Meghan and Harry savaged for ‘abandoning Queen in her hour of need’ – fury at US move


MEGHAN and Harry have been savaged for “abandoning the UK in its hour of need” according to royal expert Camilla Tominey.

Meghan and Prince Harry have faced renewed scrutiny of their decision to relocate to the US following the shockwaves triggered by the couple’s face to face with Oprah Winfrey. Some in Britain have criticised the Duke and Duchess for quitting their royal roles and for throwing the Firm into crisis at a time when the country as a whole is facing up to a major pandemic. Discussing the backlash with conservative commentators, Ms Tominey argued people felt that the couple had in effect “abandoned Britain.”

Camilla told a meeting of the American Conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation that some people in the UK felt Meghan and Harry had “abandoned Britain in its hour of need” because of the Covid pandemic.

She said: “They had a perfectly decent platform from which to promote their charity endeavours when they were inside the Royal Family.

“Why have they left the Queen aged 94 and her 99-year-old husband in their hour of need?”

The royal expert also questioned the motivations of the Duke and Duchess to leave the UK and “seek financial independence in America.”

Royal expert Camilla Tominey discusses the UK’s reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Royal expert Camilla Tominey discusses the UK’s reaction to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Image: Heritage Foundation)

Royal expert Camilla Tominey claims some believe the couple has left the UK and the Queen in their ‘hour of need’

Royal expert Camilla Tominey claims some believe the couple has left the UK and the Queen in their ‘ (Image: CBS/ITV)

The Susexes’ popularity has plummeted in the UK following their bombshell interview with Oprah.

According to YouGov, Harry now has a net negative rating for the first time.

Forty-eight percent of Britons expressed a negative view of the Duke — a 15-point drop — while 58 percent of respondents now have a negative opinion of Meghan, which is a 13-point decrease in support.

Meghan and Harry told Oprah that an unnamed member of the Royal Family, not the Queen or Duke of Edinburgh, had raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone would be, before he was born.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Relationship timeline

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Relationship timeline (Image: EXPRESS)

Meghan also said she asked for help when she was suicidal, but said the institution gave her no support.

After the interview, the Queen said in a statement that the issues raised, including race, would be “addressed by the family privately”.

It comes as Harry announced his latest move into business after he and Meghan stepped back as senior working royals in March 2020, a move dubbed “Megxit”.

The Duke of Sussex has taken up a new role at US professional coaching and mental health firm BetterUp.

Royal Family Tree

Royal Family Tree (Image: EXPRESS)

The couple, who temporarily relocated to Canada, are now based in Meghan’s home nation with their son Archie.

The couple have signed a major deal with Netflix to make films and series for the streaming service, thought to be worth millions of pounds, giving them a global reach into millions of homes.

The streaming service said the couple will be producing a range of “content that informs but also gives hope” for Netflix, from documentaries and scripted series, to features and children’s programming.

Meghan and Harry have also signed a multi-year deal with audio streaming service Spotify to host and produce podcasts for an undisclosed sum, thought to be worth tens of millions of pounds.


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