Prince Harry and Meghan: Public has 'heard enough' warns expert
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The monarch, 95, who lost her beloved husband Prince Philip last month, met the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth to wish them well ahead of the carrier’s first operational deployment. The Queen’s visit comes after the Duke of Sussex hit out at the Royal Family once again in his new Apple TV+ documentary series on mental health with Oprah Winfrey.
But Her Majesty did not let the drama get in the way of her royal duties as she attended the engagement earlier today.
And royal fans were quick to take to Twitter to praise the head of state.
One Twitter user said: “God bless your Majesty. An inspiration to us all.”
Another commented: “So very pleased to see Her Majesty The Queen out and about.”
A third wrote: “You are an inspiration, your majesty.”
Another added: “Duty first self second. God save the Queen!”
A fifth commented: “What a trouper she is!”
One more gushed: “I so admire this woman at the age of 95 most people are not working but despite all that’s been thrown at especially in the last few months this lady still puts on a smile and goes about keeping her promise to serve no matter her personal turmoil.”
GB News presenter and MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton shared a picture of Her Majesty from the visit and tweeted: “If this photo doesn’t warm your heart today then I’m afraid nothing will.”
And Reform UK leader Richard Tice posted: “Incredible duty and service. Never ending commitment. A beacon to us all.”
The Queen looked radiant in red as she was welcomed onboard the Royal Navy flagship at Portsmouth Naval Base.
The £3billion warship, carrying eight RAF F35B stealth fighter jets, will depart later on Saturday for Asia accompanied by six Royal Navy ships, a submarine, 14 naval helicopters, a company of Royal Marines.
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The monarch was given a briefing on the 28-week deployment which will cover 26,000 nautical miles travelling through the Mediterranean to the Red Sea then from the Gulf of Aden to the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean to the Philippine Sea.
The Queen also had a chance to meet some of the 1,700 personnel onboard the carrier which includes Royal Navy sailors, Royal Air Force airmen and women, Royal Marines, and 250 United States personnel.
The ship’s commanding officer Captain Angus Essenhigh said: “It’s always a great privilege to host the Queen and to have her as both our sovereign and our lady sponsor come and wish us well as we set off on a seven-month deployment is something incredibly special.”
The Queen’s visit comes as Harry – who has quit royal duties for a new life in America with Meghan Markle – made his latest set of bombshell revelations in his new documentary series, The Me You Can’t See.
The Duke once again lambasted his father Prince Charles’s parenting skills – after lashing out at the Prince of Wales during a podcast appearance earlier this month.
Harry also accused his family of “total neglect” when his wife was left feeling suicidal by social media trolling.
His latest comments are likely to increase the much-documented tensions within the Royal Family following the Sussexes’ tell-all interview with Winfrey, which aired in March.
In their TV interview, Harry and Meghan made a series of damaging claims about the royals.
Meanwhile, the Duke appeared to suggest Charles, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh had all failed as parents during an appearance on the Armchair Expert podcast earlier in May.
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