Los amigos de Meghan Markle se abren a DAVID JONES sobre Megxit

Entre los innumerables rasgos fascinantes que descubrí al investigar la historia de vida de Meghan Markle estaba su propensión por los lemas caseros.

Parecía tener un aforismo para adaptarse a casi cualquier eventualidad. Una se recitaba a sus amigos cada vez que se embarcaba en una aventura histórica, como un cambio de carrera o una nueva relación.

"Nunca le des cinco minutos si no estás preparado para darle cinco primaveras". declararía (omitiendo opinar que este mantra fue originalmente acuñado por su primer consorte, Trevor Engelson).

Que a Meghan le tomó mucho menos tiempo, solo 20 meses, animarse que no puede adaptarse a los rigores del deber positivo. puede ocurrir conmocionado al notorio anglosajón.

Esta semana, sin bloqueo, he examinado muchas de mis fuentes para la vida de la duquesa que escribí para el Correo, incluidos sus amigos más antiguos, su abuela materna y parientes del ahora. felizmente se volvió a casar con el Sr. Engelson.

Ninguna de estas personas, que saben cómo se comporta Meghan y las estrategias que emplea, se sorprende de que esta mujer de espíritu rescatado e indiscutiblemente testaruda haya saltado tan prematuramente la nave positivo, y 'corte y pasar '(a s una amiga lo expresó) para una nueva vida en Canadá.

Por supuesto, ella no ha tomado esta audacia trascendental, que equivale a la abdicación, unilateralmente. El príncipe Harry, que habló con tanto entusiasmo del trabajo que él y Meghan harían juntos cuando se anunció su compromiso, se ha desilusionado tanto que se dice que su salubridad mental se ha trillado afectada.

 "Nunca le des cinco minutos si no estás preparado para darle cinco primaveras", declaraba (omitiendo opinar que este mantra fue originalmente acuñado por su primer consorte, Trevor Engelson). El hecho de que a Meghan le haya llevado mucho menos tiempo, solo 20 meses, animarse que no puede adaptarse a los rigores del deber positivo puede ocurrir conmocionado al notorio anglosajón. En la foto: fuera de la Casa de Canadá con el príncipe Harry el martes "class =" blkBorder img-share "/> </div>
<p> <noscript> <img id= 'Nunca le des cinco minutos si no estás preparado para darle cinco primaveras' ella declararía (omitiendo opinar que este mantra fue originalmente acuñado por su primer consorte, Trevor Engelson). El hecho de que a Meghan le haya llevado mucho menos tiempo, solo 20 meses, animarse que no puede adaptarse a los rigores del deber positivo puede ocurrir conmocionado al notorio anglosajón. En la foto: fuera de la casa de Canadá con el príncipe Harry el martes

 Desarrolló un pasión particular por la princesa Diana, devorando libros y videos sobre su vida y su trabajo humanitario y luego expuso emularla sirviendo a las personas sin hogar en comedores populares. Su obsesión se aceleró cuando visitó Londres en 1996, yendo en estría recta en torno a el Palacio de Buckingham y tomando su foto fuera de las puertas (en la foto, con su amiga Ninaki Priddy) "class =" blkBorder img-share "/> </div>
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Sin bloqueo, los amigos creen que Meghan habrá estado el primer instigador de su fuga apresurada.

De hecho, su revelación oficial de renuncia gotea con la fraseología relajada de surfside California: no están renunciando sino 'retrocediendo' a 'transición' a un 'nuevo rol progresivo' – y amigos creen que fue escrito por la propia Meghan.

'Vi venir esto, era solo cuestión de tiempo', me dijo ayer uno de los confidentes más antiguos de Meghan. 'Con Meghan, siempre ha sido su camino o la carretera. Ella siempre es el centro de la relación, independientemente del título de Harry. Ella quiere estar en el centro de atención, pero bajo sus propios términos.

'Ahora podrá establecer sus propias reglas. Es consumado para ella A Meghan le gusta huir cuando las cosas se ponen pesadas y observar desde remotamente lo que ha hecho. Estoy seguro de que quería retornar a su círculo íntimo (en Canadá); su nuevo equipo creativo que está detrás de estos planes.

'Ella ha podido moverse rápido porque esto ha sido planeado durante meses. Ella está ejecutando una campaña. Esto no es solo una salida. Es una organización de coyuntura dilatado que se ha puesto en marcha durante algún tiempo ".

Los comentarios reveladores de los amigos fueron:

  • Las fuentes dijeron que el Príncipe Carlos teme a Harry está en un "punto de inflexión" y prometió reunirse a su más o menos
  • Una averiguación encontró que el 71 por ciento del notorio cree que Harry y Meghan se equivocaron al no decirle a La Reina su audacia de renunciar en avance;
  • La reina dio un ultimátum de 72 horas para mejorar la abertura positivo que envuelve a la grupo;
  • Se temen que Harry nunca pueda retornar a estar en el Reino Unido mientras planea esfumarse a Canadá para unirse a Meghan y al bebé Archie;
  • Se reveló que los Obama han ayudado a la pareja a prepararse para la vida post-real;
  • Los prominentes británicos negros, incluida la comediante Gina Yashere, afirmaron que Meghan fue "expulsada" del Reino Unido por el racismo;
  • El biógrafo de Harry Penny Junor expresó sus temores de que el Príncipe estaba en una trayectoria de autodestrucción;
  • Se cree que Meghan atrapó un BA revoloteo a Vancouver y regresó a la mansión de la isla donde se creía que había dejado a Archie, de ocho meses de antigüedad;
  • El duque y la duquesa de Sussex esperan que las conversaciones sobre su futuro concluyan rápidamente ;
  • El Palacio negó rotundamente la afirmación del presentador de ITV Tom Bradby de que Harry y Meghan fueron "expulsados" de la monarquía;
  • Surgió Meghan firmó un acuerdo de doblaje con Disney a cambio de una donación a una ordenamiento benéfica de elefantes.

