Us Weekly: Queen Elizabeth is ‘tearful’ & ‘desperate to give Archie a huge hug’

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I find it useful to analyze how the American media treats the Windsor clan and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. People Magazine clearly wants to have their cake and eat it too – they want to provide sugary coverage of the Windsors AND they want to be the go-to source for the Sussexes in America. But what about Us Weekly? Obviously, I don’t believe Us Weekly has sources deep within the royal camps. So what are they doing? Just making it up as they go along? That’s what this story sounds like, like Us Weekly has some kind of weird image of Queen Elizabeth as a comforting-yet-distraught grandmother. When really, the opposite is true.

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle giving up royal life and Prince Philip in the hospital, Queen Elizabeth II has been going through it.

“It’s been a rough few weeks for the queen, that’s for sure,” a source exclusively says in the new issue of Us Weekly. “The situation with Harry and Meghan has been challenging, and on top of that, she’s distraught over her beloved husband’s health setback.”

Philip, 99, was taken to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on February 16 to receive “medical attention for an infection,” according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson. Just three days later, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, announced that they will not return as working members of the British royal family after taking a step back from their duties in March 2020. In doing so, the couple pushed back on the palace’s statement about their exit, asserting that they can still “live a life of service” without the royals backing them.

“The queen has had some tearful moments mixed with anger and disappointment,” a second source tells Us. “Emotions are definitely running high.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s move to the U.S. has been hard on the monarch, 94, too, especially now that the parents of Archie, 21 months, have their second child on the way.

“The queen has FaceTime calls with Archie, but it’s not the same,” the second source says, noting that Elizabeth is “desperate to give Archie a huge hug.”

[From Us Weekly]

Raise your hand if you believe that the Queen has had any “tearful moments” recently. Raise your hand if you believe that the Queen is desperate to hug Archie. Yeah, that’s what I thought. The Queen’s issue isn’t that she’s having a bad month or that all of these terrible things are happening TO HER. The issue is that she’s an emotionally stunted, vindictive, petty a–hole who would rather smear and slime her grandson, his wife and their child just because no one has the balls to correct her worst, most tone-deaf inclinations. She’s NOT emotional. Her reaction is NOT “I need to hug my great-grandchild.” If she actually prioritized the well-being of her family, all of this would have happened much differently.

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  1. Snuffles says:

    I think Harry is still working through some things and is hopeful that the family can extricate themselves from their toxic relationship with the press and the internal politics of The Crown and just be family, but he will eventually come to the realization that it will never happen.

    After the Oprah interview, their first instinct wasn’t to call Harry and open up dialogue, it was to try and spin things to their favor by using black people as props at public appearances and drag out every black person who has worked for them or is beholden to The Crown to swear they aren’t racist and the deny Meghan’s experience. They will forever use people, even family members, to serve their own agenda. We saw that last night when Kate used a young woman’s murder for some good PR which took away from the actual news story.

    These people only care how they can use Harry, Meghan and Archie and Harry will eventually have to accept that and move on. He will never get the relationship he longs for. At best he will have to settle for civility when he’s forced to be around them.

    • sunny says:

      Beautifully put.

    • Sue Denim says:

      Yes, v well put. I’ve been thinking about a moment when Harry said something like he’d always be there for his brother and father no matter what, and you could see Meghan and Oprah exchange a brief but clear-eyed, sad gaze. It was like a shared insight, like, oh, he’s still figuring it out, still not fully aware of the depths of the racism, the un-fixability of it all. To me, it’s like he’s still in a de-programming phase…

    • Ginger says:

      To me, that interview was VERY damaging to the RF. Harry really spilled a lot on the family and their relationship with the press. He knows it’s over. He will probably not be back for Trooping or Christmas. His family has already cut him off. Of course he loves his dad and brother but that doesn’t mean he trusts them and wants them in his life. His answer was very benign. I think he know those relationships are over. Meghan still loves her dad but doesn’t want him in her life. Harry tried to look like the bigger person by expressing his love for them. This interview was their way of saying good bye to that life and entering this new one.

      • Tessa says:

        I think they reached the point when there was no turning back. The royals could have let Harry’s wreath be placed and let him keep the honorary titles.I don’t even think there will Be a Trooping of the Color due to COVID. Tom does not want Meghan in his life. The moment he rushed to the media to criticize and got paid for it, that was IT.

    • marehare says:

      Well said and true. I’m with Harry and Meghan. I read most of the crap aimed at Meghan in the UK Daily Mail and written by Piers Morgan who is so hateful and racist. The Royal family is racist and hateful. Don’t forget they pulled protection from Diana. Had they not done that, she’d still be alive.

    • Christine says:

      Agreed, you said it perfectly.

