Times Queen has put foot down with Meghan and Harry including stripped titles and wreath row

While they might be a family, the Queen doesn’t let that stand in the way of sticking to Royal protocol.

Prince Harry may have tried to occasionally convince his grandmother to bend the rules, the HRH always stands her ground.

From coveted Palace living quarters to borrowing Royal jewels, the couple has put in appeals for all sorts during their time as working royals and also since then.

This week he complained that he and his wife Meghan Markle, 40, and their two children wouldn’t be able to visit the UK without state security, with some royal experts guessing the move hasn’t impressed HRH.

Let’s take a look at six examples of when the Queen has turned down Meghan and Harry’s special requests.

1. Windsor Castle

Following their wedding, it’s believed that Prince Harry and Meghan requested living quarters at Windsor Castle.

However, the Queen was quick to reject the request as the Palace isn’t suitable for a young family.

According to the Sunday Times, the couple asked the Queen if they could live at Windsor Castle.

The report, written by Roya Nikkhah states: "The couple are understood to have set their hearts at first on Windsor Castle, and are believed to have asked the Queen if living quarters could be made available after their marriage."

But The Queen said no and gave them Frogmore Cottage instead.

Hugo Vickers told the Express why the Queen may have decided to deny their request, saying it might not have been "entirely appropriate to have a young family living there".

2. Remembrance Day wreath

After leaving their roles as working royals, Prince Harry still wanted to lay a personal wreath at the next Remembrance Day service, having served two tour of Afghanistan in the military.

However, as he was no longer an active member of the royals, the request was turned down.

"It took her 'all of two seconds' to issue a refusal," says royal author Robert Lacey in his book Battle of Brother.

While Harry's grandmother admired her grandson's military past, his request to lay a wreath showed "a lack of understanding of what it means for him to be a non-working royal", the book claims.

3. Security issues

Prince Harry has claimed he is unable to return to the UK without state security.

He has claimed that private security isn’t enough and would put his young family at risk.

Despite being happy to fund this himself, the request isn’t believed to have gone down well with the Queen.

A royal source told The Sun: “This is not a matter for Her Majesty. She certainly won’t cave into his demands.

“It is a matter for Her Majesty’s government. Who gets protection is not a gift the Queen can decide to give or take away.”

4. The Tiara

Ahead of the Royal wedding, Meghan is believed to have had her eye on a particular tiara to wear for the big day, however, it couldn’t be secured in time.

The refusal is believed to have ‘overwrought’ Harry, leading to his reported infamous ‘What Meghan wants, Meghan gets’ line.

According to the unauthorised biography Meghan: A Hollywood Princess by Andrew Morton, Harry made his feelings clear when the tiara could not be made available.

He writes: "The prince, who needed acupuncture to stay calm in the run-up to the wedding, was overwrought when the chosen tiara could not be made instantly available for Meghan’s hairdresser Serge Normant, who had flown from New York to work on the hair fitting.

"The Queen’s formidable dresser Angela Kelly, who is the guardian of the Queen’s jewellery, is said to have informed the irate prince that certain security protocols had to be adhered to in order to access the priceless piece.

"A source revealed that he was told: ‘They’re kept under very tight lock and key. You can’t turn up and demand to have the tiara just because your hairdresser happens to be in town.’ Harry would have none of it, telling anyone who would listen: ‘What Meghan wants, Meghan gets.’ His ringing phrase did her no favours."

5. Royal titles

After Meghan and Harry left their roles within the royal family to start a life in America, it was believed they may keep their HRH titles.

Although the pair weren't stripped of these by the Queen, they no longer use the style as they aren't working members of the royal family.

6. Military titles

After the couple’s decision to sever all official links with the royals and step away from public service for good, the Queen was forced to strip Harry of his military titles.

Among the titles that were taken away was Harry's military appointment of Captain General of the Royal Marines.

Buckingham Palace said: "Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

"The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.

"While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family."

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