A letter sent into the Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed one reader’s anger over the “unforgivable” way the Queen has been treated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Daily Mail editor Richard Eden tweeted: “Strong feelings among newspaper readers over Harry and Meghan. This is a letter to the Daily Telegraph.”
The letter sent to the Daily Telegraph read: “Sir, I am sure we will wish the Sussexes well in their new life.
“What is harder to accept is their lack of respect towards the Queen.
“She is not only Prince Harry’s monarch but also his grandmother.
“The way she has been treated is unforgivable.
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“Marel Elliston, Hatfield Peverel, Essex.”
Royal commentator Angela Levin after reading the letter tweeted: “Spot on!”
The letter referred to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcing that they were stepping away permanently from their royal duties.
This announcement happened at the same time that Prince Philip took ill and had to be admitted to hospital, many royal commentators saw the timing of the announcement as “disrespectful” because of this.
About the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes announcement, a statement Buckingham Palace said: “Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.
“The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.
“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”
A spokesman for Meghan and Harry also released a statement that read: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty.
“They also remain committed to their service to the UK and around the world.
“They have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”