AceShowbiz - Queen Elizabeth II is proud of her family. The Queen appears to have a photograph of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on display in her home at Buckingham Palace despite the couple's decision to exit from British royal family.
The picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made appearance during the Queen's meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, June 23 which marked their first face-to-face meeting amid COVID-19 pandemic. The picture was propped on a table beside a bouquet of flowers and other family photos.
Although it was a never-before seen picture, fans noticed that the picture of Harry and Meghan was taken to celebrate their engagement. Also on display was a picture of Harry's brother Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. The 95-year-old monarch also had a framed pic of herself with her late husband Prince Philip.
Despite the tension between the British royal family and the Sussexes following the couple's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry and Meghan honored the Queen through their daughter. The pair named their newborn daughter, who was born on June 4, Lilibet, which was the Queen's family nickname.
"The Duke spoke with his family in advance of the announcement, in fact, his grandmother was the first family member he called. During that conversation, he shared their hope of naming their daughter Lilibet in her honor," a representative for Harry and Meghan previously revealed to PEOPLE. "Had she not been supportive, they would not have used the name."
Royal historian Robert Lacey also noted that Harry has a strong bond with his grandmother. "She was a sort of stepmother for both Harry and William," he said. "We have all focused on her coaching of William as the future King, but we are realizing now the importance of the emotional bonds that she's been able to establish with Harry, and their ability to talk to each other directly. That affection remains."