The Queen and Prince Philip were reportedly “disappointed” by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s absence from an important family event, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who stepped down as working royals in 2020 and moved to the US, spent an extended Christmas break in Canada before their departure.
Royal pundit and columnist Richard Kay told the 2022 Channel 5 documentary ‘Harry & Meghan Vs The Monarchy’: “Christmas is a very, very important part of the Queen’s calendar. She likes to draw her family around her.
“She and Prince Philip were getting older. They knew there wouldn’t be many more Christmases and they must have been disappointed.”
Relationship psychologist Anjula Muntanda suggested that the Sussexes may have wanted to get away from a situation that was “difficult and painful” for them.
Speaking about the couple’s six-week break, Ms Muntanda said: “What you do sometimes, psychologically for yourself, is get out of a situation that you find difficult and painful, and put yourself in a space that you feel could be more enriching”. and safe and secure.”