HER Majesty has "infinite patience" with her "lost soul" Prince Harry because of her history with her sister Margaret.
The Queen understands what it's like being the spare second-born royal sibling because of Princess Margaret's struggles, according to a royal expert.
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As they are both the "royal rebels," expert Andrew Morton says the monarch has been forgiving of her grandson because she sees his similarities to Margaret.
The Queen also didn't want to see Harry fall victim to the royal system and let history "repeat itself" with the Duke, the author of biography Elizabeth & Margaret said.
He told Vanity Fair: "I think the Queen knows that being the spare is hard and a part of her recognizes that Harry was sometimes a bit of a lost soul just like her sister.
"She has always wanted to protect Harry and I think in part that’s because she watched Margaret fall victim to the system.
"Shutting out Margaret didn’t help and the Queen has learned from that.
"She didn’t want history to repeat itself with Harry.
"The Royal Family is a hierarchy, and if you’re not number one that can be challenging."
Her Majesty has a track record supporting Prince Harry – like when she gave him personal permission to fight on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Since Princess Diana's death, the Queen has taken him "under her wing" and has always shown the Duke affection, claims the author.
And even during the recent royal fiasco with Meghan and Harry moving to the US, the Queen was seen to accommodate to her grandson’s wishes to create a new life for himself and his family.
In Meghan and Harry's bombshell Oprah interview, both had good words to say about the head of the Firm – with the Duchess sharing personal fond memories with millions of viewers.
And the Queen herself was "sad not angry" by Harry's interview but has privately pledged to stand by him.
The Queen ordered a private family investigation into the claims which included accusations a unnamed member of the family raised "concerns" about the skin colour of their children.
Her Maj is said not to be furious with her grandson and Meghan who she described in her statement as "much-loved family members".
And Meghan revealed she regularly phones the Queen ‘just to check in’, and she called the monarch after Prince Philip was hospitalised.
She recalled the first time she met Prince Harry’s grandmother, saying it was "lovely and easy."
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