Britain’s monarch retains images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, together with Prince Harry, on the principle desk. Nonetheless Meghan and Harry’s engagement picture was eliminated sooner or later between July and October 2019, and positioned on a second desk additional again.
Video and images from the Queen’s first in-person viewers with the Prime Minister in 15 months, revealed it stays within the relegated place.
Beneath regular circumstances the Queen meets Britain’s PM for talks each week, however this was suspended as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The Sussexes’ engagement picture was on the premier desk in July 2019, when the Queen invited Boris Johnson to kind a Authorities.
Nonetheless it had been moved by October, when she met Grenadian excessive commissioner Kisha Alexander-Grant.
This passed off simply days after an ITV documentary on the Sussexes’ Africa tour aired, throughout which Meghan admitted she had been struggling.
Harry and Meghan stood down from frontline royal duties in March 2020 and moved to California.
Relations with the broader Royal Household deteriorated additional a yr later in March 2021, when the Sussexes had been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for CBS.
Meghan claimed “issues and conversations” had been raised about Archie’s “pores and skin tone” forward of his delivery.
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Meghan additionally alleged she struggled to get psychological well being assist from inside the royal system.
In response Buckingham Palace launched a uncommon assertion on behalf of the Queen, expressing remorse at Meghan’s struggling.
Nonetheless it additionally famous “some recollections might fluctuate” concerning the occasions mentioned.
Video launched from the Queen’s first prime ministerial viewers in 15 months reveals her describing Matt Hancock, the well being secretary, as a “poor man”.
As Mr Johnson bows the monarch feedback: “How good to see you once more.”
The prime minister replies: “It’s been 15 months.”
In response the Queen states: “Good heavens. It’s most extraordinary.
“I’ve simply been speaking to your secretary of state for well being, poor man. He got here for privy council.”
Texts launched by Dominic Cummings, previously the PM’s chief advisor, reveal Mr Johnson described Matt Hancock as “hopeless” over a part of his pandemic dealing with.
Labour’s deputy chief Angela Rayner has referred to as for a public inquiry into the Authorities’s pandemic dealing with “as rapidly as doable”.