The Queen Wants Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Departure from the Royal Family "Over and Done With"

Alanna Lauren Greco

From Cosmopolitan

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's decision to leave the royal family has been "hurtful" to Queen Elizabeth.

  • According to a source, the Queen is at "the point where she doesn’t want to think about it anymore."

While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still trying to figure out their transition away from royal life, what their new brand name will be, and how they'll make money, it looks like Queen Elizabeth is very much over the situation and would rather not spend anymore time thinking or talking about Harry and Meghan's decision to leave the royal family.

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According to a new report from Vanity Fair, it seems like the Queen is still upset by their leaving. A source close to her shares, "She generally doesn’t want to talk about it. The Queen has been keen to get this resolved because she sees it is damaging to the monarchy and on a personal level I think this has been rather hurtful for her. She has got to the point where she doesn’t want to think about it anymore, she just wants it over and done with."

And while it sounds like cutting Harry and Meghan off from the royal family has been hard for her, the Queen has been praised for how she's been handling it. Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith tells Vanity Fair, "by ruling against their use of the Sussex Royal brand, she drew the line on exploiting their royal connection for profit. I think in the process she has showed the sort of flexibility and adherence to standards that strengthen the monarchy."

So basically, the Queen has good reasons for not letting Harry and Meg remain titled members of the royal family, even though she's not happy about it.

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