The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released an ITV documentary last month, ‘Harry and Meghan: An African Journey’, where they both alluded to the strain they feel they are currently under. Meghan even said she felt like she was “existing” not living at the moment. Both Prince William’s and the Queen’s households are believed to be “very worried” about Harry and his wife in case they are in a “fragile place” following their revealing interviews even several weeks later. Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer tweeted today: “While there is concern for Harry and Meghan’s mental health, their attitude has disappointed the Queen and other members of the Royal Family, according to several sources.”
However, this is not the first time Harry has worried his relatives.
Harry had a lifelong dream of joining the army, and did so in 2005. He served for two terms in Afghanistan, before reverting to a more administrative role which he gave up in 2015.
Angela Levin revealed in her 2018 book, ‘Harry: Conversations with the Prince’, that in 2015 Harry was a cause for concern among the Royal Family, as he was just about to give up life in the army.
In one of his last acts of military duty, he flew to Sydney to be trained with the Australian Defence Force.
The Queen and her grandson Prince Harry (Image: Getty)
Harry with Prince William and the Queen (Image: Getty)
He first went to Canberra to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier and then promptly reported for duty to Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin – the Chief of the Defence Force.
Ms Levin explained: “He presented him with a letter from his grandmother, which reading between the lines sounds very much as if she was rather worried about Harry and decided to send the Chief Marshal a note to ask in the subtlest of royal terms if he could look out for him.”
The biographer had previously said the Royal Family were concerned Harry would “go off the rails” if he were not in the army. Harry himself later said he feels like needs “to have a wage” with something “to keep [him] ticking along” and provide him with “balance”,