      Also? Does ANYONE in the royal family’s inner circle know anything about them, at all? The first thing I thought of when I read this headline was the horrifically awkward Queen returning to England from months away….somewhere…in probably the the early 50s, when she was “tearful” and just wanted to give Charles a big hug, when he was maybe 3? Right, because that did not happen. She couldn’t even muster up enough affection for her actual son, but I’m sure she’s weeping copiously over Archie

      The entirety of Buckingham Palace needs to have a big meeting, where they compare notes on how the Queen has always wanted to be perceived, and it isn’t tearful and needing a hug. I refuse to believe that’s what she’s aiming for now.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Honestly, now would be a good time for those original stories about William wearing blackface, dressed as a Zulu warrior, at the now-infamous “colonials & natives” party where Harry was caught on camera wearing a Nazi uniform (selected with William’s assistance, apparently), to surface again.

      Bits of them are floating around Twitter.

      Also, if Lillibet Cabbage of House Petty really wants to make amends to her great-grandson, a good way to start would be to 1) treat him like he’s not illegitimate, 2) get his mother’s name on his g-d birth certificate, 3) give him the same status/title she gave Prince Louis, 4) pay from her own funds for their security, since it was her Palaces’ war games with the press that raised the threat level for this family in the first place.

  2. Emily says:

    That whole family denied Archie security while they fuelled a racist hate campaign against his mother. You’re never going to convince me that they care about that child. After that interview I’ve actually come to the opposite conclusion.

    • Mrs LizzyD says:

      That’s technically not correct. The BRF does not decide who gets an OFFICIAL security detail, although I’m sure they do get some input. The Scotland Yard/ Home Secretary is in ultimate charge of that. Harry & Meghan were supplied with security by the UK and Canada until they left Canada for Los Angeles in mid-March 2020. Possibly through March 31, their last day as working royals.Harry was talking about this period where they went back to Vancouver Island after their Jan. 2020 stepping-back announcement. The Canadian government stated in Feb. that they would not continue to supply taxpayer-funded security past March 31, the exit date. At the time, they also still had RPOs supplied by the Met police in the UK. Had they remained in the UK at frogrmore (Queen’s grounds) they would still have security (like Anne who has no security but as she stays on the Queen’s estate, the estate is protected) & presumably a baby would mostly be with the parents baby would also have had security. Eugiene & Bea (despite having the ‘princess’ title) donot have palace provided security, their dad pays for it.

      Time to shine with my years of royal gossip knowledge lol

      • Carmen-Jamrock says:

        I guess that, like many people, you heard Harry spk of HIS OWN EXPERIENCE and u completely ignored that and merely heard what u wanted to hear.

        The man said he was told by the palace WHILE HE WAS IN CANADA, that his security wd be pulled. When he asked why, he was told tht his status had changed. When he asked if the risks to his life had changed, he waited for weeks for them to get bk to him and when they did, they said no, the rosks had not changed.

        M SAID she wrote emails begging them not to remove her husband’s security; tht she understands that she & Archie were not a priority to them but tht her husband’s life was at risk & she’s BEGGING THEM not to take away his security.

        But they did anyway.

        The Sussexes, therefore, knowing tht the borders were closing, knowing tht their location in Canada had been leaked, and knowing tht their security had been pulled, knew they couldnt stay in Canada so they reached out to their friends.

        And as we all now know, Tyler Perry offered his house in LA and provided them with security and thereby gave them the space and time they needed to regroup and plan their next steps.

      • Mrs LizzyD says:

        Carmen-Jamrock – Wow check your tone. I am stating facts as they are. The state-funded security was pulled at their last working day as royals. I am sure noone told Harry that he must also not pay for security himself (hence i gave Bea and Eugenie’s examples but you ignored and read what you wanted to read). Meghan I can understand may not be aware but Harry not knowing this was appalling… This was a narrative presented and I can sense most people are pro-Meghan here but this issue is fact that atleast we in UK are aware of (Same about the title) and like I said Scotland Yard/ Home Secretary analyze the threat level and decide security. Have you forgotten the shitstorm in Canada when people were unhappy to pay for their security. Security is a perk (And baggage) of the job…when you leave the job you don’t get the perks. But as Harry at almost 40 cribs abut being cut-off (during a pandemic when he bought a multi-million home and has inheritances from Diana and Queen mother) then yes he would be stingy enough to not want to pay for security.

      • MsIam says:

        @Mrs LizzyD the queen made sure that her 60 year old non working royal son Andrew has security. I’m guessing its because he was receiving threats based on those protests around Buckingham Palace? And as you said Andrew pays for Eugenie and Beatrice’s security, or at least he did before they were married. Anyway the point is, the queen, his mother advocated for him. There is no excuse for Charles not doing the same for Harry. He supposedly has wealth in the hundreds of millions, far more than Harry, but you call Harry stingy? Plus Harry was not asking for lifetime security, only until he could make his own arrangements. What kind of parent wouldn’t agree to that? Charles is an asshole, supposedly he offered to pay for Diana’s security after the divorce so why not Harry’s? He wanted to punish him or scare him into staying. He’s despicable.

