Prince Harry and Megan. Image credit: Facebook page
CMEDIA: Queen Elizabeth was surprised by the first joint visit of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan at Windsor Castle at the U.K. since they gave up formal royal roles and moved to the U.S. more than two years ago.
The couple visited the 95-year-old Queen, Harry’s grandmother, the couple’s office said on Thursday on their way to the Netherlands to attend the Invictus Games. Harry is a founder and patron of the international sports competition for wounded military veterans.
Citing the unbearable pressure of their roles and the racist attitudes of the British media, Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior working royals and moved to North America in 2020.
After the couple, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, lost their taxpayer-funded police guard when they walked away, Harry is suing the British government for refusing to let him pay for his own police security on his visits to the U.K.
According to his lawyers, Harry wants to bring his children — Archie, who is almost three, and 10-month-old Lilibet — to visit his home country but that it is too risky without police protection.
Cheering competitors at the games site enthusiastically welcomed Harry and Meghan in a park in The Hague. The Invictus Games opened Saturday and run through April 22.
Prince Harry and his wife Megan visited the Queen on Maundy on Thursday, a day in the week before Easter that the Queen had been distributing silver coins known as “Maundy money” to pensioners at a church service for decades. But due to the mobility issues experienced by the Queen in recent months and came down with COVID-19 in February, did not attend. She was represented by her eldest son, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla.
Although she has continued to perform royal duties, including virtual audiences with politicians and diplomats, the monarch is expected to miss the Royal Family’s Easter Sunday church service.
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