Since Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in 2018, there has been a significant deterioration in his relationship with the rest of the Royal Family.
However, the Prince has consistently insisted that nothing at all has changed in his relationship with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth!
The family doesn’t have much time to celebrate the Duke’s 38th birthday since they are so busy getting ready for the Queen’s funeral on Monday.
The late Queen’s birthday greeting for him read, “Wishing The Duke of Sussex a happy birthday today!” Four pictures of the Duke from different points in his life were posted on Twitter on his previous birthday by the Royal Family’s official account.
The family is going through a difficult time because yesterday they took part in the procession carrying the Queen’s casket from Buckingham Palace to Westminster.
The procession was led by the Queen’s son, King Charles III, who was closely followed by his sons, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex.
The family arranged themselves in a predetermined pattern, facing the casket and its purple-covered catafalque.
When saying goodbye to his cherished grandma, Prince Harry was observed wiping tears from his eyes throughout the event.
Countess of Wessex’s daughter Sophie and Lady Louise Windsor were among the members of the Royal Family who were observed crying and wiping their eyes.
When it was their turn to bend and curtsy to the Queen’s casket, the Sussexes clutched hands fairly firmly.
According to Judi James, a body language expert, this was a positive indicator. “Inside the service, the women joined their husbands, but again, the huge spatial gaps appeared chosen to give an impression of formality,” she said.
Apart from Harry and Meghan, who leaned closer and stretched their arms across the gap to hold hands in a reciprocal re-linking gesture, the couples appeared to maintain this arrangement as they filed out, she added.
She expanded on her remarks by stating that “the re-coupling appeared to be desperately important to them,” adding that “they used their clutched hands as a method of offering support, comfort, and reassurance to each other while walking behind Prince William and Kate and presumably on the verge of a moment when chat might be near.”
Harry is struggling to cope with this loss. With some heartfelt comments, the Duke of Sussex paid a moving homage to his late grandmother.
“In commemorating my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen—and in grieving her loss—we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her devotion to service and duty,” he added.
He continued, “Granny, while this final parting makes us very sad, I am forever grateful for all of our first encounters—from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife, to the first time you hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.
The Royal Family has recently seen some ups and downs, but maybe this loss will bring them back together.
Send your friends and family this heartfelt greeting from the Queen in honor of Prince Harry’s last birthday.