Royal biographer Christopher Andersen claimed that Queen Elizabeth II's purported choice to remove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's photo from her table during the recording of her 2019 Christmas show made her grandson feel betrayed.

Every year, the monarch delivers a message to the Commonwealth from a Windsor Castle desk adorned with images of her loved ones. A photo of Prince Harry, 37, and Markle, 40, was included on the desk for the 2018 Christmas show. Still, the couple's portrait was missing the following year.

The New York Times best-selling author recently commented on this "changing point" in Prince Harry and Markle's relationship with the royal family in his new book "Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan."

"I think this is a turning point. There are all sorts of subtle messages that are conveyed in this kind of soap opera that goes on," Andersen told Us Weekly Tuesday.

According to the source, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to leave the United Kingdom after the 2019 broadcast. Andersen believed that was one factor that pushed them to publish the declaration that they were stepping aside from royal life to pursue a full-time personal life.

The Queen was asked which images she wanted in the shot next to her before recording her speech that year, the 72-year-old journalist claimed. According to Andersen, the monarch allegedly said they would "not need" the photo of Prince Harry, Markle, and their 8-month-old son Archie.

The photographs of the Queen's father, King George VI, her husband, Prince Philip, heir Prince Charles, and his wife, Duchess Camilla that later appeared alongside her during the broadcast were of her father, King George VI, her husband, Prince Philip, and heir Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla. Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were also featured in a portrait.

After being a part of the institution for many years, Andersen claimed that being forced out was "hurting" for Prince Harry to witness. According to "a friend of Harry's," the duke believed he was "being eliminated in a sense from the family," according to the author.

According to Andersen, while the relocation may not seem noteworthy to others, it appeared to be the final straw for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"I think this is a turning point. There are all sorts of subtle messages that are conveyed in this, kind of soap opera that goes on," Andersen told Us Weekly Tuesday.

Andersen said in his book that Prince William, Prince Harry's older brother, was "aghast" when he found the Sussex family portrait was missing from the lineup. According to reports, the Duke of Cambridge warned his wife that his younger brother would be "terrified."

According to Page Six, a representative for the Queen refused to comment on Andersen's book. They said they don't comment on books of this nature because it risks giving it any form of legitimacy or credibility.

In his book, Andersen also claims that during a private meeting with his wife, Duchess Camilla, in 2017, Prince Charles discussed the likely skin tone of Prince Harry and Markle's future children.

Prince Harry allegedly approached his father and brother about the remark. Still, they reportedly told him he was "oversensitive" and "overreacting," according to the author.

According to  reports, a representative for Prince Charles has disputed the story, telling reporters in Barbados that it is "fantasy and not worth further comment."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend Global Citizen Live, New York on Sept. 25, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen