Prince Harry Pays Tribute to His Grandmother in Secret
On the first anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry wanted to pay tribute to his grandmother in secret, mingling with ordinary people in line to visit the King George VI Memorial Chapel where the sovereign rests. A surprise tribute, which took place around lunch time on Friday, September 8, of which we have trace only thanks to a photo taken by some tourists. After that, the Duke got on a Range Rover that quickly disappeared into London traffic. Harry, who is about to head to Germany to participate in the Invictus Games, appeared without warning in front of his grandmother’s tomb with a very specific purpose: to avoid meeting other members of the royal family.
Prince Harry Speaks of His Grandmother
The day before, Harry had already spoken of his grandmother on September 7th in a touching speech at the WellChild Awards in London: “I’ll try not to get emotional tonight,” he began. “As you know, I couldn’t attend the awards ceremony last year because my grandmother died. She would have been the first to insist that I come to you instead of going to her. And – I know for sure – exactly one year later I know that she is there looking down on us, happy to find us together to highlight the work of such an incredible community”.
Queen Elizabeth’s Dream
The deceased sovereign, according to many royal observers, would have been even happier if peace had returned to her family. After all the attacks by Harry on his august relatives – most recently with the bombshell book Spare and the documentary flop Heart of Invictus – the queen’s dream does not seem destined to come true. Never say never, though. King Charles III has summoned his “rebel” son to London by mid-September to try to find a meeting point. To find out more, we just have to wait…