Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘worried royal currency’ diminishing after Megxit


PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle and “worried” their royal status is declining since leaving the Royal Family, a commentator has claimed.

Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, are settling into life as a family of four after the birth of their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana but have received criticism for the name. Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname and the choice pays tribute to the monarch at a challenging time for the Windsors, who are mourning the loss of the Duke of Edinburgh. Royal commentator Sarah Vine has since claimed Sussex’s decision to give their daughter a royal name meant they are “worried” their royal currency is fading.

Speaking to Palace Confidential on Mail+, Ms. Vine said: “Archie doesn’t have an obviously royal name.

“He was named when they were in the fold.

“Now that they’re perhaps worried about their royal currency being depleted, they’ve now given this child a name that isn’t just associated with Elizabeth it’s Lilibet.

“No one else in the world apart from the Queen is Lilibet.”

Harry and Meghan are settling into life as a family of four after the birth of Lilibet Diana (Image: GETTY)
Harry and Meghan are settling into life as a family of four after the birth of Lilibet Diana (Image: GETTY)

Lili, a younger sister for the Sussexes’ two-year-old son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, was born at 11.40 am on Friday, June 4 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California weighing in at 7lb 11oz.

The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s social media accounts shared their congratulations on the happy news.

Lilibet is the Queen's family nickname (Image: Misan Harriman)
Lilibet is the Queen’s family nickname (Image: Misan Harriman)

The rift between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the rest of the royal family has been “difficult for everyone”, the Earl of Wessex has said.

Speaking on what would have been his father the Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday, Edward said all senior royals had faced “excessive” media intrusion over the years, adding: “We’ve all dealt with it in slightly different ways.”

Asked by American news network CNN about the “family rift which is undeniably there”, the earl laughingly replied: “Are you euphemistically referring to Harry and Meghan?”

He described the situation that saw the couple step back as senior royals as “very sad”, adding: “We’ve all been there before.”

“It’s very sad, weirdly we’ve all been there before – we’ve all had excessive intrusion and attention in our lives,” he said.

“We’ve all dealt with it in slightly different ways, and, listen, we wish them the very best of luck. It’s a really hard decision.”

Asked how his mother the Queen is coping with the split on top of losing her husband, the earl said: “It’s difficult for everyone, but, as I said, that’s families for you.”

In a separate interview with the BBC, Edward was asked how he is coping with the royal rift.

He replied: “I stay well out of it. It’s much the safest place to be.”


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