      • CN says:

        @Mrs LizzyD
        Emily is correct when she says the whole family denied Archie security. You even alluded to it yourself by pointing out that //Eugiene & Bea (despite having the ‘princess’ title) donot have palace provided security, their dad pays for it.//

        Charles should have paid for his son and his family.

        And as long as Prince Andrew gets all the perks, security et al, everyone else should too.

        Contrary to you thinking that you are shining with your gossip knowledge, you come across as rather mean spirited.

        It’s amazing that what you took away from their interview is that Harry is stingy and that dig about him being almost 40 is low (it is true but it is low).

        If anything it seems like if Harry could have done it all by himself he would have. You saw them try to stay within the family, you saw them try to find a way to make it work.

        All these years we haven’t heard but a peep about their struggles and when we finally do, the least we can do is be supportive in the way we talk about them.

      • MipMip says:

        Mrs Lizzy,

        I think the technical details of the security detail are irrelevant. Harry and Meghan would have lost their Met office security detail around March, yes. I am sure Harry and Meghan were not specifically begging for a state- funded security detail, they just wanted security. The Queen or Charles could have privately paid for their security, at least for six months or so. They didn’t. From the interview it sounds like they both cut personal communication with him so H and M’s only recourse would have been to request security through the palace.

        Also, The mitigating circumstances (racist smear campaign) here mean that the palace could have worked out an interim security solution for them. They pull strings ALL THE TIME. They just never pull them to help Harry and Meghan.

      • Izzy says:

        The Queen decided that Pedo Andy could keep his security after being forced to step back from royal duties, so the RF could ABSOLUTELY make a decision to assign security based on threat level. All they would have to say is that it’s due to elevated threat levels, it would simultaneously give the hateful press a black eye for their role in riling it up, and garner sympathy because EVERYONE would think of Diana and would not want that history to repeat. The reality is, the RF was hoping history would repeat because it would take care of their pesky little PR problem for them.

      • windyriver says:

        Coincidentally, I finally got around to listening to the interview for the second time about an hour ago.

        What @Carmen-Jamrock says is correct – it’s exactly what Harry and Meghan said to Oprah. Harry said also he thought he himself would always have security, because of being born into the RF, and was shocked to find out that wasn’t true.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @LizzyD

        ‘But as Harry at almost 40 cribs abut being cut-off…’
        You bias is showing so clearly, but do go ahead and tell me about all the Black friends you have.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        I mean, you’re tone policing while you announce that Harry got it wrong. You’re not Harry, so you can’t possibly know that he got his own life experience wrong.

      • equality says:

        Anne owns her own property. The Queen bought it for her as a gift. It doesn’t belong to the Crown properties or the Queen.

      • anotherlily says:

        Princess Anne has always had police security. She has always been one of ‘the Firm’ since she left school. Her estate, Gatcombe Park, was bought for her by the Queen. It is Anne’s personal property and is not on any of the Queen’s estates or on Crown Estate’s property. Her marriage to Mark Phillips broke up partly because of Anne’s affair with her police bodyguard who spent a lot of time with her at Gatcombe Park.

        Meghan should have had a permanent security detail assigned to her. It sounds as if she had to ask for security every time she wanted to go out apart from official engagements. Kate was often seen out shopping in London or in Norfolk with at least two RPOs keeping a discreet watch. It seems Meghan was never able to do this. It must have felt like imprisonment.

      • Ginger says:

        And let’s not forget that Charles was leaking to the press that he was still funding Harry’s security when in fact he took it away. Charles is a sick man.

      • Bloemheks says:

        Charles should have paid for the security of his son and his family. He was either in on the smear campaign that created a situation where they needed it or at least stood by and allowed it to happen. While the UK press was churning out negative articles about Meghan at an unbelievable rate Charles was simultaneously complaining Meghan had security at all.

        At the same time, he seemingly had no intention of providing Archie with security… ever. What was going to happen when Archie went to school or when his parents had to travel for an engagement? Because of the interest in Meghan, he is of interest and also at risk, but Charles didn’t seem to think of that at all. How were Harry and Meghan supposed to afford security for Archie if they weren’t allowed to make their own money? Given that, the decision to deny Harry and Meghan a part-time role is baffling.

        One would think a man with hundreds of millions of private wealth would prioritize the need for his son to have security based on risk, not a title or work status. The risk to Harry, Meghan, and Archie by extension was and is very high.

      • LaraW" says:

        Mrs LizzyD – which I can only presume stands for Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy:

        Firstly, many thanks for revealing who you really are by tone policing.

        Secondly, you stated: “I can sense most people are pro-Meghan here.” Congratulations on your astounding reading comprehension. Whatever gave away the fact that this site has been pro-Meghan for the past four, five years?

