour – calling it 'quite mad'.

An extract of the book, serialised by theDaily Mail and Mail on Sunday, reads: "In truth, by the time his grandmother died, Harry had precious few supporters left in the family. Even the Queen, who had always had great affection for him, ­eventually tired of his outbursts.

"First, she had wearied of the volatile exchanges between Harry and his brother, which sometimes took place in her ­presence. Then Harry and Meghan had started ­publicly criticising both the monarchy and members of the Royal Family."

The book claimed that the Queen "felt let down" by Harry and Meghan’s decision tostep back from senior royal duties in 2020 and considered the Sussexes' departure as "a missed opportunity".

Despite that, however, the late monarch hoped the Duke would "find peace and happiness" in his new life, the book added.

Robert wrote that Harry regularly phoned his grandmother after moving toMontecito in California, but she felt "troubled" when he asked her to voice his grievances.

The book also claimed the Windsor walkabout – which saw William,Kate Middleton, Harry and Meghan come together after the deathof the Queen in September last year – was just "an illusion".

A royal source claimed the Prince of Wales decided to put months of tension with his brother Harry to one side to show "unity".

But the author revealed in his book that Princess Kate found the walkabout "hard".

He wrote: "Catherine later admitted to a senior royal that, such was the ill feeling between the two couples, the joint walkabout was one of the hardest things she'd ever had to do."

After months of speculation, it has finally been confirmed that Harry will attendKing Charles’ Coronation on 6 May – while Meghan stays at home in the US.

Uncertainty has surrounded their attendance following the release of Harry’s explosive memoir Spare – which contained a number ofattacks on the Royal Family – along with the Sussexes’Netflix documentary, which alsolevelled some damaging claims against The Firm.

Meanwhile, it was claimed this week that William and Kate were set tocut short their Coronation rehearsals for Princess Charlotte’s birthday.


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