Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are facing an “unwinnable” battle against the might and majesty of the British royal family, according to a royal expert.
The couple shocked the world in January 2020 when they announced that they were leaving senior royal life and the UK. They ultimately settled in a lavish $14 million estate in Montecito, California, and began raking in huge paydays from Netflix and Spotify.
In recent months, the duke and duchess have between them given a string of interviews in which they have lashed out at the House of Windsor, blaming Harry’s family for causing them inordinate misery.
Express reports that royal commentator Robert Taylor wrote in the Telegraph that that Meghan and Harry are only shooting themselves in the feet by attempting to go up against a behemoth such as the British royal family.
Not only do the royals have a thousand years of history and ingrained support within Britain, they also have more money and staff to handle their PR, a whole infrastructure around protecting themselves.
Taylor suggests that instead of battling the Windsors in the public realm, Meghan Markle and Harry would be much more wise to seek out proper mental health treatment to deal with their own many demons.
“One thing we’ve learned over the last few months is that both Harry and Meghan have experienced significant blows to their mental health,” Taylor writes.
“In Meghan’s case, suicide has even been mentioned. And regardless of how privileged and wealthy they may be, they have my complete sympathy. But instead of concentrating on getting the help they so obviously need, they appear to be spending their energies on waging an unwinnable PR battle.”
Newsweek reports that according to a new book on the strife between Harry and Prince William, the Windsors were absolutely “incensed” with Harry at Prince Philip’s funeral because of the damaging things the duke had said shortly beforehand in his and Meghan’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
Queen Elizabeth II sat alone as she buried her husband of 73 years during a COVID-secure ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on April 17.
Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers reports that some members of the Windsor clan were so appalled that Meghan Markle and Harry trashed them in the Oprah interview that they outright avoided talking to him at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.
And while Prince William was spotted exchanging words with his younger brother following the ceremony, the two did not meet privately given William’s concern that an argument would erupt between them.
Princess Anne and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, simply gave Harry the cold shoulder, according to the new book.
The Sun reports that during the period when Harry and Meghan shared a household with William and Kate Middleton, William “went ballistic” when a courtier handed him a dossier of complaints from staffers that Markle was ruthlessly bullying them and even causing them PTSD.
According to historian Robert Lacey, the Duke of Cambridge was “instantly furious” after discovering a “Dossier of Distress” compiled by Kensington Palace communications chief Jason Knauf.
The Battle of the Brothers book recounts how “horrified” William was that Harry had gone and married Meghan Markle, a woman who he came to realize was “fundamentally hostile towards the royal system.”
Lacey writes in the book: “Prince William went ballistic when he heard the ‘dossier of distress’ that Knauf had gathered.”
Now reports indicate that the brothers have called a truce in advance of their reunion at the July 1 unveiling of the new statue of their late mother, Princess Diana. Meghan is expected to skip the occasion, given she only recently gave birth to her and Harry’s second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
While Prince William will have to put aside his anger over Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview, the Daily Mail reports that Harry agreed to speak to the media mogul after Buckingham Palace humiliated him by stripping him of his royal titles.
The Duke of Sussex is said to have become ‘angry’ at losing military appointments in the wake of ‘Megxit’ – a decision revealed on February 19 that was part of the final deal for him to step back from frontline royal duties. A ‘very cross’ Harry, 36, agreed to an interview with Oprah Winfrey that weekend, it was claimed, before the bombshell programme with the US chat show host and his wife Meghan was broadcast on March 7.
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