        Thirdly, it’s clear you very specifically came here to lay out a red herring disguised as “a mere presentation of the facts,” rather than engage in a discussion of the systemic racism that we now know with confidence, thanks to your factual knowledge, is not limited to the royal machine, but also Scotland Yard and the Home Office.

        Fourthly, if you truly wanted advance your agenda, you should not have brought up the pandemic and the cost of the Sussex’s new home, as it is a well used refrain among the British tabloid press.

      • ARDEE says:

        I guess we are all supposed to disbelieve what the actual royal, a military veteran, grandson of the actual f**king queen and a 6th in line to the throne, is announcing to the world about how his security was pulled by his father. Let’s all believe the self proclaimed royal gossiper MRS. LIZZYD on celebitchy about goings on behind palace walls 🙄

      • Petra says:

        @Mrs LizzyD, Can you please explain why BRF and Scotland yard allow the British public to think the BRF were still funding Harry and Meghan security when the security was already pulled?

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Mrs LizzyD, I am in total agreement with LaraW. If security is provided based on threat level then I have to wonder what justification the Home Office and Scotland Yard used to deny security to Prince Harry at least. I think there should be more press regarding that than anything else. Because this sounds like they just went along with the brf IN SPITE of the threat level. Doesn’t reflect well on them at all, and I think people should focus on that more.

      • Keri says:

        Both the queen and Charles could have paid for temporary security using their private funds until the Sussexes formalized their plans. They have millions in private wealth. Wealth that they actively try to hide while they use the royal brand they denied Harry and Meg to make money. See also princess Michael of Kent and her husband.

        If Andrew, the lout, can provide his children security, what does that say about Charles who willingly set up money/trusts for all of Camilla’s grown ass children who are older than Harry? These aren’t normal people. They have hundreds of millions in private wealth but they are so awful that they have no qualms about cutting off family members who face real security risks. GMAFB! Andrew is a better father than Charles. Who would have predicted that?

      • Becks1 says:

        Beatrice and Eugenie also had RPOs when they were growing up, so that’s why Harry and Meghan assumed Archie would also have that.

        Also, Kate had taxpayer funded security starting in 2008, before she even was engaged to William, and here we are in 2021, still waiting for her to become a full time royal.

      • Keri says:

        “But as Harry at almost 40 cribs abut being cut-off,”

        I always wonder at the disconnect when anti-Sussex people bring up the argument that Harry is almost 40 years old when the royals, the queen, Charles, William, and Kate are all older than Harry and are still welfare royals. Harry got out and with Diana’s help is making his own money at 36. I don’t see any of the others doing this.

        His family is independently wealthy and are also receiving tax payer funded money for doing the bare minimum. You’d think the least the Queen or Charles could do was use the money they privately own to help fund Harry’s security for a couple months till they worked things out financially. These people helped whip up the press frenzy by throwing this family under the bus to hide their own crap. They knew the danger this family was in and they did nothing while Charles let everyone believe he was privately funding them. The mental gymnastics people go through to criticize the Sussexes for what the rest of the royals feel entitled to/take for granted is crazy.

      • GINEVRA says:

        Lizzy, they wanted Meghan out of the way so Charles/The Firm/William had security, knowing that they were death threats at a high level

        We, the world are watching. It is about time the Commonwealth pulled out. They are the ones who hefty Sovereign Grants to help keep those leeches albeit they are worth Billions.

    • Tasz says:

      The Sussex property in California was breached twice by a trespasser from Ohio in December. I guess Petty Bitch Betty isn’t that concerned for her grandson and his family.

      • Bloemheks says:

        It’s incredible anyone in the UK thinks it’s appropriate for Harry not to have security given the risk. Diana’s death was the equivalent of the assassination of JFK for the UK. Yet here they were raging about Harry and Meghan’s security costs. Many on Twitter still believe they are paying for Harry and Meghan’s security and nothing will change their minds. They truly do not care if this woman dies. It’s horrific.

    • Madelaine says:

      Mrs LizzyD: Many thanks for this unnecessary vindication of the royals’ benevolence. This piece would be of much use in the Daily Mails’ comment section but since such preaching barely serves the truth and implicitly puts into question the victims’ documented account of emotionally traumatic times, well it is my humble opinion that perhaps, you could have kept it to yourself?

      An by the way, I am not pro-Meghan: 1- I am no idol worshipper. 2- She forgot to pay me that. I am simply against blatant injustices.

    • Lionel says:

      This is one of the many things I wish Oprah had clarified for the audience. Who currently gets state security, and who doesn’t? Who currently gets family-funded security, and who doesn’t? Is the security provided really tied to one’s title? What would Archie have been eligible for (state-funded or family-funded?) and, therefore, who was making the decisions about providing or withdrawing his protection?

      Other things I wish she’d followed up on:
      What are the *details* of the arrangement between the palace and the tabloids?
      Why, specifically, was the Firm upset that Meghan (+/- Harry) was so successful on the Oceania tour?

