The Queen stepped in to ban Prince Harry from taking part in the Remembrance Day service last November.
A new report claims that the Queen personally nixed Prince Harry’s request for a wreath to be laid in his name. It allegedly took her a mere “two seconds” to make the decision. In response to this, Harry and Meghan laid flowers at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. This photoshoot was dubbed by many as nothing but a publicity stunt.
In the original report, it appeared as though Palace officials had taken the decision to exclude Harry without consulting the Queen.
But the Daily Mail now reports that not only was she aware, but she rejected the request personally and with dispatch.
A Palace source told the paper that, whilst the Queen does have “enormous admiration” for Harry’s achievements “both in and out of the military”, she saw this as an example of his lack of understanding of the meaning of a non-working royal. The Queen was said to be “very firmly” of the mindset that “you can’t pick and choose what you do” when it comes to Royal duties.
A source said that Harry was told very clearly by his grandmother that “you work for the Monarchy; the Monarchy doesn’t work for you”. Her Majesty was remarkably clear on this point and appears to have maintained the decisiveness of her choices.