Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines this week following their documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up about a number of things – from Harry’s rumoured feud with Prince William, to Meghan’s admission that she’s ‘not okay’.
Since it aired, there have been several reports about the royal family’s reaction to it – as some have compared it to Princess Diana’s explosive Panorama interview in 1997 – with William said to be ‘worried’ about his brother.
The Queen has stayed quiet on the subject, but some are keen to know why a portrait of Harry and Meghan has been taken down in Buckingham Palace.
When Boris Johnson became the newly elected leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister in July this year, he visited the Queen. Eagle-eyed royal fans noticed that the Queen had three pictures on side table – one of William and Kate Middleton, one of William and Harry together in their military uniforms, and one of Harry and Meghan at the front.
However, during the Queen’s meeting with the High Commissioner for Grenada, Kisha Alexander-Grant, earlier this week, people noticed that suddenly the photo of Harry and Meghan was no longer on the table.
This is what the Queen’s side table looked like most recently:
William and Kate’s photo remains alongside the portrait of the two brothers.
However, rather than a shady move on the Queen’s part, it is thought that the photo has been removed to respect the couple’s privacy. The Queen may have taken the picture down to not draw any more attention to the couple following the media frenzy following the documentary.
Unfortunately, it appears that it has done quite the opposite and has a lot of people questioning why the photo is no longer on show.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the photos.