      We can speculate all we want as to the answers, and the speculation here often proves correct. But it’s still speculation until we hear it from the source, and it still needs to be spelled out for the general public. IMO Oprah dropped the ball on this one.

      • Carmen-Jamrock says:

        Oprah didnt “drop the ball.” She wasnt conducting a “tea-spilling” extravaganza abt the inner workings of the royals. The Interview was an opportunity for H&M to pushbk on some of the most egregious lies perpetrated against them by the palace & the press (as part of the secret pack between the royals & the uk media: complete access in exchange for gd press/refuse access and pay the price.)

        As H&M began their new life it was clear to everyone wth eyes tht the smears & lies were not abating.

        As M said: “I dont know how the firm expect that we would remain silent while they continue to perpetuate falsehoods about us.”

      • GINEVRA says:

        It is my belief that as Meghan said they do not want her around! They, perhaps want her dead ..roadkill….. just like Princess Diana, hence the reason security was pulled.

        Meghan should never set foot back in the UK because the RF and Firm are NOT to be trusted.

      • Madelaine says:

        The queen is a trillionnaire and Charles’ annual revenue amounts to 24 million pounds per year thanks to the sale of his organic products. So let me put it bluntly: this clan of possessed child fondlers simply wanted Meghan and Archie dead (freak or John Lennon-like “accident”.

  3. equality says:

    Did she feel that way when she left her own children for weeks at a time to travel? Does she feel that way about the other great-grandchildren she can’t see because of a pandemic? When she saw him as a baby there were no pictures of her even touching the child.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Has the queen ever hugged anyone? Lol

      • Desert Lizard says:

        Well, she shook hands with Charles when he was five and she was returning after a six month tour so I doubt it. Maybe she has hugged Phil on occasion. IDK. She’s not a warm grandma-type.

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        Lol! Not unless curtsies are the hugs of the realm.

      • PrincessK says:

        The Queen feeling distraught about Philip is utter rubbish, they have been living separate lives for decades and might have been divorced if she wasn’t the Queen.

        Desperate to hug Archie, 🙄…..pull the other one. These journalists just make it up.

      • h-barista says:

        Michelle Obama spontaneously hugged the queen when they met!

    • Mumzy says:

      equality, my first thought was the image of her returning home after a long trip abroad where (then very young) Charles waited to greet her. She gave him a light kiss on one cheek, then an oh so proper handshake.

      Know what would be better than handshake and pat on the head from granny ER II? Her apologizing for what happened under the umbrella of her authority, acknowledging the incredible work H&M have done and are doing, paying (from her own, personal vast fortune) to provide Harry and his family with security guards. (And in opposite world, she would then bring in a multicultural task force to fire the old guard and hire new staff who will create and enforce a zero tolerance policy for assholery. And she would offer up Andrew to the American FBI for questioning. And then, she would announce that upon her death the monarchy would be dissolved.)

    • Has the Queen visited Phillip in the hospital yet? Because if she has, I haven’t seen any stories around that.

      • MsIam says:

        Exactly, she’s been vaccinated so what’s the excuse? Maybe she doesn’t want to run into Phil’s mistress?

      • MsIam says:

        Deleted due to double post.

      • equality says:

        After the interview Phillip seems to have been completely forgotten. He is only worth mentioning when H&M do something. I wonder if Will would have thrown Phil to the dogs and put out that he was the one who made the racist comments if H hadn’t specifically cleared him.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This was the issue that drove me to comment. It’s just so disgusting. To even try to get a readership to swallow dreck that is beyond belief.

  4. Nic919 says:

    The only time I expect tears from her is if a horse or a corgi dies.

  5. M.S. says:

    Has she…ever hugged any of her children or grandchildren or great grandchildren? She does not strike me as a hugger.

    • BW says:

      I don’t think she’s ever touched another human being. Well, maybe Philip 4 times, but that was decades ago.

  6. Yoyo says:

    If Archie was a Corgi or a horse I would believe it.
    From Harry, this past year is the most he has spoken to his Queen, (in his life) funny she was living a short distance from Frogmore Cottage and he could not just pop around for a visit.
    Meghan mentioned that she knew Eugenie or Beatrice before she met Harry, and they were visiting Andrew and Fergie when the Queen graced them with her presence.
    I watched the interview Friday night, Harry and Meghan are just too nice for those Judases in the Royal family and Courtiers.
    I know Harry loves his grandparents but he is seeing them through rose color glasses.
    He stated what everyone knew, that the BM controls the Royal family and they’ve to offer up fresh kill for them to feast off of, without M & H the BM is going to start feasting off the Royal family again.

    • Ginger says:

      Meghan also had kind words for the Queen. I knew they wouldn’t trash her. I feel like more could be said once the Queen dies.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      “Love” in this case (and in toxic relationships in general) is nothing more than a sense of obligation to a person. None of this is love. That man has a lot more pain to process before he comes to terms with that fact.

