If you ask some sources, they’ll tell you the royal family (and the British press) made life very difficult for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. Reports claim the Duke of Sussex believes his family did not do enough to welcome Duchess Meghan into the fold or to protect her from the media presence in the United Kingdom.
This infamously led to Harry and Meghan up and quitting as senior members of the royal family. And now some sources say Harry is the problem child.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the world when they revealed plans to exit the royal family and spend half their time in North America. They are working to become financially independent of the crown and want to focus on raising their son, Archie Harrison, as normally as possible.
The couple has settled down in Canada and are reportedly relieved and happy living a quiet and independent life filled with yoga, sandwiches, and hiking with their son and two dogs.
As part of their transition, Harry and Meghan have reportedly cut all of their staff in the United Kingdom. Some of their former staff members are said to be reinstalled in other areas of the palace, but many have just been let go. This despite their commitment to continuing to honor their charities and patronages.
Instead, sources say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have hired a PR person to oversee their new lives. They are reportedly working to set up gigs and appearances outside any final royal engagements.
While the Sussexes’ move seems to be plugging along very quickly, they aren’t quite free and clear of the palace, yet. They still have a few more engagements to attend to before they officially step down at the end of next month. In fact, Harry, Meghan, and Archie are to return to the UK in March to attend festivities for Commonwealth Day.
The trouble is, Prince William and Kate Middleton will reportedly be in Ireland when the Sussex family makes their return to the UK.
An inside source says this sort of thing — the Sussexes and the Cambridges being engaged in separate places at the same time — would not have happened had Prince Harry retained some of his palace staff. According to the source, Harry’s original staff members knew the system well and would have adhered to a grid calendar system to make sure this was not the result.
The source blasted Harry’s new PR spokesperson, saying he was more “Hollywood than Windsor” and accusing him of not having the experience necessary to deal with these sorts of events.