For years, Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have lived apart from the British royal family. The bad relationship of the former actress with some members of the crown is known, but little has been said about her relationship with the late monarch Elizabeth II.
Contrary to what would be believed, the death of the queen of England has aggravated the abyss between the Dukes of Sussex and the royal family, because as far as is known, Meghan has not accompanied Harry to fire the queen.
Since Harry and Meghan began their relationship, it was said that Queen Elizabeth II was not happy with it, because she did not consider that the then actress was up to the British royal family.
After getting married and being constantly criticized, Meghan and Harry decided to withdraw from the British Crown. The news came through a statement on her Instagram account and Queen Elizabeth II was not previously notified.
After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year to begin carving out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work towards becoming financially independent, while still fully supporting Her Majesty, the Queen.
In England, Meghan was blamed for Harry’s decision, but in 2017, and during an interview with Mail On Sunday, he revealed that he thought about giving up his title to have a more normal life. However, he refrained out of loyalty to his grandmother.
The couple’s decision is said to have come after Prince Harry argued with family members about his future as royals and Meghan went through an emotional crisis that made her contemplate suicide.
After multiple conversations with the duke, the queen has confirmed that he will retire from his position as part of the royal family, since it is not possible for him to continue with the responsibilities and work that a life of service to the public entails.
While we are all saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess will continue to be a part of our loving family.
After abdicating the British Crown, Meghan and Harry prepared to give an interview on the Oprah Winfrey show, where they spoke openly about everything that happens in the royal family, a decision that Prince William did not think was correct.
Coincidentally and before the interview went on the air, the media Sunday Times claimed that Meghan mistreated Kensington Palace staff. The newspaper cited unnamed sources and emails from Palace officials.
Meghan was not silent and, through her representative, released a statement that said:
The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her person, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying, and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.
Immediately afterwards, the interview they gave Oprah Winfrey came to light and for just over two hours, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exposed the treatment they suffered from the royal family while living under their rule.
Meghan said that during her wedding planning, Kate Middleton brought her to tears by discussing the “flower girl” outfit her daughter Charlotte would wear. However, other royals had already had similar rudeness with her.
After the wedding, the pressure on the newlyweds increased exponentially, the press began to attack Meghan constantly and Queen Elizabeth II never did anything to prevent it, on the contrary, she used to show her favoritism towards Kate and even when Meghan announced her pregnancy, it was said that she feared the baby would be a colored child.
To this was added the criticism of the English people and the constant comparisons that the press made between Kate and Meghan.
Meghan never had the approval or support of the monarch and the pressure was so great that she came to have suicidal thoughts.
We had to go to that event and I remember him saying, ‘I don’t think you can go’ and I just told him he couldn’t leave me alone. Every time the lights in the royal box went out, I cried.
I just didn’t want to be alive and that was a constant, clear, real and very scary thought.
Following his decision, Harry lost most of his income. However, his mother, Princess Diana, left him an inheritance of 10 million euros, an amount with which he was able to start from scratch.
The couple ended up moving to Canada, had two children of which only the first, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, had access to the seventh place in the line of succession to the throne behind his grandfather, Prince Charles, while the smallest , Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, is totally separated from the royal family, this according to the rules established by the monarchy and Queen Elizabeth II.
The problems between Meghan and the monarch were irreconcilable until the end, as the British medium International Business Times revealed that the queen recently updated the documents on her inheritance, leaving out two members of her family: Meghan Markle and her daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.
The monarch made it clear how her jewels will be distributed once she is gone. Kate Middleton would keep a large part of the inheritance in jewelry, valued at approximately 110 million dollars.
Now, before the death of the monarch, the British media The Sun reported that Harry traveled alone to Balmoral, Scotland, to see off his grandmother. The news caused controversy and consternation, as the Duke of Sussex was expected to arrive at the scene with his wife and children, something that did not happen.