Queen had to ‘put her foot down’ to dismiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle style demands

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THE Queen had to “put her foot down” against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s numerous demands after they announced that they were stepping down as senior royals.

TV personality Lizzie Cundy claimed the Queen fought back attempts from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the continued use of their HRH titles after Megxit. Ms Cundy said, Her Majesty “put her foot down” and signaled the couple would not be allowed to use the style once departing their official royal roles. The removal of the HRH titles came hand in hand with the decision to step down, as it meant that the duo no longer formally represent the Queen.

“‘Indeed you have to pay back the money, the taxpayers money that is, for Frogmore cottage’.”

The £2.4m renovation and rent payments were made by the couple after stepping down and moving to the States.

They faced a huge backlash after their decision to step down in relation to the renovation costs which were covered by taxpayers under the Sovereign Grant in 2018/19.

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The Queen “put her foot down” on Harry and Meghan’s royal style use (Image: GETTY/PA)

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have not been able to use their HRH styles since stepping down (Image: PA)

Ms Cundy also claimed that Her Majesty told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they “were not getting money for security.'”

The removal of their security detail is something that the Duke of Sussex claimed he didn’t expect, and something that Meghan claimed was a “change in convention.”

In the pairs bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan declared that she had ‘personally pleaded’ to the palace to carry on funding it.

Harry claimed that the security detail was removed with “short notice” and his and Meghan’s “exact location was known” due to tense public scrutiny.

In June 2021, she published ‘The Bench’, a picture book for children that went on to be on The New York Times Bestseller list just one week after its release.

Meghan describes the book as having a universal theme of “love, representation, and inclusivity that are resonating with communities everywhere.”

After stepping down from the Royal Family, Meghan has continued to use her Duchess of Sussex title on all platforms, including her recent children’s book.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry voiced concerns about the loss of royal security (Image: GETTY)

This could soon change as it has recently been alleged that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex requested to introduce their daughter to the Queen.

The potential visit is significant as it would be the first time that Harry and Meghan are on British soil together after stepping down as working royals in January 2020.

It will be the first time that the Queen will meet her eleventh great-grandchild.

‘Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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