How The Queen Just Completely Snubbed Prince Harry

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to leave the royal family, they abandoned both the good and the bad that came with being a full-time monarch. Prince Harry in particular has received both praise and backlash for managing his life outside the royal family. But his choice to step back from the crown has people wondering if there is any strain in his relationship with the other royals, including his grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth is known for being careful with her words. As the matriarch of the royal family and leader of the British monarchy, Queen Elizabeth has managed her royal duties amid health problems and losses, including the death of her husband, Prince Philip. Still, she's managed to continue her role through such vast changes. But her most recent comments have gained major attention — not so much for what she said, but for what she didn't say. She completely snubbed Prince Harry in her latest remarks.

Queen Elizabeth leaves Prince Harry out in message about climate change

Queen Elizabeth made a speech about climate change at an Anglican church conference on August 3, according to Newsweek. She honored her late husband Prince Philip, saying that her son and grandson, Prince Charles and Prince William, were continuing his legacy to fight climate change. Many noted that she did not mention Prince Harry, who gave a speech at the UN about the worsening climate crisis on July 18.

"I was interested to learn that the focus of your program at Lambeth Palace today is reflection and dialogue on the theme of the environment, a cause close to the heart of my late husband, and carried on by The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge," Queen Elizabeth said. She seemed to leave out Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in her comment.

According to Newsweek, this is not the first time that Queen Elizabeth has apparently snubbed Prince Harry. "It is a source of great pride to me that the leading role my husband played in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet, lives on through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William," she said in a recorded message during the COP26 summit in Scotland in 2021.