  7. Snuffles says:

    It’s not remotely safe for Archie to step foot in the UK right now. I don’t trust the family or the public because some rando might come after him because of the hate stoked by the tabloids and the royals won’t have the protection in place to keep him safe.

  8. Lauren says:

    Petty Betty does not have an emotional bone in her body, unless pets or her pedo son are involved.

  9. Harper says:

    The biggest laugh is that she is distraught over Philip. She probably has to be reminded he is in the hospital–out of sight out of mind.

  10. Feebee says:

    I can believe she misses Harry. Not tearful, I mean let’s not get carried away or anything. But I do think she has a good relationship with him. I believe she allowed herself that because he was a spare. And within that lies the problem. She’s so into the duty BS that that rules everything regardless of anything family. In addition she has the grey suits who don’t need to give a toss about the family as humans, they have a monarchy to run. The human emotion must be oh so tiresome and just something that needs to be dealt with. On top of that she has a frustrated son wanting to stamp his mark and with his own agenda. None of this excuses anything. Anytime I think about giving her a break I remember the immediate aftermath of Diana’s death. I really think that she (and the Firm) are making the same mistake. This isn’t going to blow over if they just hold the line. No amount of Willie accompanying Kate so she doesn’t have to answer anything and then sending her out on a blatant and and crass PR stunt alone and unmasked is going to help.

    • Yoyo says:

      How can she miss Harry, when she hardly saw him outside of work related appearances or at Christmas and he didn’t attend for 2 years, Canada and Covid-19.
      I wonder If the Queen ever saw Archie since his christening, chances are no.

    • MsIam says:

      She misses Harry, her favorite grandchild, but she was perfectly fine with him not having security and a place to live. Thanks grandma. You know when I first moved from home out of state, I had a low paying job, couldn’t afford an apartment so I had to rent a room in a house, its was terrible, roaches everywhere. Anyway, every now and then I would get a card from from my grandmother and she would put $20 in it. She only had a little Social Security check but she would put a note in the card saying “I just want you to have something, just in case.” My grandmother was not the Queen, but she was a queen to me. Ok, I have to go off and cry now.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    US weekly probably talks to a few royal reporters who push this image of a loving grandmother.

    • Yoyo says:

      It’s like Omid Scobie, who some people think have the Sussexes in his back pocket, but they only release via their friends to him what they want, even with Oprah they held back a lot.
      Always keep an Ace up your sleeves. And they have shown they will drop the hammer when it suits them.

      • Desert Lizard says:

        Yes they have shown that and it would be in the RF’s best interest to stop pushing them. Meghan has receipts, they shouldn’t think for a moment she doesn’t. She has been lied about, threatened, and abused. She would not speak out about anything without having a paper trail. They have underestimated her and Harry.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @Desert Lizard-
        The BRF is so incredibly arrogantly entitled, they will continue to push until they’ve gone a step too far.

    • MsIam says:

      All this to keep from saying “I’m sorry I hurt you”.

  12. Becks1 says:

    I don’t believe she has the emotional capacity to feel that strongly about any of her great grandchildren.

  13. Jay says:

    Is it possible US weekly accidentally cold-called a random Elizabeth Windsor from the phone book who is desperate to hug her grandchild? This is just not credible.

  14. luna says:

    Regardless of the authenticity of the story, I think Usweekly sources might need to be taken more seriously. After the interview, I was going through Celebitchy archives to see the coverage during the event they went after Meghan admitted being suicidal to Harry. There were stories about her feeling not well at all, she’s having a horrible time etc and the source was always Usweekly.

    Of course I’m not an expert on royal coverage, but it looked like during their dark period, Usweekly was the prominent source for correct information regarding Sussexes.

    • ABritGuest says:

      Last year the Fail had a story about a ‘friend’ saying Meghan was anxious & had trouble sleeping in the U.K. I think the palace whispered to a few outlets about this.

      I can’t see the Queen as a hugger& hearing more about the Sussexes’ side of events& seeing continued bashing of Meghan, I really don’t want to hear that the family miss Archie.

  15. teehee says:

    That is

    DISGUSTING.

    Social pressure and sympathy ploys to yank someone back under your control and make them do your bidding.

    its what abusive partners do when their spouse flees to save themselves- they publically announce how sad they are to embarrass you and pressure you to returning.

    They love to pretend about being “so sad” if there is an innocent child involved, too, that should NEVER be dragged in as a pawn.

    And in truth they never gave A CRAP about you while you were there.

    I am so over this “family” now.

  16. Lily says:

    This ridiculous story is on par with when the tabloids enabled Thomas Markle to toxic gaslight his daughter by painting the bully as a crying victim in order to avoid accountability while continuing the abuse. It’s disgusting.

    Apparently Meghan has made her father cry, Keen Kate, her staff, the Cambridge’s staff, and now the Queen.

    Who exactly do they think Harry fell in love with, Attila the Hun? Why doesn’t Harry get the same level of blame?

