Prince Harry may be missing home as Queen ordered to take backseat | Royal | News - News at Ken

Prince Harry may be missing home as Queen ordered to take backseat | Royal | News


The Duke of Sussex is living in California with Meghan Markle and their two children after quitting royal duties last year. Harry has returned to the UK twice since Megxit – for Prince Philip’s funeral in April and for the unveiling of a Princess Diana statue in July.

However, the Duke has not yet brought his daughter Lili, who was born in June, to meet her great-grandmother the Queen, 95.

Harry has previously spoken of doing video calls with Her Majesty.

But the Duke is likely to be missing seeing the Queen in person.

It was announced yesterday that the monarch had “reluctantly” accepted medical advice to cancel a trip to Northern Ireland and rest over the next few days.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days.

“Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.

“The Queen sends her warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland and looks forward to visiting in the future.”

The Queen’s decision is understood not to be related to coronavirus.

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Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said the Queen’s autumn schedule had been more crammed than expected.

He added that last-minute cancellations were inevitable in the future.

Mr Little said: “Every now and again there will be this reminder that she is 95 and she can’t do what was expected of her 10, 20 years ago.”

Earlier this week it was revealed that the Queen had turned down the Oldie of the Year trophy.

The monarch politely refused the awards because she believes “you are only as old as you feel”.

In a letter published in the November issue of The Oldie magazine, her assistant private secretary, Tom Laing-Baker, wrote: “Her Majesty believes you are as old as you feel, as such The Queen does not believe she meets the relevant criteria to be able to accept, and hopes you will find a more worthy recipient.”

The monarch, who is just five years away from her 100th birthday, is due to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne – next year.

She still keeps a busy diary of events and audiences and deals with her daily red boxes of official papers.

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