Queen's counsel: Elizabeth II's advice to Meghan Markle

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Before her death Queen Elizabeth II gave a piece of advice to Meghan Markle.

The late Queen, with her decades of wisdom, chose to offer some advice to Meghan in the months before her death. This advice, revealed in Katie Nicholl's 2022 book, The New Royals highlights the Queen's steadfast belief in the power of family bonds.

The Queen's advice came at a time when the royal family was navigating through a sea of headlines and public scrutiny, especially after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Her counsel to Meghan was not just words but a call to action, emphasising the importance of healing family rifts. This advice was in line with the Queen's long-held values of family unity and reconciliation.

One year without her

The one-year anniversary of the queen's death in September was a poignant moment, commemorating a temporary truce among the royals. Princes William and Harry, along with their wives, came together, presenting a unified front that was both touching and reflective of the Queen’s influence. This moment was a testament to the Queen's enduring impact on the family and her hopes for unity, as depicted in Nicholl’s book.

Lessons in royal diplomacy

The Queen’s advice - for Meghan to mend her relationship with her father - was more than just a personal suggestion; it was a lesson in royal diplomacy and forgiveness. A suggestion that is timely and apt given the state of affairs between William and Harry in the wake of Harry's book. The Queen's belief that a more thoughtful approach towards Meghan's father, Thomas Markle, could have led to better outcomes highlights her wisdom and understanding of delicate family matters. This narrative underscores the importance of managing relationships within the royal family and the broader public.

Echoes of the past and hopes for the future

In this light, the Queen's advice resonates as a beacon of hope and understanding, transcending the immediate family to touch the hearts of many who follow the royal family's saga. It’s a reminder that at the heart of all the grandeur and public duties, the royals, too, grapple with the universal themes of family, forgiveness, and moving forward.

Queen Elizabeth II's advice to Meghan Markle was more than just a grandmotherly suggestion; it was a part of her lasting legacy.

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