Queen Elizabeth has had a lot of bad experiences in her reign as the head of the British Monarchy. She even described one of her previous reigning years as her worst, dubbing it the "Annus Horribilis."
While reports previously speculated that the British Monarch might consider 2019 or 2020 as another "horrible year" for her, she seemingly stood out and remained regal throughout the controversies. As stated, she even took back "control," according to the Daily Express.
Earlier this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world with their bombshell announcement on Instagram. In their post, the Sussex couple revealed their plans to step down as senior members of the British Royal Family. Some experts and analysts, then, asserted that they did not inform anyone from the family, even Queen Elizabeth.
Despite the shock and sudden loss of control over the situation, the experts claimed that the British Monarch immediately took it back from the Sussex couple. As explained, she did it with the use of only "34 friendly words."
In Channel 5's documentary, Queen: In Her Own Words, narrator Andrew Scarborough, reportedly, said that the Queen "has been caught off guard" by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's announcement. He added, however, that Queen Elizabeth's statement a few hours later obviously placed her on top of all things, and took back the control over the issue.
Forbes, also, had a similar take on the matter. As claimed, Queen Elizabeth's statements following Megxit has taught the Sussex couple a few important "PR lessons."
The publication explained that the Queen's first statement is "conciliatory" despite being brief. She, reportedly, made it straight to the point, revealing that "discussions" about the Sussex couple's plans were still "at an early stage." She did, also, make use of empathy upon asserting that the family understands Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as well as their desire to "take a different approach."
The Queen's further official statements also reportedly had the same "conciliatory tone." But, on top of it all, her messages showed that she is "in charge" and that she "knows how to respond," the publication said.
These days, however, Queen Elizabeth, as well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has remained silent about the controversies surrounding them following the release of Finding Freedom's excerpts. Some reports claimed that these are all "mockeries" toward the British Monarch, especially to her kind words after Megxit.
The spokesperson of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, reportedly, contended, though, that the couple had nothing to do with the material as they did not place any contribution.