New year, new headache for queen with Harry and Meghan rift
Posted: 11:44 PM, Jan 11, 2020
TOPSHOT – This official handout Christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (centre left), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor flanked by (L-R) Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, west of London on July 6, 2019. – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan had their baby son Archie christened on Saturday at a private ceremony. (Photo by Chris ALLERTON / SUSSEXROYAL / AFP) / XGTY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / SUSSEXROYAL / CHRIS ALLERTON” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – NO COMMERCIAL USE – NO THIRD PARTY SALES – RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE – NO CROPPING OR MODIFICATION – NOT FOR USE AFTER DECEMBER 31, 2019 – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / (Photo credit should read CHRIS ALLERTON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II ended 2019 with a public plea for global harmony.
She’s starting 2020 addressing disharmony within her own family after Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, decided to “step back” as senior royals and announced the news without consulting the monarch.
The royal matriarch moved quickly to take back control, summoning her son and heir Prince Charles and grandsons Prince William and Harry to a crisis meeting on Monday to sort things out within days.
Elizabeth has weathered family crises before, and is determined not to let her restless grandson and granddaughter-in-law weaken the House of Windsor or undermine the monarchy.
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