Relations between the Sussex couple and the royal family more strained than ever? On November 8, Princes Charles and William laid a wreath at the Whitehall Cenotaph in London on the occasion of Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Sunday which commemorates the end of the First World War, as well as the memory of the many soldiers killed. A special occasion that Prince Harry could not attend because of his move to Los Angeles, but which he nevertheless wanted to greet on his side, at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. And this because Buckingham Palace refused him a very special gesture.
Indeed, Prince Harry wished that a wreath of flowers be laid in his name during this ceremony, he who served for several years in the British Army and has always counted among his commitments the support of veterans and invalids. of war. A request rejected by the royal family, which illustrates the terrible relationship between the Sussex couple with the office of Elizabeth II. “I think this is an indication that things are worse than we thought,” historian Robert Lacey told Newsweek.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex privately visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery earlier today # RememberanceSunday2020 (Pic: Lee Morgan) pic.twitter.com/7TSnjAn70T
– Max Foster (@MaxFosterCNN) November 8, 2020
Prince Harry “more attached to a reconciliation” than Buckingham?
Faced with the refusal of Buckingham Palace, Prince Harry therefore decided to organize his own remembrance ceremony with Meghan Markle from Los Angeles, him whose request was according to the historian “perfectly reasonable”, if we take into account his years of service, but also, its used to attend this ceremony of remembrance in UK. A request which for him would also be the means for the Duke of Sussex to show how much he is “more attached to reconciliation or to maintaining some kind of link” with the royal family, “than the palace is for him. grant “. A harsh message from Buckingham Palace, to which Prince Harry simply responded by publicizing his personal tribute, the photos of which were “clearly published in the context of the ongoing battle between the Sussexes and the palace” according to Robert Lacey.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © AGENCY