*With wild rumors spreading online that the British monarchy was plotting to give Duchess Meghan the ol’ Princess Diana treatment, the former actress was said to be on the brink of a “meltdown” if she remained in the UK — so Prince Harry rushed to announce their plans to flee the country, the Sun on Sunday reported.
Markle is currently residing in Canada, where she filmed seven seasons of the legal drama “Suits” in Toronto. Prince Harry is in England, where he is expected to meet with his father Prince Charles, brother Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II on Monday to discuss he and his wife’s plans to step down as senior members of the family.
The couple announced last week their plan to minimize their role as full-time royals.
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“The statement was rushed out and part of the reason for that is that Harry knew he needed to take swift action,” a palace source told the Sun, Page Six reports.
“Meghan has not settled in the UK and he knows that and wants her to be happy.
“And it got worse recently, with their spell in Canada helping cement her view that the family would be better off out of the spotlight and spending more time there.
“He feared staying in the UK too long would lead Meghan to have a meltdown,” the source added. “That’s why things moved so quickly.”
Meanwhile, Page Six previously reported that Oprah Winfrey was advising the couple on their #megxit plans, which the media mogul has denied. Now the outlet claims Prince Harry confronted David Beckham over Markle story ‘leaks’.
via Page Six:
Prince Harry once confronted David Beckham over fears that his pop star wife, Victoria, was leaking stories about the royal’s then-fiancée, Meghan Markle.
Former Spice Girls star Victoria, 45, may have been leaking to the press in Dec. 2017 when articles appeared saying the pair were becoming best friends.
Meghan was “really pleased” with recommendations Posh Spice made for facialists, hairdressers and stylists to use on her then-move to London, reports at the time said.
“Meghan was furious,” a source told The Sun.
Meanwhile, it’s worth noting the interesting timing of Winfrey pulling out of her controversial Russell Simmons doc as the royal couple is allegedly ready to tell-all to the media.