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Queen Elizabeth Wasn’t Put Off by Prince Harry’s Interview With Oprah Winfrey? Monarch Reportedly Was More Concerned With the Duke’s Well-Being

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry shared a fairly close bond with each other. In fact, even though the late monarch appears stern in public, there were reports that the Duke of Sussex had a way of making her laugh. Their hilarious banter was on display when the queen made an appearance in Prince Harry's Invictus Games video alongside Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.

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Queen Elizabeth Reportedly Was Concerned About Prince Harry's Well-Being

This week, royal journalist Gyles Brandreth released some information in his new book Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait. According to the author, Queen Elizabeth wasn't put off by Prince Harry's decision to sit down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. After all, she was always more concerned about her grandson's well-being.

"I can tell you because I know this, that the Queen was always more concerned for Harry's well-being than about 'this television nonsense', meaning both the Oprah Winfrey interview – which caused so much controversy – and the lucrative deal the Sussexes made with Netflix," he said (via The New York Post).

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Queen Elizabeth Feared Prince Harry Was Over In Love With Meghan Markle?

Brandreth also claimed that the queen had fears that Prince Harry was over in love with his wife, Meghan Markle. But this was the only negative thing that monarch ever said about the Duchess of Sussex.

"This was as far as she came – to my knowledge at least – to ever uttering a word against the new Duchess of Sussex. She liked Meghan and told lots of people so. And she did everything she could to make her future granddaughter-in-law feel welcome," he said.

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Queen Elizabeth Knew The End Was Near And Didn't Have Regrets, Journalist Claims

Other than the queen's relationship with Prince Harry and her thoughts about Markle, Brandreth also claimed that he heard that Her Majesty suffered from a form of myeloma or bone marrow cancer.

"Which would explain her tiredness and weight loss and those 'mobility issues' we were often told about during the last year or so of her life. The most common symptom of myeloma is bone pain, especially in the pelvis and lower back, and multiple myeloma is a disease that often affects the elderly, he said.

The journalist also claimed that the queen knew that she didn't have long to live and accepted her fate wholeheartedly, as per his article for the Daily Mail.

"The truth is that Her Majesty always knew that her remaining time was limited. She accepted this with all the grace you'd expect. Her faith was everything to her. She told me she had no regrets,' said Dr. Greenshields, referring to the last weekend he spent with her at Balmoral," he wrote.

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