We’d love to think the Queen is above dealing with royal gossip — but after weeks of whispers about her grandsons’ feud it seems Her Majesty is finally weighing in. A royal expert has revealed Queen Elizabeth’s reaction to Prince William and Harry’s feud, and the monarch is understandably ill at ease over this reported rift between her grandsons. Still, the monarch has no intention of taking action against it: How the Sussex and Cambridge royals settle their differences (or don’t) is way below her pay grade.
According to royal expert and Majesty Magazine editor Ingrid Seward, the Queen isn’t happy about ongoing feud rumors and is finding the company of her other, less tumultuous grandchildren to be a nice reprieve. “Her Majesty does not care for the alleged feuding amongst her grandchildren William and Harry,” Seward told The Sun, “That would make her very sad. But she would never interfere with their lives.” Alternatively, Her Majesty has been enjoying the company of granddaughter Zara Tindall, and her husband Mike. “They are certainly light relief,” Seward reported. “She can be herself around them.”
While the true root of any alleged feud between William and Harry has not been identified, the public seems to agree that there’s a clash in how the Sussex and Cambridge royals conduct themselves. William’s early skepticism over Harry’s relationship with Meghan, and Harry’s insistence on establishing an independent identity may have contributed to tensions. But since the rumors began, nearly every interaction between these two royal couples has been interpreted as a furthering of the alleged feud.
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The Queen has co-signed various moves that were ultimately interpreted as furthering the split between Harry and William, such as Harry and Meghan moving from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage, or the splitting of the Cambridge and Sussex royal charities. The Queen’s statement that she would “never interfere” might be a hint that these moves were in fact scheduled all along — and not in reaction to any conflict between the brothers. Then again, it might also just be her way of saying to leave her out of it. And for that, we certainly can’t blame her.