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The Queen is ‘sad but pragmatic’ about royal divorce and thinks couples should ‘try to make it work for two years’

DESPITE another royal couple announcing they are splitting up this week, the Queen is still “uncomfortable” with the idea of divorce, according to a royal commentator. 

Ingrid Seward, editor of the Majesty Magazine, said Her Majesty, 93, will often encourage couples to make their marriage work as she thinks it is “too easy to get divorced.”

There have been two announcements of royal divorces so far this year, with David Linley, 58, the Earl of Snowdon, and wife Serena, 49, revealing they were separating yesterday. 

This followed Peter, 42, and Autumn Phillips, 41, announcing they were splitting a week before. 

Ingrid said that the Queen is now backing the “strength” of Kate Middleton, 38, and 37-year-old Prince William’s marriage. 

She told Okay!: “If she didn't have them, I think she might say to herself: ‘Goodness, after over 70 years on the throne, it's come to nothing.’”

Ingrid added that the Queen is still struggling with the fact that three of her four children’s marriages broke down and ended in divorced. 

The royal commentator added: “She used to say ‘Just wait two years and see if you can make it work’. She will have urged Peter and Autumn to try again.”

Ingrid said the Queen remains stoical about royal splits, but her pragmatic nature will have helped her to cope with the splits. 

She added the monarch’s hopes now lies with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, after a “tough” year. 

In the past 12 months, Prince Andrew has withdrawn from royal duties after being linked to disgraced paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stepped back from the family. 

The Earl of Snowdon - David Armstrong-Jones - who is known for his high-end furniture company and wife Serena revealed this week they are to separate after more than 25 years of marriage.

The couple wed in October 1993 and have two children Viscount Linley, Charles Armstrong-Jones and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones.

Out of the Queen’s children eldest son Prince Charles famously divorced Princess Diana in August 1996. 

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew and Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson, also divorced the same year. 

And the Queen’s only daughter Princess Anne divorced Captain Mark Phillips in 1992.

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