A shocking new report claims that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke up with the Queen — over email.
The millennials also ran roughshod over palace staff while they strove for a showbiz-based lifestyle and old fashioned notions like “family first” flew out the window as Archie has only met his cousins twice in his short life.
One royal insider told the Daily Mail, “Harry has given up everything, literally everything. He has burnt every single bridge back at home. And Meghan? Well, I rather think she’s got what she wanted…”
The “self-absorbed” couple were furious that Markle was branded “difficult and demanding” — especially after she made Kate Middleton cry during wedding preparations — even though Markle refused to kowtow to protocol.
“One of the earliest signs that Meghan was determined to do it her way occurred when the Queen invited her to Chester after her wedding in June 2018,” the Mail wrote. “The Queen’s powerful personal assistant, Angela Kelly, sent a message that Her Majesty would be wearing a hat — polite Palace code for ‘you should be wearing one too’. The message came back that Meghan preferred to go bareheaded.”
Later came the news that Harry and Megan’s staff was turning over at an alarming rate for several reasons, including Markle’s penchant for emailing at all hours of the night and demanding instant gratification while freaking out about clothing allowances and home renovations.
One aggrieved royal insider told the Mail: “People had bent over backwards. They were given the wedding they wanted, house they wanted, office they wanted, the money they wanted, staff they wanted, tours they wanted and had the backing of their family. What more did they want?”
Meanwhile, William and Harry had fallen out after William questioned Harry’s decision to marry Markle so soon after they’d met.
Harry and Meghan felt ostracized — their only unity being each other.
“They felt that the institution only wanted to trot them out to exploit their popularity when convenient. Otherwise it wanted to constrain because it was jealous and threatened by their popularity,” a source told the Mail, while another said, “They felt the family just couldn’t handle them. They felt trapped and believed senior Establishment figures, including William, were trying to derail them.”
After a “summer of hell” Harry and Meghan went to tour Africa — and gave a disastrous interview to ITV bemoaning their emotional health. Soon after, they left for a “vacation” in Canada – after introducing their son Archie to his cousins only twice. Within weeks, the couple decided to make the move permanent, emailing their decision to leave the family to Prince Charles and the Queen.
Prince Charles was concerned the couple had not thought through the ramifications of the decision.
“(the royal family) understood that (Harry) and Meghan wanted something different and were willing to help but it was complicated,” a family source told the Mail. “There were issues like security and funding, visas and tax, which neither of them had thought through. Harry was told to put his request in writing and come up with some ideas.”
Harry however, thought the family was stonewalling and “decided to push the nuclear button.”
“They didn’t even have clue what the term financially independent meant,” another insider told the Mail. “Unfortunately he was just too stubborn, blinkered and bitter to see sense.’ He believed he was being forced to play second fiddle to William when it was he – and Meghan – who had the star power.”
According to one courtier, “Her Majesty was shocked. People were angry the Queen had been so disrespected.”
Another senior royal source told the Mail: “Meghan had issued her husband with a stark ultimatum: Archie and me are your family. Harry had been hopeful of finding a way to marry his desire for more freedom with his royal heritage, but Meghan convinced him there was no other option, She forced him to choose. He has spent three months convincing himself he has done the right thing.”
And now they have even irked the notoriously nice Canadians — after slipping off to Los Angeles before the borders closed due to coronavirus to lead a Hollywood life.
‘The Queen doesn’t deserve to be treated in this way,” a source told the Mail. “It’s easy to say Harry and Meghan have made their bed, let them lie in it. But what they have done will have ramifications for possibly generations to come.”
[via Page Six]