The relationship between Prince Harry and Prince Philip has reportedly broken down and royal fans are divided.
Royal expert Ingrid Seward has spoken out on how the relationship between the two has “suffered” after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose to step away from their duties.
Prince Philip took the news particularly hard and was reported to be “deeply upset and dismayed”.
Ingrid Seward said, as reported by Vanity Fair: “His grandson’s behaviour is completely alien to him, so not unnaturally the relationship has suffered.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘upset’ Philip
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, has always believed to have gotten on well famously with his grandson, 36. Yet after the decision to walk away from the Royal Family, Prince Philip reportedly walked away from his grandson.
Ingrid also alleges that Philip initially took a liking to Meghan when they first met, but now now has a ‘bad taste’ when it comes to the Duchess.
Ingrid explained: “Philip welcomed Meghan at the beginning, he knows what it’s like to be an outsider, and so he’s always very supportive of people marrying into the family.
“He quite liked Meghan at first, but their actions have left a bad taste and as a consequence the relationship with Harry has suffered.”
Comparing Meghan to Wallis Simpson
Apparently, the Duke of Edinburgh has likened Meghan to Wallis Simpson. She famously caused a scandal when she fell in love with King Edward VIII and their relationship caused the abdication crisis when they married in 1937.
Ingrid went on to explain that Philip was so angered by Meghan and Harry that he couldn’t be around them. She claimed that Philip had deliberately fled Sandringham shortly before Harry, the Queen and Prince Charles met for their ‘summit’ regarding ‘Megxit’.
The expert continued: “Of course, it irritates him hugely. And when they had the Sandringham Summit, Prince Philip was seen leaving the house very swiftly before they all arrived. He simply doesn’t want to get involved anymore.”
Royal fans seemed divided over the split, though.
One said, responding to an article on Twitter: “He shouldn’t do that, after all Harry is his grandson.”
However, another said: “Good for you Philip. A man with smarts, common sense and conviction. He knows a hoodwinker when he sees one. He’s not falling for Meg’s trickery.”
He shouldn’t do that after all Harry is his grandson.
— Joseph G Washington (@JosephGWashingt) October 24, 2020
Good for you Phillip. A man with smarts common sense and conviction. He knows a hoodwinker when he sees one. He’s not falling for Meg’s trickery, conniving and manipulation. Phillip sees right thru her n how she uses others to gain.
— Madison1159 (@cignablue) October 24, 2020
good on him, harry has a dug a big hole
— chris hopkin (@chrishopkin1) October 24, 2020
Prince Philip’s health
Royal expert Ingrid Seward has spoken about the duke’s eyesight being poor and his worries over appearing frail.
The royal expert explained that he takes every precaution to not be seen as ill in public.
She added: “He’s a proud man. He doesn’t want to be seen with a stick and would never consider a Zimmer frame.”
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