Although the Buckingham Palace confirmed that Queen Elizabeth supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down as senior royals, it seems that the transition is not going to go smoothly. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently released an explosive statement on their website after learning that they will be banned from using their Sussex Royal trademark in any of their future projects.
A royal insider revealed that even though Meghan Markle is disappointed with what’s going on right now, her relationship with Prince Harry stays strong. Now, a close friend of the former actress claimed that she is planning to do this one particular thing to “rise above” the “jealousy and pettiness” of the Palace.
“She said she and Harry will continue to rise above jealousy and pettiness and focus on the good they are creating and on being the best parents to Archie,” the friend said. “She said she will continue to champion Harry because out of everyone, he has the most integrity and the most loyalty.”
However, palace insiders are condemning Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attitude to the royal split. They said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex caused an “alarm” inside the palace.
“The latest series of comments published on the Sussexes’ website comes across as extremely petulant and has caused a great deal of alarm inside the palace,” one courtier said. “It fails to understand that if you mess with [Queen Elizabeth], you mess with us all.”
Meanwhile, Royal author Robert Hardman previously pointed out that Queen Elizabeth tried her best to accommodate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wishes while maintaining the reputation of the monarchy.
"I think given that the Queen has gone out of her way to make this transition for them as smooth and as relatively easy as possible I think it is bad manners,” the royal expert said. “I would love to know who was advising them."
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caused ire when they released a statement that showed their discontent with Queen Elizabeth’s decision. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex responded to the banning of them using the word “royal."
“While there is not any jurisdiction by the monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word “royal” overseas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use Sussex Royal or any iteration of the word royal in any territory, either with-in the UK or otherwise when the transition occurs spring 2020,” the statement read.