‘Can’t believe I’m not getting paid’: Meghan Markle ‘didn’t understand point of walkabout’

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior working royals in March 2020, but the duchess never understood the point of royal walkabouts, a source has claimed.

In an extract of Valentine Low’s new Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown’, published by The Times, several members of staff told of Meghan saying “on at least one occasion, ‘I can’t believe I’m not getting paid for this.'”

But behind the scenes, it was apparently a different story.  

Can’t believe I’m not getting paid’: Meghan Markle didn’t understand point of walkabout

Can’t believe I’m not getting paid’: Meghan Markle didn’t understand point of walkabout (Image: Getty)

The source added that former communications secretary to the couple Jason Knauf described the tour as “very challenging” and “made worse by the behaviour of the duchess”.

The claims come just days after Harry and Meghan returned to their home in the US following the Queen’s funeral in London.

Since leaving stepping away the couple have kept a distance from the Royal Family as reports of rifts with senior royals grow.

The Duke and Duchess on their tour of Australia

The Duke and Duchess on their tour of Australia (Image: Getty)

Former communications secretary Jason Knauf

Former communications secretary Jason Knauf (Image: Getty)

There, they chatted to members of the public and received floral tributes to Her Majesty.

Meghan greeting mourners following the Queen's death

Meghan greeting mourners following the Queen’s death (Image: Getty)

Prince Harry took part in the procession behind the Queen's coffin

Prince Harry took part in the procession behind the Queen’s coffin (Image: Getty)

Despite Harry now being fifth in line to the throne following the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, it is unclear if his children, Archie and Lilibet will receive royal titles.

Now that Charles is king, Harry and Meghan’s children automatically become Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex, but this is yet to be confirmed.

The King is reportedly planning a ‘slimmed down monarchy’, so there is speculation over whether he will award the titles.

The 'fab four' were seen for the first time since 2020

The ‘fab four’ were seen for the first time since 2020 (Image: Getty)

In a surprise move, Meghan and Harry took part in a walkabout with the Prince and Princess of Wales to thank mourners last week.

It was the first time the ‘fab four’ has been since March 2020, when the Sussexes departed for the US.

Prince William was reportedly the one to orchestrate the appearance, inviting Meghan and Harry to join them.

The move, dubbed an “important show of unity”, sparked hopes of reconciliation in the brother’s strained relationship.

In his first address as King, Charles also wished Meghan and Harry the best and extended his love for the couple as “they continue to build their life overseas”.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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