Queen Elizabeth Has Finally Had Enough Of Meghan And Harry's Drama, Expert Claims

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have found themselves at the center of another drama.

This could partly be because, as outlined in Newsweek, the pair aren't afraid to speak out and defend themselves against accusations. Prince Harry previously filed a lawsuit against the Home Office after they refused to provide adequate police protection during his time on UK soil, despite the fact he offered to fund the cost himself. Another major cause of stress for the pair was when they both sued UK newspaper The Mail on Sunday for libel; Prince Harry for false claims and Meghan Markle for publishing a private letter. Still, the bullying scandal the duke and duchess found themselves in the heart of back in 2021 (via The Times) is one of the worst dramas so far, and their willingness to speak out is perhaps why Queen Elizabeth is taking a step back from it all.

An update has been released regarding the accusations, but the queen's stance may be of some surprise to the public. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have divided opinions in the past few years

As reported by the Daily Mail, the queen has made the decision to keep things more private regarding Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. After a bombshell was dropped in a Sunday Times article by former staff members for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they came under even more intense scrutiny. The article claimed the pair were "outrageous bullies" and had caused staff to feel they were the victims of "emotional cruelty" amongst other harsh words.

Although the duke and duchess spoke out against the article, calling the claims "a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful information," an investigation was launched by Buckingham Palace soon after the article was released (via Marie Claire). Now, although a conclusion has been found, the queen will not be sharing the findings with the public. There is no official reason for this decision as of yet, though it comes hot on the heels of the queen suffering from health issues during her 70th Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Elle revealed a source close to the couple said the pair were "disappointed" about the queen's decision, perhaps fearing it may paint them in another bad light. 

The pair are no strangers to backlash from the public

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no strangers to controversy. Ever since they were first linked in 2016, the pair, especially Meghan Markle, have been subject to many claims and allegations (via Marie Claire). They sat down for an interview with Oprah in 2021 to try and tell their side of the story, but faced a lot of backlash, making their relationship with the queen even more tense.

The pair were most recently pictured at the queen's 70th Platinum Jubilee (via The New York Times). They received some cheers as they arrived and walked up the steps of St Paul's Cathedral for a special religious service celebrating the queen's 70 years of service. Though they were seated in the second tier of royalty, the duke and duchess could be seen walking down the aisle holding hands in a show of unity. 

It's a bold move for the queen to keep the findings of the bullying report to herself — whether this decision will have a positive or negative effect remains to be seen.

Who are the palace really protecting by burying the report?

Although it's been suggested that the queen is tired of all the drama surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, according to Page Six, royal sources told The Sunday Times of London that the bullying report was "buried" in an effort to stop the relationship between the Sussexes and the rest of the family from suffering any further damage. Likewise, the participants' privacy is understandably also a key concern. However, according to royal expert Jack Royston, there might be more cynical reasons not to release the report. 

While speaking on Newsweek's "The Royal Report" podcast, Royston argued that the repercussions for senior royals would be catastrophic if the results of the investigation were made public, describing it as a "a complete bloodbath on all sides" and asserting "nobody would come out of it looking any good at all." As Royston pointed out, the alleged bullying took place during a chaotic time at Kensington Palace, when tensions were high.

He noted, "When you have a situation in a company or an institution where there's a toxic culture that developed, you get things being done on all sides by everybody because it's a product of the toxic culture and I think this is partly the reason the palace wants to keep it quiet." 

Thus, the queen may indeed be sick of dealing with Meghan and Harry, but the beloved monarch could likely be covering her own back in the process too.