The Queen warned Prince William and Prince Harry that their marriages must be “for keeps” after vowing “enough is enough” with royal divorces, according to an unearthed account.
Her Majesty watched three out of her and Prince Philip’s four children break up with their spouses, with Prince Andrew, Prince Charles and Princess Anne all divorcing their wives or husband.
The spate of spilt-ups didn’t go down well with the monarch, according to the 2006 Sunday Express report.
A Buckingham Palace aide told the paper: “The Queen is the head of the Church and so from a point of principle she is opposed to royal divorces.
“However, she has witnessed the divorces not just of her sister Princess Margaret, but also those of her three eldest children.
“She now feels, to put it bluntly, that enough is enough.
“She does not want to name names, but she is adamant that there are going to be no further royal divorces during her reign.”
At the time, William was dating his university sweetheart Kate Middleton, after the pair met at St Andrew’s University.
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They married five years after his grandmother’s warning – and the Duke has since admitted he took the advice on board before finalising the wedding.
During an engagement interview, he said of Kate: “I wanted to give her a chance to see in and back out if she needed to before it all got too much.
“I’m trying to learn from the past. I just wanted to give her the best chance to settle in and to see what happens on the other side.”
Meanwhile, his brother Harry had been dating Chelsy Davy, after they met in early 2004 and had an on-off relationship until mid-2010.
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The prince later met his match some 10 years after getting with Chelsy, when he began a relationship with Meghan Markle who he went on to marry.
Speaking of the monarch’s views, the source added: “The concept of divorce goes against the Queen’s whole upbringing, which is about duty and about soldiering on in the face of adversity.
“She inherited a lot of her views from her mother, who was scarred by the King Edward and Wallis Simpson scandal.”
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