In November 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to participate in a classic tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War I. According to sources close to the crown, his initiative would have been thwarted by Queen Elizabeth II.
In November 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to participate in the traditional tribute that, every year, the royal family pays to the fallen soldiers of the First World War. However, they could not achieve it: specialized sources reveal that, after having abandoned their positions in the British crown, Queen Elizabeth II would have denied them access to the ceremony.
For royalty, Armistice Day is a very special date. It is a November day in which the Commonwealth soldiers who fell during the war that occurred between 1914 and 1918 are honored.
Meghan and Harry, in the latest edition of this ritual, were only able to participate in the Los Angeles National Cemetery, laying flowers on two specific graves: that of a member of the Australian Air Force and of a member of the Canadian Artillery. That day, the couple received harsh criticism for not being part of the traditional event in London, and in the last hours the real reason was known: according to the British newspaper Daily Mail, this would have happened due to a restriction imposed by Queen Elizabeth II.
In November 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to participate in a classic tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War I. According to sources close to the crown, his initiative would have been thwarted by Queen Elizabeth II. As reported by the media, which cited sources linked to Buckingham Palace, Isabel did not take too long to make the decision, as she has "very strong opinions on the matter." “The queen thinks that you cannot choose what you do when it comes to the institution. Either you're in or you're out, "they noted, referring to the famous" Megxit, "when the marriage of the prince and the Hollywood actress chose to leave their royal obligations behind.
In November, the wreath that Harry and Meghan brought to the cemetery in Los Angeles was interpreted as a gesture intended for the press. Back then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also said to have tried to prove to the British crown that they did not need their permission to be part of the tribute.
Despite the criticism, the couple took the tribute very seriously. In addition to the offering, the prince participated in a podcast in which he said: "Remembering is an act of honor." He added, "This is how we preserve the legacy of entire generations and show our gratitude for the services they provided so that we can live our lives as we do today."