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Palace Insiders Claim ‘This is the Beginning of the End’ of Harry and Meghan’s Relationship with Royal Family

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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*Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the British Royal family are said to be quite unhappy with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive ITV interview that aired Sunday night, during which the couple revealed they are both unhappy with their privileged lifestyle and constant media scrutiny.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have thrown the palace into turmoil. Their complaints about how ‘unfair’ and unfeeling unnamed persons have been puts the family in a terrible position,” a royal source revealed to bestlife.com (via MSN).

“Nothing like this has happened since the Princess of Wales did her infamous Panorama interview where she told Martin Bashir about all about the problems in her marriage and speculated that Prince Charles did not want to be king,” the insider added.

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The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Attend The Cirque du Soleil Premiere Of "TOTEM" In Support Of Sentebale
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Cirque du Soleil Premiere Of “TOTEM” at Royal Albert Hall on January 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Grover – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

During the filming of the ITV one-hour documentary “Harry&Meghan: An African Journey,” Markle thanked host Tom Bradby, a longtime friend of Harry’s, for inquiring about her state of mind. 

“Not many people have asked if I’m OK,” she said in a teaser that one royal source claims was a jab at her in-laws. 

“The inference is that senior members of the royal family—Charles, William, Catherine, and Camilla—have been cold and unfeeling to her,” said my source. “Who else can she be talking about? She is famously close with a circle of friends and her mother, so she couldn’t possibly be talking about them. That leaves the royal family. There are a lot of people this morning who view this as a stunning betrayal.”

During the ITV interview, Prince Harry acknowledged the rumors of turmoil with his brother, Prince William.

“Look, we are brothers,” he said. “We will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy, but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.”

Meghan Markle attends a reception for young people at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Meghan Markle attends a reception for young people at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on February 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Meghan also revealed that her British friends warned her not to marry Harry because “the British tabloids will destroy your life.” She also told Bradby, “I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried,” but, she explained, “I’ve said for a long time to H–that’s what I call him–it is not enough to just survive something. That’s not the point of life,” the Duchess said. “You’ve got to thrive and feel happy.”

According to The Daily Mail via The Mirror’s royal editor, Russell Myers, Meghan and Harry’s ITV interview could be “the beginning of the end” of their relationship with the royal family. 

Another royal insider said, “Meghan is estranged from everyone in her family except her mother, now it seems Harry has set out on a path to do the same. It is such a shocking and sad turn of events because the family has really done everything in its power to make Meghan feel at home. They did not warn the family about their comments. It’s history repeating itself. First Diana, now Harry. People are stunned.”

We previously reported… Harry and Meghan are planning to take a six-week break from their royal duties next month, and plan to spend Thanksgiving with Meghan’s mother in Los Angeles. 

“There is no way the royal family can go on business as usual now,” said the royal insider. “Harry and Meghan have thrown down the gauntlet. The palace has to make some difficult decisions, but there is no doubt things are about to change in a major way.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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