MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s plan to leave the Royal Family has been blown wide open by a royal expert claiming the couple had been planning their exit for some time.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior members of the Firm and moved to the US in 2020.
But author Andrew Morton, who has written biographies for royals including Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II, explained that the plan to leave was discussed more than a year before. Speaking to the Mirror’s podcast, Pod Save the Queen, he said: “Harry was having conversations in a London hotel with Oprah Winfrey back in November 2018, just six months after they’d been married.
So they were thinking about a different direction of travel pretty early on. The irony is they had been given the keys to the first-class lounge when Prince Harry was given the position of Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth. This was effectively the Queen’s way of saying ‘you do the rest of the world, leave William and Catherine to do the UK where they will eventually be the Heads of State’.”