Prince Harry 'laying low' after 'lashing out' at the Queen and causing upset

The Queen Prince Harry - LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Queen Elizabeth II during the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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Prince Harry is said to be "laying low" amid his ongoing tensions with the royal family that came to a head last year, reportedly having realised the impact he had on his grandmother, the Queen. 

  • Prince Harry has had time to "pause and reflect" on his actions over the past year, with a royal insider claiming he's now set to "lay low" amid ongoing royal tensions.
  • Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, stepped away from the royal fold in 2020 and went on to share damning details about their experience as a working royal couple—while Harry blamed his royal blood for his troublesome upbringing.
  • This royal news comes after the sneaky way Kate Middleton used to stop girls chatting up Prince William at uni was revealed.

Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex removed themselves from The Firm and moved to their new LA home, the pair's stance on life in the royal family has been made clear.

From Meghan admitting to Oprah Winfrey that she endured suicidal feelings during her time in the UK, to Harry claiming that he was born into a "cycle of genetic pain and suffering" as part of his life as a prince—the Sussexes have made details on their experiences within the Queen's monarchy very public.

Prince Harry the Queen

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However, with Prince Harry determined to return to the UK for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee later this year along with Archie and new baby Lilibet Diana, it's been claimed that he is preparing to tone down his royal confessions.

Royal biographer Katie Nicholl says that Harry has had the time to reflect on what he has said about his family in recent months, with the upset he has caused the Queen dawning on him.

"Whether Harry has regrets or not, I don’t know, but what I do know is that he has a history of lashing out at the establishment before. He’s talked about his 'accident of birth' and the 'burden of the crown'," Katie explained.

"He’s been critical in the past, but then goes quiet. I think since last year he’s paused and reflected," the monarchy expert continued.

"And he’s realised how much last year took a toll on his grandmother, and doesn’t want to cause any more upset, so is laying low for now."

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).