MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been warned to stop clashes with senior royals, a royal biographer has claimed.
Ever since becoming part of the royal wedding following her wedding to Prince Harry in May last year, Meghan Markle has been immersed in rumours of controversy and feuds with other members of the royal family. Rumours of an ongoing rift between sister-in-law Kate Middleton have abounded and Meghan, or ‘Duchess difficult’ as Palace staff are said to have nicknamed her, has also shown little regard for royal traditions. This has led royal biographer Angela Levin to claim that the Palace has “put its foot down” to ensure that the royal “chain of command” is properly followed.
Writing for the Daily Mail, Ms Levin said Meghan’s “apparent disregard” for “long-established Royal values” have been met with “caution and discretion”.
She said: “The 12 months since she got married have been far from straightforward.
“She has been unable to prevent long-standing family disagreements becoming headline news and has lost a number of staff, including her press adviser.
“She has often appeared to run her own publicity machine, in fact, disregarding courtiers in the process.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been warned to stop clashes with senior royals (Image: Getty)
The royal biographer went on to say that the Duchess has been keen to drive public discussion “as she thinks best” and uses the example of her extravagant £350,000 baby shower held in New York.
She said that if Buckingham Palace had known of the baby shower in advance, “they would have prevented it”.
Ms Levin also noted other concerns senior royals have had over Meghan’s apparent behaviour.
She said: “Others in the Royal set-up have been concerned to find that, several times, public appearances by Meghan and Harry have clashed with scheduled engagements for more senior Royals, including Prince Charles.”
As a result, Ms Levin says “the Queen’s staff will keep a close eye on the Sussex’s’ diary”.
According to her source: “They decide what to put in front of the senior Royals.
“It’s a bit like the civil service. Engagements are scheduled by committee.
“Diaries are cross-referenced to ensure there isn’t a clash and they decide if an event is suitable.”
Another royal insider told the biographer: “The intention is to ensure what they do is co-ordinated with the rest of the household so you don’t get an Independent State of Frogmore [the Sussex’s Windsor cottage].
“The Royal Family is a very hierarchical organisation. It’s the Queen, Prince Charles, the Cambridges, the Sussexes in that order.
As the fourth household you have to respect that chain of command.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK