After Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced this week that they will be “stepping back” as senior members of the British royal family, rumors began to emerge that Markle was to blame. Now, it turns out that these rumors could be true.
The Daily Mail’s David Jones has interviewed intimate acquaintances of the royal couple, and he reports that “friends feel sure Meghan will have been the prime instigator of their hasty escape.”
Here is what one of “Meghan’s oldest confidantes” told Jones:
“I saw this coming — it was just a matter of time,” the individual said. “With Meghan, it has always been her way or the highway. She is always the center of the relationship, regardless of Harry’s title. She wants to be in the limelight, but under her own terms.”
Another friend had an idea as to why Meghan made the decision. “I think when she started to receive limitations from the royal family, and all of a sudden she couldn’t control things any more, she no longer wanted to participate in the grand scheme of royalty,” the source said.
Back in control
According to Jones’ sources, this is precisely why Markle is returning to North America, to get back to being the center of attention.
“What’s one country when she’s got the whole world at her feet,” the source said. “She won’t set foot in the UK again, let alone live there, unless she gets what she feels she’s worth.”
As if leaving his family wasn’t bad enough, according to another source, things are probably going to get worse for Prince Harry now that Meghan is returning to home territory. “Now she will get to make her own rules,” the source said. “It’s perfect for her.”
Markle already appears to be moving on to new plans, having reportedly signed a deal with Disney to do a voiceover in return for a donation to the Elephants Without Borders charity.
Meanwhile, the Queen has reportedly summoned Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry for a family meeting on Monday to work out the details of the couple’s “progressive new role” in the royal family. Markle, currently reported to be in Canada, may join in by phone.
Trump weighs in
President Donald Trump has sided with the Queen on the matter, saying Friday that “it’s sad.”
“I don’t want to get into the whole thing but I find it — I just have such respect for the Queen,” he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “I don’t think this should be happening to her.”