Queen smiles through drama as Harry wants to ‘break the cycle’ of ‘genetic pain’
The Queen was all smiles during today's virtual audience despite more stinging comments from her grandson.
Appearing on a popular American podcast on Thursday, Prince Harry claimed he wants to "break the cycle" of "genetic pain" that comes with being a royal.
But Her Majesty seemed to be shrugging off the family drama and continuing with her duties.
Beaming in via video link, the Queen held an audience with His Excellency Maxim Yermalovich, the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus, on Friday.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and his wife Anna van Oosterom-Niessen also arrived at Buckingham Palace and virtually spoke to Her Majesty as she 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 following his death in April.
Prince Charles has also been seen carrying on with royal duties just hours after Harry blasted his parenting skills.
The Prince of Wales was out in Cardiff today after his youngest son 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, The Sun reports.
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.
The Prince of Wales had greeted his hosts with a Covid-friendly namaste gesture and sipped on a cup of tea during the visit, the picture of calm despite the drama across the Atlantic.
Meghan and Harry 'Find Freedom'
Harry made a string of sensational claims on the Armchair Expert podcast, opening 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, Harry described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show and being in a zoo, revealing 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 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'."
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