MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry made a “particularly dangerous” allegation about the Queen during their bombshell Oprah interview, it has been claimed.
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Harry and Meghan suggested there was a difference between the Queen and the monarchy itself as they spoke with Oprah WinfreyCredit: Reuters
Palace servants at Windsor Castle were left unsettled by the family ructions and allegations made during the Oprah chat, the Mail on Sunday reports.
And of the many woes circulating at Windsor, the paper’s Kate Mansey wrote: “They are also concerned by one particularly dangerous accusation that has, so far, been little-noticed.
“This was the insinuation by the Sussexes to Oprah that there is some sort of distinction between the Queen – whom they have been at pains to say is blameless – and the institution of Monarchy itself.”
Sharing an anecdote about the Queen while speaking with Oprah, Meghan said: “We asked if we could come to see her. ‘Come up to Sandringham.
‘Love to have a chat. Come for tea. Why don’t you stay for dinner? It’s going to be a long drive and you’re gonna be exhausted.’ We’d love that.”
She then added: “The moment we landed in the UK, I got a message… from the Queen’s private secretary basically saying, please pass along to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that he cannot come to Norfolk.
“The Queen is busy. She’s busy all week.”
Meghan and Harry made a ‘dangerous allegation’ about the Queen during their Oprah chat
Harry went on to claim the Queen had received “really bad” advice from courtiers, suggesting the Queen had no free will and was dictated to by courtiers.
Oprah asked: “Doesn’t the Queen get to do what the Queen wants to do?”
And Harry replied: “No. When you’re head of The Firm, there are people around you that give you advice.
“What has also made me really sad is some of that advice has been really bad.”
Her Majesty is the institution. It’s not run by a sinister organisation, which is what the Sussexes seemed to be suggesting.
But others claim the suggestion that the Queen has little control is untrue.
One source told the Mail on Sunday: “Her Majesty can do – and does do – what she chooses.
“The Queen is not some sort of puppet. The Queen is the Monarch. The head of the Monarchy. The head of the Royal Family.
“Her Majesty is the institution. It’s not run by a sinister organisation, which is what the Sussexes seemed to be suggesting.”
During the Oprah interview, Meghan and Harry were careful not to criticise the Queen and could not have been more gushing towards her.
Meghan revealed she regularly phones the monarch “just to check in” and said the Queen shared her blanket with her on their first official engagement together.
Meanwhile Her Majesty is said to be “sad not angry” by what was said in the chat and has privately pledged to stand by her grandson.
An insider told The Sun: “She is not angry, she is just sad.
“They have always worried about him (Harry) and the Queen feels very protective about him.
“They all worried less about him when Meghan was on the scene as he seemed so happy.”