    It’s blatantly clear the people who disparage Meghan are enormously jealous of her for being black, intelligent, successful, a good person, beautiful AND better than they could ever be, and they just can’t handle it.

    This is pure racism and jealousy.

    • ElleE says:

      Never forget that Th0m@$ Markle was given a slot on national TV to threaten his daughter and SIL. Do what I tell you to do or I will hurt you both (by giving more interviews)???

      Most incels have to use crude tools like gmail and fb posts to stalk and threaten the women they live to hurt- male stalkers in the UK are so lucky to have their own dedicated network slots!

  17. kelleybelle says:

    Wow, US is really piling on the BS, eh? lol They’re as bad as The Enquirer and The Fail now. What a comical “story.”

  18. Cava24 says:

    I would be shocked if she was anywhere near that kid in a private familial setting more than 3 or 4 time in the six months after his birth. Surely she’s desperate to hug Will and Zara’s kids too, right? Because there is no way she has been near them in the last year.

    • Lily says:

      Good point. Covid is making grandparents around the globe cry in desperation from not being able to hug their grandkids in a year. Therefore, Meghan created Covid. It’s all Meghan’s fault.

  19. Margles says:

    I mean, it’s possible the queen is upset as this is a serious blow to her image with the Commonwealth. Something she actually seems to care about…

    • Persephone says:

      Her image – yes. But not the actual people of the Commonwealth. Those she wouldn’t pee on if they were on fire.

  20. EM says:

    The Queen wants to “give Archie a hug.” Give me a break, the woman probably did not hug her own children when they were growing up.

  21. MsIam says:

    If she was that desperate to “hug” Archie (and presumably the new baby too you would think, though no mention of that. Anyone notice that?) then the family would issue a public apology to Meghan for her treatment and not supporting her during her time there. Lets see if that happens, otherwise FOH.

  22. Izzy says:

    She doesn’t even like babies, everyone knows this. She also doesn’t GAF about Archie specifically, everyone now ALSO knows this.

  23. Sophie says:

    This is the EXACT nonsense I hear from my estranged mother, but when she is given explicit opportunities to connect with her grandchildren, she straight up doesn’t even bother to respond. Why be a decent person when you can just complain to everyone around you about being the victim of your own cruelty?

  24. ElleE says:

    If we are just making things up about ppl we don’t know, based only on yrs of People magazine coverage:

    1. Harry: favorite grandson
    2. Meghan: favorite married-in
    3. Archie: would have been, and maybe is anyway, favorite grandchild (see #1)

    Is this so hard to believe?

  25. Bendy Windy says:

    I don’t believe QEII has ever given any of her children or grandchildren a big hug. Ever.

  26. Carmen says:

    Did she ever hug that baby once while they were living in England or even visit him? I thought not.

  27. Auntie_Git says:

    Disagree. She is losing her husband, the love of her life since she was 13 years old. She’s realizing that she made some major major f**k ups with one of her favorite grandchildren (Harry), and as Meghan herself said, they always got along. I don’t think you can say she’s not crying. Maybe she is Petty Betty and doesn’t care fig about anyone, but I think she can be a hard hearted bitch who has made incredibly stupid mistakes, and *also* be sad and teary, missing her great grandson and extremely emotional. Just because she has made (many) mistakes doesn’t mean she can’t feel emotions. You’re going hard on an old lady. Chill! Life sucks for her this week.

    • lanne says:

      A husband she hasn’t bothered to visit (and he’s been dying for the past few years) yet whose mistress/companion stays by his side.

    • MsIam says:

      Sorry but she’s a terrible person. Plus she’s using her husband’s illness to bludgeon her grandson’s reputation so he’ll keep quiet about her terrible family. So no, she can’t pull out the grandma card, not around here anyway.

    • PrincessK says:

      Philip is no longer the love of her life, that ended years ago. She probably has some affection for him but that is about it. He has treated the Queen very badly, it will all come out eventually, right now no one wants to embarrass and upset the Queen.

      Philip treated Liz far worse than Charles to Diana, which is why the Queen couldn’t understand why Diana couldn’t cope with it.

      • Tessa says:

        The QUeen is monarch, Philip consort.
        She was not dispensable like Married In Diana. She had no worries like Diana had. The married mistress got what Diana had.

      • Nyro says:

        Spill the tea. Philip is obviously like a total prick. I wouldn’t put emotional abuse past him at all. I’m sure she wanted her marriage to last but I bet there was a part of her that breathed a sigh of relief when he started living with his mistress full time.

      • Emily_C says:

        That’s just the way the British royals treat the women in their family. Married-ins get it worse, but all the women have always been treated like garbage. And there are always powerful women there on the men’s side, no matter what the men do. Doesn’t matter if they were Tudors or Windsors — this is who they’ve always been. QEII probably thought Diana should have been grateful she wasn’t beheaded.

