Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become “celebrities in their own right” and no longer need to “trade” on their royal status, one royal author claims.
It comes more than three years after the Sussexes announced that they were stepping down as working royals and relocating to America to pursue their own projects.
The decision set off fevered speculation on both sides of the Atlantic over what the young couple would do next.
The answer soon came in the form of multi-million-pound deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify, which would see them release a stream of content that was primarily focussed on exposing the inner workings of royal life.
This reached its apex with the release of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare earlier this year, with the Duke making a number of explosive claims about his time within the Firm.
Now, the Sussexes are in a position to relinquish their royal credentials once and for all, Clive Irving, author of The Last Queen and royal columnist at The Daily Beast tells Daily Express US.
The New York Times bestselling author’s second novel revolves around Will and Fern, two long-lost lovers who rekindle their romance following a chance encounter.
Irving says this pivot away from the Royal Family also suggests Meghan will no longer attend royal engagements.
“Meghan doesn’t want to be accused of embarrassing his [Harry’s] father or being a burden on the monarchy,” the royal author claimed.
He added: “I think it’s unlikely we’ll ever see Meghan in the same frame as Prince William and Princess Kate again.”
In Irving’s opinion, Meghan is “not comfortable” with the Waleses, adding that “it’s basically Harry’s appearances that will matter now – not hers”.
Indeed, Meghan was conspicuously absent from Harry’s recent trip back to the UK to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth on the anniversary of her death.
The Duchess joined him days later in Düsseldorf, Germany for the Invictus Games.
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