Queen Elizabeth II reunited with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last week. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an announced visit to Her Majesty, prompting various speculations from royal experts.
Why Queen Elizabeth Got A Visit From Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex skipped Prince Philip's memorial service last week. However, they said in a statement that they wanted to visit the 95-year-old monarch soon. True enough, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped at the U.K. before heading to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.
Royal author Kinsey Schofield weighed in on the Sussexes' surprise visit to the Queen. She felt that it could be due to guilt for not attending the late Duke of Edinburgh's special thanksgiving memorial service or they are using it as a PR stunt for their sporting event — Invictus Games.
"I do think that Prince Harry was surprised by the amount of hostility there was about him not being at Prince Philip’s memorial," Schofield said per Daily Star. "I don’t know how much of it is guilt, sincerely missing his family, or worse case scenario… PR for Invictus."
She added, "I really don’t think anyone cares about Invictus, so any PR is good PR there."
Queen Elizabeth Allegedly Being Exploited By Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
Meanwhile, royal biographer Tom Bower, author of Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, had another opinion about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's secret meeting with the monarch. He speculated that it had something to do with their Netflix documentary.
Prince Harry and Markle signed a multi-million, multi-year deal with Netflix and they agreed to produce a documentary, including one from the Invictus Games. The royal expert believed that meeting the Queen before the Invictus Games would put the royal couple in a good light following their controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey last year and skipping his grandfather's funeral service.
"I have no doubt it was all done for their Netflix documentary," Bower told Mail Online. "The Queen's advisers failed to protect her from being exploited by the royal family's worst traducers, while the Sussexes exploited an old, unwell woman to boost their credibility and coffers."
Royal author Angela Levin, also shared the same sentiment. Even before Prine Harry and Markle visited Queen Elizabeth, the author of Harry: A Biography of a Prince already said the Sussex will "come back if we’ll allow them to bring Netflix cameramen, they won't come otherwise."
She also alleged that Markle only joined her husband because of the cameras.
"They're going with cameras, and she wouldn't want to miss out on the publicity," the royal expert further alleged. "The Invictus Games don't belong to her, she likes taking over things that she thinks will be productive for her. She's not necessary there."
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