Prince Harry is panicked that he won’t be able to be closer to his grandmother while she recovers from a recent hospitalization in response to the Queen’s health concerns.
Buckingham Palace announced on October 20 that the Queen’s trip to Northern Ireland has been canceled due to “medical advice” from her doctors.
“The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” the statement read. “Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.”
Royal writer Omid Scobie reported a day later that the Queen spent the night at the hospital on October 20th. The Queen was admitted to hospital for one night and underwent “preliminary investigations” while there, according to Buckingham Palace.
On October 27, a source informed Us Weekly that Harry feels “helpless” that he and his wife, Meghan Markle, are thousands of miles away from the Queen in the United States as she recovers from her health difficulties.
“He felt helpless being 5,000 miles away in Montecito and has been checking in non-stop with her,” the insider said.
The source also noted that Harry still “feels guilty about not saying goodbye” in person to his grandfather, Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 in April. “[He] would never forgive himself if the same thing happened with his beloved grandmother,” the insider said. The source claimed that Harry and Meghan are planning to return to the United Kingdom for the holidays with their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 4 months. “[Harry is] hoping to go back home for Christmas with Meghan, if not before so that [the Queen] can finally get to meet Lilibet and see Archie again,” the insider said.
Other members of the British royal family are “urging” the Queen to slow down after her hospital stay, according to a source who spoke to Us Weekly on October 27.
“Kate sent the queen a huge bouquet of flowers from her family,” the insider said. “George, Charlotte and Louis made get well soon cards.”
Kate Middleton and the Queen have been “talking more than ever since [the] health scare,” according to the source. The source further added that Kate has a “special bond” with the queen and frequently communicates with her via “one-on-one phone conversations.”
The Queen is “fine” right now, according to the source, but her family is still “concerned.” “The queen says she’s fine and doing well, but she’s said that before, so naturally [the family is] concerned,” the insider said. “They’d been urging her to take it easy for months.”
As per Stylecaster the insider also noted that the Queen likes to have a busy schedule “because she hates people fussing over her.” The source also claimed that the Queen has begun “handing over some of her duties” to her son, Prince Charles, and grandson, Prince William, who are the next two royals in line for the throne.
“She’s not a quitter and will continue working but is handing over some of her duties to Charles and William,” the source said. “[She] is preparing them to take over.”