Meghan Markle and Prince Harry offered to share a video message at COP26 but were dropped when the Queen’s message was selected instead, a royal expert has claimed.
Senior members of the Royal Family including Prince Charles and Prince William recently attended the COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow, where they met with other world leaders to discuss initiatives to combat climate change.
The Queen had been scheduled to attend but was forced to cancel her appearance after doctors advised her to rest following a recent health scare.
Instead, attendees were shown a video message the Queen had recorded. And, some commentators noted that the monarch praised the environmental work of William and Charles, without mentioning her grandson Harry.
Looking after their young children in California, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not attend the event but did respond by announcing that their Archewell foundation would be cutting its carbon emissions over the next few years.
Now, speaking on his YouTube channel, royal commentator Neil Sean claimed: "According to a very good source, allegedly, Harry and Meghan offered to send a video.
"They wanted to just offer, not necessarily a political statement, but their good wishes to people who are attending.
"So we can’t knock them for that. They were good intentions.
"Apparently, the organisers of COP26 were very keen, and it was at the early stages, so it wasn’t quite broached with His Royal Highness Prince Charles, or indeed His Royal Highness Prince William."
However, Neil suggested that these alleged plans unravelled once the Queen was forced to cancel with her input as a senior royal prioritised.
He went on: "Once our gracious Majesty The Queen had decided to pull out – the next stage was to have our monarch record her own personal tribute.
"Once she had decided to offer a video, all of the bets for videos were off.
"The advisers and the people behind COP26 were very thankful for the fact that Harry and Meghan did want to put together a video and have it played – why not?
"But once Her Majesty the Queen decided that she too was going to offer a video, it was, 'thank you, but no thanks'."
This comes as Neil claimed in another video that Harry and Meghan were "reclusive" in their Montecito neighbourhood for fear of details about their private lives getting out.
Daily Star has contacted Meghan and Harry’s representatives, as well as the COP26 organisers for comment, but is yet to hear back.
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