Bel Mooney of Daily Mail Reviews Prince Harry's Closeness to His Grandmother The Queen Amid Royal Exit Issues
Bel Mooney shared a fresh perspective on the beautiful relationship between Prince Harry and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, amid the drama trailing his stepping back.
Family feuds can be disheartening. The row of emotions, the ups, and downs has its toll on everybody. What makes it more saddening is that often, there is nothing anybody can do about it except allow the row to take its tide.
Following the stepping back of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel from their royal duties, the royal family has been thrown into a lot of turmoil, and the public row regarding the case has not helped the matter.
BEL MOONEY'S REVIEW
Ranging from how it affects the structure of the royal family, some have stated that Harry is doing the right thing by standing with his family. But Bel Mooney provided a fresh perspective stating,
"It is worth remembering the achingly poignant bond that has long existed between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry, a bond that now seems under threat as never before."
In Bel's write up in the Daily Mail, she examined the relationship between the duo, wondering where things had gone wrong and why Harry was making such drastic changes in distancing himself from his grandmother.
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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA
PICTURES DON'T LIE
In her article, Bel shared a series of pictures showing Harry and the Queen laughing and having a good time together throughout Harry's life. The images showed different aspects of his life, ranging from his military induction to his football matches, which the Queen graced.
Others have been skeptical hoping that he realizes the love his grandmother has for him.
The whole sequence of pictures showed the warmth between the grandmother and the grandson, and it makes the whole issue a little more heartbreaking.
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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
Bel went on to share a heartwarming moment when the Queen gave a Christmas speech in 1984 and talked about the birth of Harry. She expressed that the Queen urged those in attendance at the time of the address to always look to children for honesty. She also said:
"Above all, we must retain the child's readiness to forgive."
Judging from the Queen's speech, it is apparent that the grandmother is still ready to extend her hand of love to her children as she has released that irrespective of Harry's decision, she was prepared to support him.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Bel's article comes after Harry and Meghan released a statement following the announcement made by the Queen that they could no longer use the "Sussex Royal" name.
Harry and Meghan released a statement that some have described as rude and disrespectful to the Monarchs. The statement expressed that no one had jurisdiction over the use of the word "Royal."
Although the drama is raging high and everyone is pitching in, Bel's article serves as water in the desert for those who try to understand the relationship between the grandmother and her grandson.