Find out how Queen Elizabeth II, 95, has decided to deal with the rising tensions and drama in the royal family, including the perceived tension between her grandsons, Princes William and Harry.
Every family has its rifts and issues. However, for a family as prominent as the British royal family, such problems are often viewed on a much larger scale.
For years, the royal family has had more than its fair share of internal ups and downs, including one of the most talked-about recently — the tension between the Queen’s grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Queen's Birthday Party at the residence of the British Ambassador to Germany on 25 June 2015 | Photo: Getty Images
Recently, a royal insider opened up about the long-reigning monarch’s disposition towards the family tension and how she addresses them with her experience.
The source said that the Queen has undoubtedly been through quite a lot in her many years on the throne and added that in all, she chooses patience above all else. The insider said:
“[The Queen] has been through so many difficult times. She knows things will come right in the end.”
Another royal insider, the monarch’s former palace press secretary, Charles Anson, also revealed that she has made a habit of observing and absorbing things quietly.
This People issue came not long after the royal family set all else aside to mourn the death of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. He was laid to rest on April 17, at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Prince Philip passed away on April 9, at the age of 99. To honor him, all royals used their social media in a special way. They all replaced their profile photos with their monograms or symbols.
The brothers’ demeanor towards each other at their grandfather’s funeral was surprising to many.
On April 23, two weeks after the significant social media tribute was collectively made and nearly a week after the funeral, the profile photos were returned to normal.
An insider shared some insight on the funeral as to the perceived tension between the late prince’s grandsons, William and Harry. The brothers had been placed divided from each other, and the source said:
“The procession choreography, in retrospect, was a mistake. They could have walked side-by-side...they drifted to each other like the old days.”
The brothers walked in the procession behind their grandfather’s coffin with their close cousin Peter Phillips between them. The brothers’ demeanor towards each other at their grandfather’s funeral was surprising to many and instrumental to their highly publicized rift.
The brotherly duo was spotted chatting amicably with William’s wife, Duchess Kate, by their side as they left the chapel. Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, who is pregnant with their second child, was absent at the funeral as traveling was not advised by her physician.
Markle and Harry officially stepped down as working royals this year. Since their decision, a royal insider revealed that the inner workings of Buckingham Palace are a lot calmer.
According to the source, the couple had trouble understanding the inner workings of the monarchy. Their exit thus meant that there would be no more disagreements and questionings about how things are done in the family.
Besides Harry and Williams’ relationships, Meghan and Harry’s journey has also been another of the royal family’s challenges. As stated, the Queen still continues to absorb things, looking forward to a better future.