Prince Harry and Meghan Markle surprised the world when they stepped down as senior royals earlier this year. But despite the hate they continuously receive, there is something that pushes the couple to leave.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have upset the Royal Family, including Prince Charles, Prince William, and Queen Elizabeth II. But, they, too, have been disappointed by the treatment they have experienced.
Prince Harry, Meghan’s wrong move
The Sussexes revealed they had thoroughly thought of their decision for months before they dropped their bombshell announcement.
However, it still surprised the Royal Family, especially the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of Cambridge.
The Royal Family then started to work with the most trusted aides to create a deal for the couple’s new lives.
However, according to Mirror Online, the result of their final arrangement had disappointed both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Queen Elizabeth decided to remove their right to use the word “royal” from their brand and future projects. Hence, they could no longer use the name Sussex Royal.
But, insiders revealed things shouldn’t have drastically ended this way. The pair, too, could have avoided the distress they felt if they had only handled things differently.
In Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand revealed the upsetting move Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did. They had kept the family and their team in the dark when they launched their website.
Oversimplifying the things they’re asking for
Prince Harry and Meghan also “oversimplified” what they were asking for. They thought they only had to give Prince Charles “their rider, negotiate over email, rock up to London, give three months notice and fly back to Canada.”
However, the two felt they were left with no choice, thinking the Royal Family didn’t “take their concerns seriously.”
“Harry and Meghan, however, felt they had been patronized by other family and staff members for too long,” the sources said. “People had humored them when they brought up their grievances, never thinking the couple would actually do anything drastic.”
“The explosive reaction was a direct result of their growing impatience,” they continued. “If other members of the family and those working with the households had taken their requests more seriously, it wouldn’t have reached that point.”
Meanwhile, Princess Anne’s statement about the younger royals’ work for the monarchy might have something to do with Prince Harry and Meghan’s exit.
She said younger royals were trying to “reinvent the wheel” of how things should be worked out in the realm. They might have forgotten the basics, doing things their way.
“And I’m already at the stage, ‘Please do not reinvent that particular wheel,'” she said, per Express. “‘ We’ve been there, done that. Some of these things don’t work. You may need to go back to basics.'”
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