Details have emerged that it only took Queen Elizabeth "two seconds" to refuse the request of her grandson, Prince Harry, to have a wreath laid out on his behalf at the Cenotaph during the Remembrance Sunday commemoration last November.
A new report from Daily Mail confirmed that the decision to deny Harry's request actually came from the Queen herself. The latest detail debunks earlier reports that Palace officials did not attempt to discuss the Duke of Sussex's request with his grandmother.
According to royal journalist Rebecca English, Queen Elizabeth didn't even have to think long and hard about her decision. Sources told English said that the Queen is very firm about her stand for non-working royals like Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. They have to be completely committed to their roles and decide if they are in or out of The Firm.
Harry and Meghan decided to quit their royal roles in January 2020, prompting Queen Elizabeth to call an emergency summit with Prince Charles, Prince William and Harry at Sandringham to discuss proper arrangement the sixth in line to the throne. A source told Entertainment Online that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not regret their decision to quit their royal roles and pack their bags to live in California. Instead, Harry and Meghan feel "very rewarded" for their decision and their new work with Archewell.
The source also indicated that Harry and Meghan have no immediate plans to travel to London because the pandemic threats are still present. However, there could be special events abroad where the Sussexes might consider attending "if it's safe to do so." Among these events include the Invictus Games in May, Trooping the Colour and Prince Philip's centennial birthday in June and the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue in Kensington Palace in July.
But curious royal fans wondering what's in store for the royal family in 2021 might be wary of the news from psychic Nicolas Aujul. He told The Sun that Meghan might spill secrets of the family in a tell-all interview. Queen Elizabeth, on the other hand, could experience significant loss as health "can take their toll" among the royals.
Another astrologer predicted that Queen Elizabeth, who will turn 95 this year, will pass on more of her responsibilities to the younger working royals. Debbie Frank told News Corp Australia hinted of a "completion" of Her Majesty's reign. Frank also said that Harry will still be in a "period of drifting," while Meghan will continue to land partnership deals in powerful platforms in the U.S.