New Book Tells How Queen Shocked Prince Harry Over 2019 Christmas Family Photo Exclusion
Prince Harry was shocked when Queen Elizabeth II excluded him from Royal Family photos for her 2019 Christmas Day broadcast, according to Insider.
In an upcoming book by investigative journalist Tom Bower, it is revealed that the Duke of Sussex was “staggered” when he discovered that he has been omitted from family photos by the Monarch. Continue reading and we’ll tell you the rest of the story.
Royal Family News – What Was in The Queen’s Christmas Address Video?
In his book, Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors, due out Thursday, July 21, Bowers describes Harry’s purported reaction to his grandmother’s annual Christmas broadcast. The clip showed the Queen surrounded by family photos, according to Yahoo! News.
In the annual national address, the Monarch mused on anniversaries of significant world events and accomplishments. She also reflected on the “bumpy” nature of that year for the royal family.
Visible in the clip were images of the Queen’s father, King George VI, her grandson, Prince William, and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, their children, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Phillip.
Why Did Queen Snub Sussexes from Images?
In his book, Bower writes, “As Harry watched his grandmother from Vancouver, he was staggered. Four silver-framed family photographs had been carefully placed behind her,” adding, “To Harry’s fury, there was no photographer of himself, Meghan, and Archie,” he added. “The Windsors were airbrushing the Sussexes from history.”
When the broadcast aired Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were celebrating their first Christmas without the rest of the Royal Family, privately at their home in Canada. Notably, the Sussexes would not announce their departure from royal life until January 2020, even though the decision had been in the works for months, per The Mirror.
It may be that the Sussex’s decision to step back from their Royal duties played into the Queen’s decision to omit them from the photos and focus instead on a “slimmed down” monarchy, according to the piece in the Mirror.
Royal Family News – Queen Does Mention Archie
Bower reportedly writes that the Duchess of Sussex “consulted with her Los Angeles team” about the terms for the Sussex’s departure from the UK. This coincided with Prince Andrew’s explosive “Newsnight” interview with the BBC in November 2019.
It is worth noting that, while the Sussexes were omitted from the Royal family photos, they were honored by the Queen in her speech when she referenced the couple’s son, Archie. Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more news and updates.
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