The details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s departure from the British Royal family have been a constant discussion in international media over the last few months. Supporters and naysayers have seemingly come up left and right to comment on the couple’s decision, from political commentators to estranged family. Now, it appears that the confusion behind their departure isn’t as founded as once suggested, with a royal insider claiming Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth were well aware of the plan prior to its execution.
The insider commented to the Daily Mail that Harry had contacted the elder family members through email to detail the ‘Megxit’ plan prior to acting on it, and the initial skepticism of his decision. The royals were aware of the difficulties of such a massive relocation, but were willing to work through it.
“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. He thought his family were stonewalling and decided to push the nuclear button,” the insider claimed.
Another source for the publication commented that, “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.”
With the global Coronavirus pandemic reaching record proportions, the couple’s post-royal family plans have also been seemingly derailed for the time being, one of which included a production company.
It doesn’t seem as though sources close to the family are confident in them taking the continuing proper steps with the Royal family either.
“To be honest, they checked out months ago. They have their eyes on a very different prize,” a source commented. “The Queen doesn’t deserve to be treated in this way. 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.”
Following their departure, the Queen offered a statement of support to the former duke and dutchess, saying, “Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family. I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”