TOSSING HER TIARA! Queen draws line on Harry and Meghan’s ‘mistruths’

Palace flacks will now correct statements deemed to be ‘misrepresentations’

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Queen Elizabeth is taking off her tiara — and the gloves — in her PR battle with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Hollywood spin doctors.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the monarch will no longer allow the couple to spew “mistruths” via their American friends and allies.

The Mail said it’s a departure from the Queen’s longstanding policy of  “never complain, never explain.”

Now, she’s instructed palace handlers to correct statements that “misrepresent” private conversations among senior Royals.

Over the past four months, the monarch is said to have grown exasperated at the steady stream of briefings from pals of Meghan and Harry to friendly media.

Amused? Hell no In this file photo taken on July 17, 2020 Queen Elizabeth II poses at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London.
Amused? Hell no In this file photo taken on July 17, 2020 Queen Elizabeth II poses at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London. Photo by CHRIS JACKSON /AFP via Getty Images

It appears the name of the couple’s new daughter has raised Her Majesty’s hackles.

Markle gave birth to a daughter named Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, after the family nickname for the Queen and Harry mother Princess Diana.

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The latest PR spectacle sent the Queen “over the edge”, a palace insider told the newspaper.


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The Mail reports that when sycophantic U.S.-based reporters friendly to the couple reported that the pair “asked permission” to name their new baby Lilibet, the queen lost it. Lilibet was her childhood nicknamed and used only by those closest to the monarch.

The Royal insider said the conversation between the Queen and Harry was a matter of  “a telling, not an asking”. The BBC reported this week that Harry and Meghan never asked the Queen.

As per usual, the Hollywood royals contacted their lawyers to battle the “false and defamatory” story from the widely respected broadcaster.

“This is about whether or not what is being reported is an accurate version of what actually happened,” the insider told the Mail.

The Queen’s edict comes as Harry and Meghan now desire some level of “peace” with the Royals — and Kate Middleton is reportedly the fixer.


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Us Weekly reports that while the pair don’t regret venting their frustrations to Oprah Winfrey, they may be ready to back off.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship with the Queen,” a source told the glossy mag.

“It’s no secret that the last year Harry and Meghan have been at war with the royals,” the source told Us.

“All is not forgiven, but after all the backlash regarding their interviews — which by the way, the pair have no regrets about — they’re trying their utmost to maintain a good relationship with the queen in order to keep the peace.”

And there is more than a little bit of self-interest: The pair are terrified of being demoted and losing their titles.
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