Prince Harry "fighting back tears" after public royal snub
March may have been some time ago but the private details that date all the way back to early 2020 has just revealed that Prince Harry was “holding back tears” on his and Meghan Markle’s last royal appearance.
A new book just released has claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex received a hurtful and purposeful snub when they joined Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the Queen at the Commonwealth Day Service.
Robert Lacey's Battle of Brother claims that initially it was Kate and William who would be walking into the event with the Queen, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla.
Meanwhile Harry and Meghan were supposed to take their seats ahead of them.
The Daily Mail revealed at the time that the royal pair were “quite sensitive and emotional about it,” and that William and Kate “stepped in to defuse the situation”.
To do this, the future king and his wife offered to join them in their seats instead of walking in with the Queen & co.
While that may seem like a smooth plan, Lacey reports that the programs announcing the order of procession had already been distributed to everyone in the building ahead of their arrival.
The royal snub game when the orders of the service did not mention Meghan or Harry once.
"The only problem was that 2,000 orders of service had already been distributed round the Abbey, explaining that William and Kate would enter and process with the main royal party—and making no mention at all of Harry and Meghan," Lacey writes, per Newsweek.
“So there was the snub in black and white—set out for all to see. Observers also noted that Harry's face was 'quite tense and unsmiling'—and that when William sat down close to him, he barely greeted his brother.
“Throughout the service, Meghan megawatted away with her best TV smile but, as the ceremony progressed, Harry appeared to grow gloomier.
“According to one observer, 'his accelerated blinking even suggested he might have been fighting back tears.'"
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