Raise your hand if you thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were going to just quietly head to Canada, hole up in their borrowed mansion and spend the rest of their lives as hermits doing yoga, hiking, and drinking green juices? Anyone? Yeah, me neither.
Despite the fact that they first acted as if they were leaving the royal family because they are tired of the royal goldfish bowl, these two are generating press now more than ever.
Almost all of it is negative, minus the handful of celebrities looking to infiltrate their inner circle to remain relevant.
The royal(?) couple recently released an extraordinary statement on their website, that was clearly a dig at the royal family, Buckingham Palace, and the Queen herself.
The most mind blowing part of what they wrote was their claim that the Queen does not own the word “royal.”
If they were trying not to look bitter, then Prince Harry and Meghan failed miserably, and their real motives may finally be starting to show up behind the facade.
Now, it’s been reported that the Queen is so done even hearing about these two, and just wants to move on already. Can we blame her? Why can’t this poor woman just enjoy the rest of her life in relative peace?
Royal commentators are jumping on the bandwagon to criticize the couple for the way they’ve publicly sniped at the Queen.
A source told The Daily Mail, “Let’s just hope they feel they have got whatever they want to get out of their system”, with another saying the couple have “lost all sense of perspective.”
They continued, “It was their decision to do this and the family is clearly trying their best to facilitate it. But it inevitably requires sacrifices on both sides and the Sussexes need to be rather more gracious about it. Sniping from the sidelines doesn’t help anyone.”
While the Queen has been supportive of the Sussexes decision to step down from royal duties, at least publicly, privately she may be feeling very different.
A stiff upper lip is always required in the royal family, something Meghan claimed didn’t work for her, but what’s going on behind the scenes?
Sources have told royal correspondent Katie Nicholl that the Queen just wants to get this over with and be done with all the drama.
Considering the fact that Meghan doesn’t like to be around toxic people, it appears she’s quite toxic herself to people around her, including the family she married into.
The source told Nicholl, “The Queen has been keen to get this resolved because she sees it is damaging to the monarchy and on a personal level I think this has been rather hurtful for her.”
They continued, “She has got to the point where she doesn’t want to think about it anymore, she just wants it over and done with.”
The general public can probably agree with her on that one. And, yet, it doesn’t look like Harry and Meghan plan on laying low anytime soon.