Prince Harry is revealing new details about his meeting with senior members of the royal family after he announced he was stepping down as a senior member of the family.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, Netflix released the second installment of the docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” which focuses on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s exit from royal life.
In the latest episodes, the couple spoke about the “Sandringham Summit,” or the meeting called by the late Queen Elizabeth II after the announcement of their royal exit was made.
Harry, 38, explained: “I sent an email to the three most senior private secretaries saying, ‘Let’s have a meeting, let’s get together and have a meeting and talk about this.’
“Because of what was happening, what was playing out in public was crazy. And that meeting was rejected. It was only once Meg had left and gone back to Canada that it was then arranged that there was going to be a meeting at Sandringham on the following Monday.”
Meghan chimed in: “Imagine a conversation, a roundtable discussion about the future of your life. When the stakes are this high. And you as the mom and the wife and the target, in many regards, aren’t invited to have a seat at the table.”
“It was clear to me that they planned out so that you weren’t in the room,” added Harry.
According to Harry, the 90-minute meeting, which took place five days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their statement, was with the Queen, then-Prince Charles and Prince William.
Harry said: “I went in with the same proposal that we’d already made publicly. But once I got there, I was given five options. One being, ‘all in, no change,’ five being ‘all out.’ I chose option three in the meeting. Half in, half out; have our own jobs, but also work in support of the queen.”
Harry alleged that his decision provoked a strong reaction from his brother.
Harry said: “It became very clear very quickly that that goal was not up for discussion or debate.
“It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me and my father say things that just simply weren’t true and my grandmother quietly sit there and sort of take it all in.