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Meghan and Harry 'have to change tactics' as Coronation signals royals 'won't back down'

NewsMeghan and Harry 'have to change tactics' as Coronation signals royals 'won't back down'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “will have to change tactics” now King Charles III has been officially crowned, former butler Grant Harrold has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have taken several swipes at the Royal Family since they announced they would be stepping down from their working roles in 2020.

Harrold suggested Harry and Meghan should move away from their current PR strategy to instead focus on “trying to heal” their relationship with the royals.

He warned failure to change their approach could leave them facing years of being at “loggerheads” with the institution as the family has shown they will not “back down.”

The former royal butler said: “The Coronation signifies the start of a new reign, it symbolises the end of the Elizabethan era and we’re venturing into this new domain of a new King and Queen.

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“It’s definitely closure, that part of the monarchy is done. Yet, the Harry and Meghan bestselling Netflix drama will inevitably continue.

“I’d like to think it will stop, but I don’t see that stopping – it should, they should be trying to heal – but there’s always going to be that drama, sadly.

“I don’t know what the end game is, I really understand that there are issues, it’s not just his family and it’s the organisation as such – I understand that, but what is Harry’s end game, what is he going to achieve? That’s the problem.”

Harrold, who worked for the King for seven years when he was still the Prince of Wales, argued Harry and Meghan could still continue to pursue their celebrity aspirations without needing to involve the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess struck a series of deals to produce educational programmes and podcasts with the likes of Netflix and Spotify after stepping down. Harry also released his memoir in January.

The former butler continued: “If Harry thinks he can change the monarchy, I just don’t think that’s going to happen.

“The King and Queen and the organisation that runs it, it’s a big organisation and I think there’s just going to be constant loggerheads over it.

“Eventually, someone has to back down and give up, but I don’t think the household ever will.”

He told Oddspedia: “Maybe Harry and Meghan will have to change their tactics, maybe take some time out and rebuild their relationship?

“If they want to work in television, that’s fine, do the reality shows, but don’t drag in the family.”

Harry was reunited with his family over the weekend when he travelled to the UK to attend the King’s Coronation.

But despite being sat next to cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, interactions with other members of the family were limited.

The Duke also left the country immediately after the ceremony to head back to his home in Montecito to celebrate his son, Prince Archie Harrison’s, fourth birthday.

A family friend claimed his brief stay had the Royal Family “wondering why Harry bothered to come at all.”

One source told Vanity Fair: “One makes one’s choices. To be honest there wasn’t much talk of Harry at all. The focus was very much on the occasion.”

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