Prince Harry is Meghan Markle’s number one supporter. But, when it comes to the Royal Family, especially Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Sussex knew that he had to caution his wife on certain things.
When Meghan Markle spent her first Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham, Prince Harry reportedly warned her to play down her skills. The Duke of Sussex wanted to make the festivities to be perfect that he had a guide of the dos and don’ts so the former actress could ease into the family traditions.
“They don’t like show-offs, especially newcomers who show off. The Duchess has to resist that American urge to win at everything. The whole family likes to play charades on Christmas night and she must never beat the Queen, who is a fine actress herself,” an aide said.
Prince Harry, allegedly, told Meghan Markle not to speak out against the Royal Family’s traditional Boxing Day pheasant shoot. The Duchess of Sussex is known for being vocal, especially on causes that she’s passionate about. So, the Duke of Sussex already cautioned her not to say anything about the tradition to avoid some arguments and misunderstandings.
While Prince Harry was keen to keep Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family happy during the earlier stage of his relationship with Meghan Markle, he is now more interested in keeping his wife happy. In fact, the Duke of Sussex even turned his back on Royal life to make a fresh start with the former actress in the U.S.
Just two years after they said their “I dos,” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be stepping down from being senior royals. At the end of March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially withdrew from their roles.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are, currently, living in Los Angeles with their son Archie. Until the coronavirus emergency protocol is lifted, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be able to return to the UK to see the Royal family.
That being said, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are slammed for their decision to pursue a private life and abandon the Royal family during the coronavirus outbreak. Commentator Martin Daubney said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have "cut the umbilical cord" from the Royal Family in Britain's "darkest hour.”
Even though Queen Elizabeth released a statement saying that she and the Royal Family support the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, decisions, some saw their withdrawal as an abandonment.