Queen Elizabeth reportedly banned any mention of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle while she was at Balmoral. However, this isn’t because she was disappointed with the royal couple.

While speaking with Sunrise, royal commentator Ryan Phelan said that Her Majesty was simply trying not to play favorites. Throughout the past couple of months, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been making headlines but for all the wrong reasons.

The monarch is aware that this has been the case, and she doesn’t want the same issues to be discussed while she is horse riding.

“I’ve seen a lot of, for making it, they are famous in the paper. They constantly get asked about one child and it feels like the others don’t ever get referenced… I understand, she has a large number of kids and grandkids who she is probably very proud of as well. She would rather talk about them than just Harry and Meghan all the time,” he said.

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the Queen is actually very fond of Prince Harry and Markle. Her Majesty has always shared a unique bond with her grandson. And it didn’t also take her very long to warm up to the “Suits” alum.

While speaking with Express, royal expert Ingrid Seward said that the Queen has a closer relationship with Prince Harry’s wife than with Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton.

“With Meghan, she [the Queen] would tread very carefully and do her best to make her feel at home. They have a love of dogs in common and Meghan knows how to make her laugh,” she said.

And during her engagement interview two years ago, Markle also gushed over Her Majesty. She revealed that she had a blast when she first met the 93-year-old royal. In fact, even the Queen’s dogs immediately warmed up to the Duchess of Sussex, and this is something that Prince Harry has not experienced.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Queen Elizabeth II Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London.  Photo: Getty Images/John Stillwell