Prince Philip Has “Walked Away” From Prince Harry

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From Good Housekeeping

  • Prince Philip has apparently “walked away” from Prince Harry after feeling his advice fell on “deaf ears.”
  • Harry’s behavior (aka stepping away from royal duties) is “completely alien to him.”

Apparently Prince Harry’s tensions with the royal family extend to his grandfather Prince Philip, who simply doesn’t get why Harry stepped down from royal duties and moved to the United States.

“Philip simply cannot understand how Harry has behaved the way he has done,” author Ingrid Seward tells Vanity Fair. “His grandson’s behavior is completely alien to him so not unnaturally the relationship has suffered. Don’t forget this is a man about to turn 100 who has devoted 68 years of his adult life to supporting the monarchy, and this has been a great shock. The Queen would not want him to worry at his age, but Philip’s absence from the Sandringham Summit spoke volumes. The fact that he was driven away from the big house at Sandringham before everyone even arrived signaled he didn’t want to be part of it.”

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Seward says that Philip has “walked away” from the situation because his advice fell on “deaf ears.”

“Philip’s way is that he says his bit, and then steps back from the situation because he doesn’t like to interfere,” she explains. “It was up to Harry and Meghan to listen but they didn’t and Philip has always been very protective of the Queen so if anyone upsets her, they upset him too. His mantra is the monarchy comes first, second, and third. He cuttingly reminded the late Diana, Princess of Wales that being a member of the royal family was not a popularity contest but involved everyone working together for the good of the institution of the monarchy.”

Oh, FYI, apparently “Philip welcomed Meghan at the beginning,” because he “knows what it’s like to be an outsider,” but the Sussexes’ actions “left a bad taste and as a consequence the relationship with Harry has suffered.”

Like…all Harry did was move to the States? No reason to end an entire grandchild-grandparent relationship!

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