Royal Family ‘did their best’ with Meghan as Harry’s memoir causes further ‘disquiet’

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THE Royal Family tried to support Meghan Markle during her time as a working royal, an expert has claimed, as the couple’s allegations continue to cause “difficulties and problems” for the monarchy.

A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not have “the warmest relationship” with senior members of the Royal Family, due to their allegations during their Oprah interview and the Duke’s upcoming memoir. Whilst the couple claimed that the Royal Family had neglected their mental health and had been unsupportive of Meghan, this is “not necessarily” the view held by Buckingham Palace.
Royal Family ‘did their best’ to support Meghan whilst she was a working member of the family (Image: Getty Images)

Royal expert Robert Jobson told Us Weekly: “I think that they are in contact, but I don’t think at the moment with this new book coming out by Harry, that it’s necessarily the warmest relationship.

“I mean he’s caused a lot of disquiet in the Royal Family with these racist allegations and claims that they didn’t support Meghan, which of course is what Harry and Meghan think but it’s not necessarily what the Royal Family think.

“They did their best as far as they’re concerned and they can learn from it, but it has caused difficulties and problems within the monarchy.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would be stepping down from their roles as senior working royals in January 2020. Since completing royal duties in March of last year, they have relocated to California and have established their own non-profit foundation, Archewell.

Meghan and Harry criticised the Royal Family

Meghan and Harry accused the Royal Family of neglecting their mental health (Image: Getty Images)

The couple appeared in March 2021 in an explosive interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey, in which they detailed their rift with the Royal Family.

Allegations included Palace aides refusing to correct damaging tabloid articles about Meghan, disappointment at their son Archie not getting a title and accusations the Palace ignored the couple’s calls for help with Meghan’s mental health.

Prince Harry spoke of his relationship with Prince Charles, saying he felt “really let down” and revealing that his father had “stopped taking my calls”.

He also characterised his relationship with Prince William as “space”, whilst Meghan revealed that Kate had made her cry in the lead-up to the couple’s royal wedding. This story had been inaccurately reported by the press.

However, the most damaging allegation was that an unnamed senior member of the Royal Family had made a racist remark about the skin colour of their unborn son.

The interview caused a PR crisis for Buckingham Palace, who later released a statement to say that whilst “recollections may vary”, the couple would always be “much-loved” members of the family.

Since then, Prince Harry has continued to speak publicly about his family, accusing them of “total neglect” in a subsequent interview with Oprah.

He also stated that he would “never be bullied into silence” after years of being “controlled by fear”.

Whilst the Duke of Sussex has reunited with his family on two occasions since the interview, relations between him and his immediate family are reportedly still strained. Meghan Markle has not seen her in-laws since before the Covid-19 pandemic.

In July, it was announced that Prince Harry would be releasing his “accurate and wholly truthful” memoir through Penguin Random House.

In a statement, the Duke said: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.

“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.”

The memoir is expected to hit bookshelves in late 2022, shortly after the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The publishers stated that Prince Harry will cover his childhood, army career and life as a working royal in an “intimate” account of his life, sparking concerns amongst royal fans that the Duke will release more details about his Megxit rift.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently reside in Montecito, Santa Barbara, with their two young children, Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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