The queen is believed to be ‘distraught’ over the ‘health setback’ of her husband, Prince Philip, while he remains in hospital.
The Queen has experienced difficult times in recent weeks along with the announcement of wonderful family news. Princess Eugenie’s baby was born on February 9, making the monarch a proud great-grandmother of nine children. This was followed shortly after by the exciting revelation that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting baby number two. While these two beautiful family news items have supposedly “delighted” the Queen, they come at a difficult time for the royal family.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that the queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, was transferred to King Edward VII Hospital in London on Tuesday, February 16. It has been claimed that this is a “precautionary measure” after “feeling bad”. It is not believed to be related to the covid and his admission was not treated as an emergency. Since then he has been reported to be “comfortable and responsive to treatment.”
Three days after Prince Philip’s hospital admission, his grandson Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan confirmed that they would not return as active royals. After stepping back as top members of the Royal Family last year, it is understood that they were given a one-year review of their decision, with the deadline reportedly in March.
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The couple’s confirmation comes before this deadline and the queen is believed to have been deciding who will take over the royal patronages of Prince Harry and Meghan.
According to Us Weekly, a source has said exclusively: “It has been a difficult few weeks for the queen, that’s for sure.”
“The situation with Harry and Meghan has been challenging, and on top of that, she is distraught over the health setback of her beloved husband.”
“The queen has had some moments of tears mixed with anger and disappointment,” a second source told Us Weekly. “The emotions are definitely on the rise.”
It has been suggested that the distance between the queen and her grandson and her family has also caused the monarch pain.
“The queen has FaceTime calls with Archie, but it’s not the same,” the second source said, also noting that she is “desperate to give Archie a big hug.”
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have settled in California after stepping down as royalty. It has been quite a while since the Queen saw them and their son Archie in person.
It seems that she will probably be delighted to meet them in the future.