Prince Harry and Meghan say they are trying to keep the peace with the royal family but have “no regrets” about their interviews.
According to Us Magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship” with the Queen in order to “keep the peace” within the family.
The couple has made numerous criticisms against the royal family in recent months but now wants a quiet life following the birth of their second child.
The Mail on Sunday has told that the Queen will no longer remain silent when Prince Harry and Meghan spread “mistruths” about the Royal Family in the public.
“It’s no secret that the last year Harry and Meghan have been at war with the royals,” the source said. “All is not forgiven, but after all the backlash regarding their interviews — which by the way, the pair have no regrets about — they’re trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship with the queen in order to keep the peace.”
The source has also said that the Sussexes want “to avoid being demoted as a royal at all cost” and that the “worst-case scenario, losing their titles.”
It has been revealed that the Queen has withdrawn her established “never complain, never explain” policy and instructed peers to correct any statements which falsify her private conversations or those of other senior Royals.
It demonstrates the Queen’s frustration regarding the endless conferences that associates of the Duke and Duchess have been giving to the media following the debate over Harry and Meghan’s choice of the name for their new daughter.
A source has also said that the recent episode had sent the Queen “over the edge”.
The argument started when US-based journalists favored by supporters of Harry and Meghan reported that the couple had “requested permission” to name their daughter Lilibet, a deeply personal childhood nickname of the Queen that was utilized by a very shut family, together with her late husband Prince Philip.
The dispute started when a Palace source told the BBC that the Sussexes “never asked” the Queen about using her childhood nickname and a royal insider described the conversation between Harry and his grandmother as “a telling, not an asking”
Harry and Meghan reacted quickly, ordering their lawyers to question the BBC story, which they described as “false and defamatory”.
The Duke also said that his grandmother was “supportive” of his choice of name and the couple wouldn’t have used it if this wasn’t the case.
“The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement,” a spokesman for the couple said. “In fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming Lilibet in her honor. Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name.”
It has only added to conflicts following several allegations made by the royal couple since their move to the US. Sources say that the Queen’s more response to tons of media briefings from allies of the Sussexes will go further than the Lilibet story.
“This is about whether or not what is being reported is an accurate version of what actually happened,” an insider said.
The Monarch set the controversy aside on the celebration of her annual birthday parade as she smiled and tapped her feet to the music during Trooping the Color.
The Queen is said to be one of the first people the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told about the birth of their daughter.
“She has put the drama from the interviews aside and is overjoyed to be a great-grandmother again,” the source added.
Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born at 11:40 am at a Santa Barbara hospital on June 4.
“She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we’ve felt from across the globe.” the couple said in a statement. “Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family.”
The couple who are now based in California, announced the arrival of their daughter last Sunday, inciting warm messages of congratulations from the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Mail on Sunday also reported that Harry sent a text message to Kate, strengthening her role as a bridge between him and his brother that appeared to be built at Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
But the atmosphere turned bitter with an article in the New York Post that says it had been “told” by unnamed sources that “Harry called the Queen for permission to name his daughter Lilibet”.
The piece was soon picked up by media outlets and that a high-ranking palace source did not question claims by a BBC reporter that no such permission had been requested.
The BBC story has later been shut down within hours with a letter from Harry and Meghan’s lawyers.
Prince Harry and Meghan’s friends also told US journalists that the Queen had been introduced to Lilibet over a video call.
However, an insider denied it.
“No video call has taken place”, the source said. “Friends of the Sussexes appear to have given misleading briefings to journalists about what the Queen had said and that took the whole thing over the edge. The Palace couldn’t deny the story that this was a mistruth.”
Though the palace wants to make peace with Prince Harry and Meghan even after allegations against the royal family, the Queen and other senior royals have shown there is a limit to their patience.