Prince Philip has ‘run away’ from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after Megxit’s ‘great shock’ and his grandson’s ‘alien behavior’, says a royal expert.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 99, who gave up his naval career to support the Queen, 94, when she took the throne in 1952, was “ appalled and deeply upset ” about Megxit, Ingrid Seward said.
Speak with Vanity FairKatie Nicholl, she said Prince Philip thought 39-year-old Meghan was “ quite nice, ” but now compares her to Wallis Simpson, who sparked the abdication crisis when she married then-King Edward VIII in 1937.
Meanwhile, she said Prince Philip “cannot comprehend” why Prince Harry 36 would want to leave The Firm, revealing, “His grandson’s behavior is completely strange to him, so the relationship has not suffered unnaturally.”
Prince Philip, 99, has ‘run away’ from the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, after Megxit’s ‘big shock’ and his grandson’s ‘otherworldly behavior’
Ingrid, who has written a new biographer, Prince Philip Revealed, said the Duke’s once-close relationship with his grandson has yet to mend after he announced he and Meghan would step back in January.
She said the Duke could not understand or identify ‘Harry’s decision to leave the royal family’, he was also ‘deeply upset’ by the couple’s choice.
Meanwhile, Ingrid also explained that he was ‘appalled’ at the way they chose to share their news.
Although the Queen is the head of state, Prince Philip is seen as the head of the family, with Ingrid suggesting the duke was hurt, but his advice to the Sussexes about royal life fell on deaf ears.
According to the royal biographer, the Duke of Edinburgh’s once-close relationship with Prince Harry has not been restored after he announced his plans to leave the royal family.
Ingrid went on to say that the Duke’s eyesight is deficient and that he has become ‘very hard of hearing’ in his old age.
Still, during the months of lockdown, Prince Philip has kept busy fishing, writing letters and reading.
Ingrid meanwhile also said: ‘He also likes to watch cooking programs. He loves Mary Berry. ‘
She added that the Duke continues to put in “ a tremendous effort ” and want to “ look his best ” for royal performances, spending hours to slowly prepare.
Ingrid said the Duke ‘could neither understand nor identify with Harry’s decision to leave The Firm,’ comparing Meghan to Wallis Simpson
Ingrid revealed that the prince will often get up ‘as early as necessary’ to arrive on time, adding: ‘He’s a proud man, he doesn’t want to be seen with a cane and would never frame a Zimmer. to consider.’
It comes weeks after Ingrid said Prince Philip is “very, very disappointed” by Meghan Markle’s failure to “support the monarchy” and her husband.
Speak against Sky News, the royal biographer said the elder prince could not understand why the former actress did not follow suit when she married Prince Harry in May 2018.
“I think he is very, very disappointed because I think he feels he has given up his naval career to assist the queen and help the monarchy,” she said.
Meanwhile, the royal expert also revealed how Prince Philip spends ‘hours’ slowly preparing for public performances and is too ‘proud’ to walk with a cane in public.
And why can’t Meghan just give up her acting career, support her husband, and support the monarchy?
As he used to say to Diana, this is not a popularity contest, we all work together.
“He just can’t understand why she couldn’t support and help Harry instead of wanting her voice.”
Ms. Steward said Prince Philip did not want to be part of the talks about the future of the Sussexes outside the monarchy, which were held in Sandringham in January.
It comes after Ingrid told Sky News that Prince Philip, who gave up his naval career to support the Queen when she ascended the throne in 1952, was “annoyed” when the Duchess of Sussex didn’t do the same in favor of “her vote.” , says Ingrid Seward
The Queen called Prince Charles and Prince William to the Norfolk estate for an emergency summit after Harry and Meghan announced their intention to go it alone and financially independent.
Steward went on to claim that the Duke of Edinburgh has withdrawn from participation since Prince Harry and Meghan officially stepped back from the royal family in March this year.
‘Of course it annoys him enormously. And when they had the Sandringham Summit, Prince Philip was seen leaving the house very quickly before they all arrived, ”she noted.
“He just doesn’t want to participate anymore.”