It was probably one of the most difficult days in Queen Elizabeth II's life. On April 17, 2021, she said goodbye to her husband Prince Philip at Windsor Castle. As a British author now claims, the queen was said to be glad that Duchess Meghan, the wife of her grandson Prince Harry, did not come to the funeral. However, the palace has not commented on this.
Harry traveled to England without Meghan
Meghan was pregnant at the time with the couple's second child, little Lilibet, who was born in June. Her doctors had therefore advised her not to travel from the USA to the UK and she stayed at home and said goodbye to Prince Philip in her own way. However, Harry attended the funeral at his old home.
The pictures of the grieving Queen went around the world at the time. Due to the corona pandemic, she had to sit away from the other mourners during the funeral service. Those in attendance adhered to measures such as wearing protective masks and social distancing during the ceremony.
Thank God Meghan isn't coming
In his book "Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors", which is due to be published on July 21, Tom Bower is now also writing about the day of the funeral service, according to consistent media reports. "Thank God Meghan isn't coming," according to Bower, Queen Elizabeth II allegedly told officials before the funeral. The British tabloid "The Sun" and the daily newspaper "Daily Telegraph" are among those reporting on this.
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The palace declined to comment on the allegation, according to both newspapers. However, as the Daily Telegraph notes, people close to the Queen had doubts. It is questionable whether the Queen focused on anything other than her late husband on this difficult day.