VISITORS eager to discuss Harry and Meghan with the Queen have been told by flunkies: It’s orf limits.
Several of the monarch’s guests in recent months wanted to bring up the Sussexes.
Guests of the Queen are being asked not to talk about Meghan Markle[/caption]
Asking about the Sussexes has been described as ‘not be the best choice as a topic of polite conversation’[/caption]
They have been keen to get Her Majesty’s take on everything from the couple’s private jet controversies to her great-grandson Archie.
As a result some arriving at Balmoral this summer have been quietly advised by flunkies to avoid the subject — although it is not part of official protocol.
A source said: “Courtiers were aware the Sussexes are all anyone wants to ask her about.
“So to nip it in the bud some have taken to having a quiet word with some guests awaiting an audience with the Queen.
“They suggested that questions around Harry and Meghan may not be the best choice as a topic of polite conversation.
“Naturally it’s informal rather than any official policy and there’s no suggestion the Queen is even aware.”
Respected journalist Quentin Letts tweeted: “Friend of an acquaintance was about to go riding with HMQ. Was given v firm advice. ‘Talk about anything except one subject.’ Brexit? ‘No. The Sussexes.’”
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Letts, who writes for The Sun and other media, declined to give further details.
Buckingham Palace said it does not comment on private or public audiences with Her Majesty.
A royal insider was sceptical guests would get such a warning, saying: “I’d question the veracity of these reports.”
Harry and Meghan came under fire this summer over taking four private jets in 11 days after Harry gave climate change prevention speeches.
Meghan today posted a tribute on Instagram to mark Harry’s 35th birthday.
She wrote: “Your service to the causes you care so deeply for inspires me every day.
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“You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son. We love you. Happiest birthday!”
There was also a collage of snaps, including a new one from Archie’s christening in July.
The Queen was seen today with Prince Andrew at Balmoral.
- Meghan was invited to be a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK — but could not go on the cult show as she was heavily pregnant at the time, it has emerged.
The suggestion not to bring up Harry and Meghan when talking to the Queen is not part of official protocol[/caption]
Guests have been keen to get the Queen’s opinion on the Sussexes’ use of private jets[/caption]
Many also want to ask Her Majesty about great-grandson Archie[/caption]
A new snap from Archie’s christening in July was posted on the Sussex Royal Instagram account[/caption]
The Queen was spotted with Prince Andrew at Balmoral today[/caption]
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