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Last week, we reported that 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent a night in the hospital for reasons that have not been made public. Now, sources are coming forward to talk about Harry’s reaction to his grandmother’s hospitalization, and it seems that he did not take it well.

Harry ‘Felt Helpless’

“He felt helpless being 5,000 miles away in Montecito, [California,] and has been checking-in non-stop with her,” an insider told US Weekly.

The source went on to say that Harry “still feels guilty about not saying goodbye” to his grandfather Prince Philip prior to his death in April.

“[He] would never forgive himself if the same thing happened with his beloved grandmother,” the insider claimed, adding that Harry is “hoping to go back home for Christmas with Meghan, if not before so that she can finally get to meet [her great granddaughter] Lilibet and see [great grandson] Archie again.”

Backstory: Queen Elizabeth Hospitalized After Canceling Ireland Trip

Queen Cancels Trips

Queen Elizabeth will not be attending the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland following continued medical advice to rest. However, the Prince of Wales as well as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to attend the climate summit.

Buckingham Palace announced last week that the Queen would be canceling a two-day trip to Ireland on the advice of her doctors. 

“The Queen has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for the next few days,” the palace said on October 20. “Her Majesty is in good spirits and is disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland, where she had been due to undertake a series of engagements today and tomorrow.”

It was revealed the next day that the Queen had spent the night in the hospital, with the palace saying that she was given “medical advice to rest for a few days” and underwent “preliminary investigations” while there. The palace has offered no further information on any possible medical conditions that could have necessitated the Queen’s stay. 

Backstory: Queen Elizabeth Cancels Trip To Ireland On Advice From Her Medical Team

Queen Goes Back To Work

The Queen was back to work by Tuesday, when she once again conducted virtual meetings from Windsor Castle. However, another source said that the hospitalization was a wakeup call for her that it’s time to slow down a bit. 

“The queen is finally acknowledging that she won’t be around forever and needs to slowdown,” the source said. “She’s not a quitter and will continue working but is handing over of some of her duties to Prince Charles and Prince William and is preparing them to take over.”

While it’s clear that the Queen has no intention of stepping down and abdicating, perhaps slowing down a bit and delegating some of her duties wouldn’t be a bad idea.

After all, she’s closing in on 100 years of age, and there are millions of people around the world who would like to see her stick around for many years to come! 

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