Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a ‘distraction’ for the Royal Family and Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge are united in ‘trying to get back to business,’ a royal expert has claimed.
Prince William, 38, and his father, the Prince of Wales, 72, ‘want to draw a line under Harry and Meghan’ while they concentrate on ‘getting back to business,’ according to Russell Myers.
Speaking to talkRADIO about the Duke of Sussex, 35, and Meghan Markle, who live with their son Archie, one, in a $14.7million home in Santa Barbara, California,’ the royal expert explained: ‘The rest of the Royal Family are very, very united in trying to get back to business.’
‘We have hardly seen them. They have popped up on Zoom calls here and there.
Prince Charles and the Duke of Cambridge are ‘fed up’ with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle causing a ‘distraction’ and want to leave them to ‘sort things out on their own’ before any peace talks take place, a royal expert has claimed. Pictured, during bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview
Russell Myers told how Prince William and his father, the Prince of Wales, ‘want to draw a line under Harry and Meghan’ to concentrate on the future of the monarchy and focus on the ‘business at hand.’ Pictured, at Prince Philip’s funeral
‘But no one has done the real business of monarchy, which is getting out, being among the people and shining a light on different charities, and travelling the world and the Commonwealth.
He continued: ‘It’s part of getting Britain back on its feet. As far as Harry and Meghan are concerned, I think they will be left to try and sort things out on their own.’
It comes after radio host Kevin O’Sullivan commented: ‘There was this suggestion that Charles was all for forgive, forget, heal the rift – but apparently not.
‘If that is his state of mind, I think the British people will be behind him every step of the way. I think most people think Harry does not deserve to be forgiven.’
Russell Myers went on to note how the Oprah Winfrey interview went down like a ‘lead balloon.’
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex at Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on 11 March 2019
Bombshells from the Oprah interview
– Meghan’s mental health
The Duchess of Sussex revealed she had suicidal thoughts and said: ‘I just didn’t want to be alive any more.’
She said she begged for help, and asked to go somewhere to get help, and approached one of the most senior people in the institution, but was told it would not look good.
The duchess said: ‘I said that I needed to go somewhere to get help. I said that I’ve never felt this way before and I need to go somewhere. And I was told that I couldn’t, that it wouldn’t be good for the institution.’
– Baby Sussex is a girl
Prince Harry said his first thought was ‘amazing’ when he discovered they were having a girl, adding: ‘Just grateful. To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing.
‘But to have a boy and then a girl, I mean what more can you ask for? Now we’ve got our family, we got the four of us and our two dogs.’
– Royal family accused of racism
Meghan said, when she was pregnant with Archie, an unnamed member of the royal family raised ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born’.
Asked whether there were concerns that her child would be ‘too brown’ and that would be a problem, Meghan said: ‘If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.’
Pushed by Winfrey on who had those conversations, Meghan refused to say, adding: ‘I think that would be very damaging to them.’
She added: ‘That was relayed to me from Harry, those were conversations the family had with him, and I think it was really hard to be able to see those as compartmentalised conversations.’
– Archie’s title
Meghan suggested she and Harry wanted Archie to be a prince so he would have security and be protected.
The duchess expressed her shock at ‘the idea of our son not being safe’, and the idea of the first member of colour in this family, not being titled in the same way as other grandchildren.
Archie, who is seventh in line to the throne, is not entitled to be an HRH or a prince due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by King George V.
He will be entitled to be an HRH or a prince when the Prince of Wales accedes to the throne.
As the first born son of a duke, Archie could have become Earl of Dumbarton – one of Harry’s subsidiary titles – or have been Lord Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, instead at the time of his birth, a royal source said Harry and Meghan had decided he should a regular Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
– The Prince of Wales
The Duke of Sussex said his father the Prince of Wales stopped taking his calls while Harry and Meghan were in Canada ‘because I took matters into my own hands. I needed to do this for my family’. He said Charles wanted him to put his plans in writing.
During the bombshell interview, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said racism drove them out of Britain and claimed their son Archie was denied the title of prince because he is mixed-race.
Meghan also claimed that Kate Middleton left her in tears during a row over bridesmaid dresses and Prince Harry accused his father Prince Charles of refusing to take his calls when the pair moved to the US last year.
‘There will be quite a lot of dissatisfaction in the camp and it remains to be seen whether they will ever be brought back in,’ the royal expert continued.
‘I’m sure that Harry was a bit sheepish seeing the rest of his family at Prince Philip’s funeral.’
He added: ‘It was the first time he has spoken to many of them since that Oprah Winfrey interview where he accused them of all manner of things.’
‘He went back to America with his tail between his legs and who knows what will happen in the future.’
It comes just a week after Russell Myers claimed Prince Harry was so ‘shocked’ by the ‘very, very cold reception’ he received from the Royal Family after he flew over for his grandfather Prince Philip‘s funeral that he may pull out of his upcoming trip to the UK in July.
The Duke of Sussex is next expected to return to the UK this summer for the unveiling of a statue of his late mother Princess Diana.
However, speaking to talkRADIO, the royal expert questioned whether the visit will take place and commented: ‘Some quarters of the family did give him a frosty reception and perhaps that did shock him somewhat.’
He went on to say how the Duke of Sussex may use the birth of his second child, who is expected to arrive in the summer, as a ‘convenient excuse’ not to ‘face the family’.
The statue was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death and recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world.
It will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on 1st July 2021, marking The Princess’s 60th birthday.
Radio host Kevin O’Sullivan explained how Prince Harry looked ‘very out of sorts’ during his stay for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral recently.
He continued: ‘I’m wondering whether he received a very, very cold reception? I read that some quarters of the royal family literally just blocked him and didn’t even talk to him.
‘I think he may have been a bit shocked by the cool reception he got from his family, which begs the question, will he come back for the unveiling of the Diana memorial with his brother in July? Or will he pull out of that?’
Russell Myers replied: ‘I’m told he is still committed to coming. Both camps are. Certainly Kate and William will welcome him if he wants to come back.
‘His intention is to come back. One may wonder, if his wife has just had a baby, I’m sure he could jump on a private jet and make a flying visit.
‘But, will it be a convenient excuse so he doesn’t have to come back and face the family?’
He added: ‘I think a lot will determine what happens in the interim period. Some quarters of the family did give him a frosty reception and perhaps that did shock him somewhat.
‘I don’t think we will realise the fallout of that Oprah Winfrey interview for some time.
‘Maybe once we get back to a bit of normality, the rest of the family will start thinking about that a bit more carefully. It might not be good news for Harry.’