The British royal family was deeply saddened when they gathered at Westminster Abbey to remember Prince Philip, who died last January at the age 99.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and other royals were not present. They reportedly refused travel to the U.K. because of security concerns.
“Tensions within the royal family are still very much there. I think it’s incredibly disappointing that he didn’t feel as though he was able to put the past behind him, to at least set aside any quibbles that he might have over security and over anything else, just to be there for the Queen,”Charlie Lankston, Dailymail.com editor
Harry is being slammed online for skipping his grandfather’s memorial.
The queen, 95, recently recovered from COVID-19, was accompanied by Prince Andrew, her son disgraced, six weeks after he had settled a sexual abuse lawsuit.
“The Queen and Prince Andrew have always had an incredibly close bond. There’s no denying that. But I don’t think the Epstein scandal will ever be behind Prince Andrew,”Lankston stated.
The queen made her first public appearance in five years. Apart from the fact that she was using a walking stick for support, she looked strong and even stood up to sing.
A color that was worn by the queen was called “Edinburgh green”Because it was a favorite of her husband. While she did attend the memorial, she passed on a number of later receptions.