TORONTO — A framed photo of Prince Harry and Meghan seems to have been removed from a table in Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace reception space, as inquiries continue to swirl about a probable rift inside the Royal Family members.
The photo’s absence is evident in a photo of the Queen getting the Higher Commissioner for Grenada, Lakisha Grant, for a private audience at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
In the image of the two ladies meeting, a framed photo of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and one more of Prince William and Prince Harry standing in military uniform can be noticed placed on a table to the left of the fireplace.
As innocuous as the arrangement might look, eagle-eyed royal watchers had been speedy to notice that a photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which had resided on the very same table previously, had been removed.
The photo of Prince Harry and Meghan utilized to sit in front of the photo of Prince William and his wife Kate on the fireside table, according to previous photographs displaying the Queen getting guests in that space.
For instance, in a single photo taken in the Queen’s audience space in July, when she was meeting then-newly elected Conservative Celebration Leader Boris Johnson, the photo of Prince Harry and Meghan can be spotted in front of the photo of Prince William and Kate on the table.
The photo’s disappearance comes days soon after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stirred up media interest for providing unusually private interviews to ITV’s Tom Bradby for the documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” which aired on Sunday.
In the documentary, the couple shared revealing specifics about the struggles they have faced whilst below the continual scrutiny of the press.
In a single especially emotional clip, which has been viewed millions of instances on the web, the Duchess admitted that adjusting to motherhood in the limelight has been “challenging.”
“It’s a really true point to be going by means of behind the scenes,” she explained. “Not several individuals have asked if I’m OK.”
Prince Harry, as well, created headlines for acknowledging in the documentary that he and his brother Prince William have knowledgeable tensions and are on “different paths.”
“You have superior days and you have undesirable days,” he stated in the interview.
The documentary has reportedly been a supply of conflict in the Royal Family members with a palace supply telling the BBC that Prince William is “worried” about the Duke and Duchess.
CTV Royal Commentator Richard Berthelsen stated he thinks there is some truth to stories reporting a conflict among the two princes.
“There was a lot of speculation that the rift was among the duchesses and there was this sense that it was all these young ladies that had been fighting… In truth, I’ve typically believed that it was truly about the boys,” he told CTV News Channel on Wednesday.
Berthelsen stated he does not comprehend what Prince Harry and Meghan’s technique is in agreeing to do the interviews for the documentary.
“They look to be either naïve or possibly a tiny as well calculated in becoming just vague adequate in some of their answers that individuals can study into virtually something they want to,” he stated. “I feel this is truly not assisting in producing a steady atmosphere for them and in truth it is producing higher media interest.”
As for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future in the Royal Family members, Berthelsen stated he thinks Harry’s father, the Prince of Wales, might have to have to intervene quickly to figure out how they will conduct themselves in their charitable perform.
“[To] obtain out no matter if they want to continue on and the terms in which they want to continue due to the fact this sort of interview is not going to perform in the way the Royal Family members functions,” he stated.
Buckingham Palace has not commented on the documentary or any of its revelations.