Harry turns 38: his first birthday since the queen’s death

“Thank you, Grandma, for your commitment to service. For your valuable advice. For your contagious smile. I will always be grateful for all of our first encounters – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to first meeting you as my commander in chief, to the first moment you met my dear wife and hugged your loved ones. great-grandchildren “.

So the prince took leave of Elizabeth II. With a written message, published on the website of his foundation, Archewellbut not verbally, because he arrived at the bedside when the sovereign was already extinguished.
These are difficult days for Harry, who turns 38 today surrounded by his family and yet without feeling part of it in all respects. The thaw has begun, in relations with his brother William, but the road to a true reconciliation is long.

Accompanied by his wife Meghan, Harry participated in the procession that followed the coffin of the sovereign on its journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster, where it will remain until the day of the funeral. The prince wore civilian clothes, as was his uncle Prince Andrew, because he is no longer allowed to wear the military uniform, after the farewell of royal duties. This has been a very difficult time, for Harry as well as for his brother William, since they walked side by side behind the grandmother’s coffin as it happened 25 years ago, al funeral of the mother lady Diana. They will do it again on September 19 for the actual funeral of the grandmother.

His children instead, Archie (3 years) and Lilibet Diana (1), will stay in America: Harry wants to keep them away from painexplains Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon, because “he wishes to protect them from the painful experiences he had as a child“. Interviewed by the journalist in fact, in 2017, the prince had said:” I can safely say that losing my mother at the age of 12, and therefore turning off all my emotions in the last 20 years, has had a fairly serious effect not only on my personal life, but also on my work “.

King Charles III will not grant Archie and Lilibet the title of princes

Compared to Archie and Lilibet DianaFurthermore, there may be some news: with the death of the great-grandmother queen they should have theoretically acquired the title of princes, which belongs to any son or grandson of the monarch. So, if while Elizabeth reigned, Archie Harrison, 3, and Lilibet “Lili” Diana, 1, were too far behind in the line of succession, they would now have full rights as grandchildren of King Charles III. No official communication has been made on the matter, as royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams pointed out, however some insiders have revealed that the new king has no intention of assigning titles to his grandchildren. Not out of racism or antipathy, but because of the choice to abandon royal duties made by their parents, who can no longer benefit from the title of Royal Highness. That would have infuriated Harrymaking the possibility of a true reconciliation between father, son, and the entire royal family vanish.

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