    • Merricat says:

      Pretty sure the queen would be furious if she knew people were saying she was teary. Lol. It’s not her style.

    • Nyro says:

      Is he the love of her life? He, with the help if his uncle, weasled his way into her life like the gold digger he is and got in her head when she was just a boy crazy 13 year old. He was 18. She never had a chance to really have any other love. I wouldn’t be surprised if she resented him not just for the cheating but for “claiming” her before she even knew anything about men.

  28. February-Pisces says:

    She’s never hugged any of her children, grandchildren or literally anyone, but she’ll start with her 8th great grandchild. Sure, that’s believable 😬

  29. Carmelita says:

    Toxic people weaponize their grandchildren. You see it all the time.

  30. Robin says:

    And yet someone in the RF has employed lawyers to investigate the accusations made by Meghan and Harry. That’s not very family friendly, is it? It’s not, we’re sad about what’s happened, let’s look at this as a family. No, it’s let’s legally weaponise the hell out of ourselves to fight you. I couldn’t believe it when I read lawyers were involved. M&H are in negative numbers here, popularity wise. I don’t think that matters at all outside the UK. Sad thing is, the RF is on a crest of a wave since the interview, riding high in the UK, when they should be thinking hard about what has happened.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Robin, I think they want the lawyers to find out what happened and come up with a way to handle it that won’t make the family members look bad. They will be throwing people under the bus in the palace(s). Then they can come out with a statement that they never knew how much Meghan’s mental health was affected. Harry threw them a bone by stating he never talked to a family member. I keep trying to decide whether that’s true or if he was protecting them?

      *edited to include: There’s also attorney-client privilege so only what the family wants out there will be.

    • equality says:

      There’s a twitter rumor that Meghan has asked for the files concerning the employee complaints and that the palace is trying to locate them.

  31. JanetDR says:

    Of all of the stories being put out this is the most unbelievable! 😂 Seriously royals, hire a better writer!

  32. Merricat says:

    Considering that the rf helped foment racial hatred against Meghan and Archie and then were fine with removing security for them, it is illogical to pretend that racism ISN’T the main reason the queen doesn’t have Archie around to hug or shake his hand or whatever.

  33. Coco says:

    People all over the planet have been desperate to hug their loved ones for over a year. You’re not special, Queenie.

  34. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    So, now she’s grandmother/great-grandmother of the year? LOL. Even I know there’s a large moat between her and her seedlings. She never reads as a loving, hands-on mother/grandmother/great-grandmother.

    She needs to retire that narrative.

    Lizzy, you’re not fooling anyone not built on that ridiculous fairy tale.

  35. Gm says:

    For those above. Forbes article stated Harry did NOT inherit from the Queen Mother. If they have legit sources stating otherwise please post.

    • notasugarhere says:

      You’d expect better from Forbes. Yes, Harry did inherit from the Queen Mum. All of the great grandkids did, the ones who were alive at the time she put things in trust. Louise and James didn’t make the cut. You can find the article online that details her will

      The Guardian
      2 April 2002
      The Gamble that Foiled the Taxman

    • notasugarhere says:

      Hmm. Post disappeared. Yes, he did inherit from the Queen Mum. All the great grandchildren did, except James and Louise who weren’t around in time to be name in the trust. See the article in the Guardian, The Gamble that foiled the taxman.

  36. aquarius64 says:

    Notice Bad Dad has not made the 30 day threat directly on a US outlet. Exposure to criminal prosecution?

  37. RedWeatherTiger says:

    Anything stopping Brenda from getting on a private plane and flapping to Montecito for a big grammy hug? Oh, right. Phil’s health.

  38. BlueToile says:

    Well, yeah, HM has always been a real emotionally accepting person and physically demonstrative. Remember when a young Elizabeth arrived back in England after months abroad touring and she swept little Charles up in a big bear hug right there in front of everybody? 🙄 (*Sarcasm off*) C’mon. She gave the little boy left behind a handshake! She has always been dead inside.

    • Fabiola says:

      I’m not buying what the royals are selling. Yeah right that Elizabeth cares about Archie and misses him so. These aristocrats are not the kind to hug and kiss their kids. If she really cared about him she would help with his security to keep him and his parents alive.

  39. JK says:

    I can’t imagine how heartbreaking it must have been for Doria all these years. She must have known maybe not the full extent but enough, as mothers often do. I hope she gets to see and enjoy being with her precious grandchildren and hug them every day!

  40. Victoria says:

    They wanted Meghan to die. And Harry too since he chose her. Cutting off a child/son for marrying a biracial woman and having a child who is mostly white but you are harping on the small percentage of Blsck genes he has which don’t even show is just a prime example of how deep white supremacy is.

    The security was needed because the BRF wouldn’t call the press off. They helped them with their awful headlines by leaking lies or half truths. This turned the public against them.

    It’s the very least Charles’ bitchmade ass could have done.