Prince Harry continues to make headlines despite his graceful exit, alongside wife Meghan Markle, in January 2020. It was claimed that the Duke of Sussex has a rift with his brother, Prince William, and the other members of the royal family.
Previous reports suggested that Prince William did not like the idea of Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle despite only two years of being together. There were even speculations that Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are also not on good terms.
Recently, new research suggested that online searches for “Prince Harry king” exploded after Queen Elizabeth urged Prince William to stop flying helicopters with his family over succession fears. Keep on reading to know more details.
Will Prince Harry -- Not Prince William -- Become The Next King?
Each Night, as per Express UK, found out that the “Prince Harry king” keyword increased by 769 percent in the United Kingdom on December 20. The analysis of the Google search data jump is nearly nine times the average volume of searches.
The surge of searches happened after Queen Elizabeth ordered Prince William to stop flying helicopters with Kate Middleton and their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Some reports interpreted Her Majesty’s latest move as a possibility of changing the line of succession.
Some royal followers are thinking that Prince Harry, who is currently living in California with Meghan Markle, would inherit the throne from Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth. A spokesperson from Each Night stated:
“While all the Queen’s family will be incredibly precious to her, Prince William and his three children represent a bright future for the monarchy, and she will want to ensure that they stay safe and well, ready to receive the Crown. While William is an adept pilot, helicopters are not the safest way to travel, and if the worst were to occur, Prince Harry would take the throne. Despite no longer being a working royal, the explosion in searches for ‘Prince Harry king’ suggests that his popularity is undiminished, with many people considering an alternate universe with him as King."
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly “Terrified” there could be a traffic accident threatening the succession should Prince William continues traveling with his son Prince George, who is third in the line of succession, travel together. It is an unwritten rule that senior royals should not fly together.
An unnamed insider told The Sun:
“Her Majesty has told close friends and courtiers that she would like William to stop flying himself, particularly in bad weather, as helicopters are not the safest form of transport. It keeps the Queen awake at night and she is understandably very worried. She knows William is a capable pilot but does not think it is worth the risk for all five of them to carry on flying together and can’t imagine what would happen. It would spark a constitutional crisis.”
The same unidentified source added:
“The Queen has told William she is worried that, however good he is as a pilot, bad weather and accidents can strike at any time. The Queen is delighted in the way William and Kate have risen to the challenge in recent years and knows the monarchy is safe in their hands. She thinks the future is bright with them at the helm after Charles but if something happened to him and the family it doesn’t bear thinking about.”
For starters, Prince Harry remains sixth in line to the throne despite his infamous Megxit last year. His children with Meghan Markle, Archie, and Lilibet, are in seventh and eighth in line, respectively. Prince William and Kate Middleton's children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – are third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle And Kids Release Christmas Card
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially found themselves back on the front pages again with the release of their 2021 Christmas card. Royal commentator and expert Neil Sean is questioning the release as they spent the last 18 months urging people to respect their privacy.
Neil Sean, on his personal YouTube channel, stated:
"As we told you earlier this week we were on the lookout for some leads from Harry and Meghan. Harry and Meghan spent the last 18 months telling us all about their own privacy and getting legal with people who invade their privacy. Tonight they decided to release their Christmas card. All very royal except they're not royal. More importantly, it's the first time we've actually seen the foursome together. The wording on the card is all about how Archie made them a mama and a papa, but the arrival of Lili Diana made them a full family. It is a beautiful picture. As ever with Harry and Meghan, there is a message which of course means that everything goes to charity. Very nice, but a lot of people over here in the United Kingdom are saying well, if you wanted to step away to keep your own privacy, if you didn't want people looking at your family, and more importantly trying to get the focus on you, why on earth are you releasing the Christmas card? Who demanded it? It is really strange. I'm not being unkind, it just seems really odd. Why on earth would they want to do this?”
The royal commentator furthered:
"Of course more importantly for them, this puts them on the front pages around the world. It's very slow news days now right through until possibly around December 30, so the picture will be used and used again. They claim at every corner that they don't want their privacy invaded, but seemingly they can invade their own privacy when of course it comes to the much needed PR. This picture will go around the world for a long time, once again putting Harry and Megan back on those front international pages.”
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To recall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s desire to live a more peaceful life away from the limelight is one of the many reasons why they decided to ditch the royal life for good. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also wanted to work to become financially independent from the royal family.
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