Smiling Queen shrugs off family drama after Prince Harry revealed he wants to 'break the cycle' of 'genetic pain'

THE QUEEN was smiling today with her virtual audience – just hours after Prince Harry claimed he wants to "break the cycle" of "genetic pain."

Her Majesty seemed to be shrugging off the family drama and continued with her Royal duties – despite the damning comments from her grandson yesterday.

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Beaming via video link, the Queen today held an audience with His Excellency Maxim Yermalovich, the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus.

The Ambassador and his wife Anna van Oosterom-Niessen arrived at Buckingham Palace and virtually spoke to Her Majesty – as the Monarch is currently residing at Windsor Castle.

She has only returned to London twice during the pandemic – the second time being earlier this week for the State Opening of Parliament.

It was the first time in her reign that she made the Queen's Speech without her beloved Prince Philip by her side.

This comes after a royal expert claimed Her Majesty is "not the same" following Prince Philip's death – with Harry's "cruel" behaviour post-Megxit being a further stress.

Angela Levin – who wrote the Duke's biography – says the Queen is "desperately" upset while Harry continues to be "unspeakably, ruthlessly cruel."


Prince Charles has also been seen carrying on with royal duties today –  just hours after Prince Harry blasted his parenting skills.

The Prince of Wales was out and about in Cardiff today after Harry claimed he moved Archie and Meghan to USA to "break the cycle" of pain from his own childhood.

Despite the bombshell claims, Charles appeared in good spirits as he went about his first of three official engagements today.

The future king was given a tour of the new BCB International headquarters in Cardiff, Wales, – a supplier of protective, medical and defence equipment.

He smiled as he unveiled a plaque to officially open the site, having already laughed and chatted with staff throughout.

STANDING FIRM

The Prince of Wales had greeted his hosts with a Covid-friendly namaste gesture and appeared calm as he sipped on a cup of tea during the visit.

Prince Harry made a string of sensational claims on a podcast in the US – as he opened up about growing up as a royal and the life he led up until meeting Meghan Markle.

The Duke, 36, claimed his dad, 72, “suffered” due to his upbringing by the Queen and Philip, then “treated me the way he was treated”.

In the sweary podcast chat, Prince Harry described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo.

The film, released in 1998, follows the life of a man who is living in a reality TV programme, unaware he is being watched by millions of people.

And he revealed that he wanted to move away and break the cycle of "genetic pain and suffering" which he was brought up with.

He told host Dax Shephard on the Armchair Expert podcast yesterday: “I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?

"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.

“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.

“There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on ­anyway. As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you’.”

And one royal expert said that Harry has thrown his dad, the Queen, and Prince Philip under the bus by slamming their parenting style.

Robert Jobson said on the Australian breakfast show Sunrise: "He believes this himself, and mental health is a big, big issue out there, but come on – really to keep harping on like this is getting embarrassing.

"To criticise his father for his parenting skills, but also the Queen and Prince Philip, who only just had his funeral –  he's only just lost his grandfather. I think it smacks of pretty shameless behaviour."

He added that other royals would have listened to the damning podcast, saying: "I know for a fact that people around them have heard it and seen reports online and it's going to be all over the papers."

And Mr Jobson said Charles has been "trying to keep an olive branch out for Harry and to Meghan and he'd prefer to have them on-side, but it doesn't seem like Harry is in any way listening."

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