Majority of readers say Prince Harry 'should have consulted the Queen'

The Royal Family are ‘hurt’ by Harry and Meghan's announcement they will step back as senior royals.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 5:58 pm
Updated Friday, 10th January 2020, 4:12 pm
A large majority in our poll think Prince Harry and his wife Meghan should have consulted the Queen about their big decision.

It has been reported that The Sussexes did not speak with any royal on the matter. But should they have done?

We asked in our Facebook poll: “Do you think the Queen should have been consulted before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced they wished to step back as senior members of the Royal Family?

At the time of writing over 2,100 people had voted in our poll, with 80% saying yes, 20% saying no.

Sue Allcroft said: “I think this is extremely discourteous to the Queen, Prince Charles and the rest of his family. Megan seems to rule Harry and the impression she gives is that she’s happy to enjoy the good bits.”

Amanda Ruth thinks: “Such a shame. I just don’t know how Harry could do this to his grandparents. They won’t have long to live. Why has he caused this upset? Megan. I thought she was going to cause problems and since she married Harry she has ruled the roost.”

Richard Abbott-Brailey said: “I didn’t tell my mum when I changed career!”

Louise Smith said: “He should get nothing. Wage, security, home, title. It is all her. I have never liked her, she has been trouble from the start.”

Simon Brian Jobson feels: “If that's what they want to do then let them get on with it. I'm not losing sleep at night concerned about what Harry and Meghan are doing with their lives. I actually couldn't care less.”