Prince Harry claims royal handlers stopped him discussing Megxit with Queen Elizabeth II — insisting that even Britain’s monarch is controlled by palace CEOs.
In a new clip from his Oprah Winfrey interview unveiled Monday morning, Harry said that he had first shared his plans to quit life as a senior royal in Dec. 2019, before announcing it to the world the next month.
“The contents of that was put into a letter to the institution, to my father,” Harry told Oprah in the clip aired on “CBS This Morning.”
He then fondly recalled a warm message from his grandmother, the Queen, after getting his letter.
“My grandmother said, ‘The moment you land come up to talk to Sandringham, I’d love to have a chat,’” he recalled.
She told him, “‘Come for tea, and why don’t you stay for dinner because it’s going to be a long drive and you’re going to be exhausted,’” he recalled, saying “I’d love that!”
But those plans were quickly quashed through messages by Harry’s own personal secretary, as well as the Queen’s — with his wife, Meghan Markle, stressing that the staffers were effectively “CEOs.”
They told him not to visit his grandmother after all, telling him, that the queen was “busy all week.”
Harry said he “rang her that night” and she confirmed that her diary was suddenly full all week.
“I didn’t want to push because I kind of knew what was going on,” Harry said, making it clear that his grandmother was under orders.
Amazed, Oprah asked, “Doesn’t the Queen get to do what the Queen wants to do.”
“No,” Harry insisted. “When you’re head of the Firm, there is people around you that give you advice,” he insisted.
“[A]nd some of that advice has been really bad,” he added.