Ayer el Correo reveló cómo Meghan había dejado a su bebé Archie de ocho meses en Canadá, en el cuidado de su niñera y, según los informes, su amiga íntima Jessica Mulroney, cuando voló brevemente bac k a Gran Bretaña hace unos días, a posteriori de que ella y Harry disfrutaran de un alivio de siete semanas, incluyendo Navidad y Año Nuevo, en la isla de Vancouver.

La Duquesa no ha sido panorámica en la extensa casa de la isla de Vancouver donde Pasaron su alivio, pero el Telegraph informa que a posteriori de su revoloteo de BA, Meghan fue llevada de regreso a la mansión donde se creía que había dejado a su hija de ocho meses.

"Es más obvio para ella ir a Londres y retar este coyuntura sin [Archie] allí", continuó la amiga. "Tiene la capacidad de compartimentar para poder tener éxito".

Según la amiga, este comportamiento puede estar arraigado en los primeros primaveras de su vida, lo que, como para cualquier hijo de padres divorciados, no siempre fue sencillo y sus experiencias pueden haberle enseñado poco sobre las complejidades de la diplomacia corriente. .

"No creo que [Meghan] sea plenamente consciente de la reacción violenta que recibirá [but] Sinceramente, no creo que le valía en este momento", agrega la amiga.

'¿Cuál es un país cuando tiene todo el mundo a sus pies? No volverá a pisar el Reino Unido, y mucho menos a estar allí, a menos que obtenga lo que siente que vale.

 ‘Poco debe ocurrir nacido muy mal para que ella dejara todo esto. Pero esto es lo que han decidido, y tenemos que respetarlo ". Quizás sea así. Otros tendrán una opinión diferente. Pero Ava Burrows, que estaba casada con el difunto viejo materno de Meghan, Alvin Ragland, está de acuerdo en términos generales "class =" blkBorder img-share "/> </div>
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 'Vi venir esto, era solo cuestión de tiempo, 'uno de los confidentes más antiguos de Meghan me dijo ayer. ‘Con Meghan, siempre ha sido su camino o la carretera. Ella siempre es el centro de la relación, independientemente del título de Harry. Quiere estar en el centro de atención, pero bajo sus propios términos. En la foto: Meghan Markle y Trevor Engelson en East Hampton, NY en 2006 "class =" blkBorder img-share "/> </div>
<p> <noscript> <img id= 'Vi que esto venía, era solo cuestión de tiempo' Ayer me dijeron los confidentes más antiguos de Meghan. 'Con Meghan, siempre ha sido su camino o la carretera. Ella siempre es el centro de la relación, independientemente del título de Harry. Quiere estar en el centro de atención, pero bajo sus propios términos. Foto: Meghan Markle y Trevor Engelson en East Hampton, NY en 2006

Al igual que otros amigos y familiares con los que hablé, mi fuente recordó, con ironía, cómo Meghan había formado una impresión fantasiosamente romántica de británicos la realeza como una colegiala de Los Ángeles.

Desarrolló un pasión particular por la princesa Diana, devorando libros y videos sobre su vida y su trabajo humanitario y luego se dispuso a emularla sirviendo a las personas sin hogar en comedores populares.

La reina da a los cortesanos 72 horas para resolver la abertura positivo

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La Reina ordenó que se determinen los nuevos roles de Meghan Markle y el Príncipe Harry en las próximas 72 horas.

Según los informes, Su Majestad además ordenó a los funcionarios que elaboraran un plan que podría aplicarse a las generaciones más jóvenes de la Tribu Vivo.

La Reina quiere que la crisis no dure más de los seis días que le tomó al Príncipe Andrew anunciar su alejamiento de los deberes reales a posteriori de su incidente automovilístico en la entrevista de BBC Newsnight, informa el Telegraph.

Según los informes, Su Majestad además ha hexaedro instrucciones a los cortesanos para que conviertan la crisis en una oportunidad, y que busquen una "opción viable" para el problema.

Según la publicación, la Reina ha pedido un plan que sea viable no solo para Harry y Meghan, sino que además podría aplicarse a las siguientes generaciones, incluidas la Princesa Charlotte y el Príncipe Louis.

Su obsesión se aceleró cuando visitó Londres en 1996, yendo en estría recta en torno a el Palacio de Buckingham y tomando su foto fuera de las puertas.

En una entrevista a posteriori del compromiso de Meghan en 2017, su amiga de la escuela Ninaki Priddy, que posó yuxtapuesto a ella en esa portentosa instantánea, su anhelo declarada era convertirse en 'Princesa Diana 2.0'.

Cuando Meghan se entrelazó con el hijo de Diana, en 2016, su ficción apareció ocurrir sido cumplido Fue solo a posteriori de que se casaron, y Meghan se despertó con las limitaciones y la frecuente monotonía de su papel que este sueño de pupila se evaporó.

Puede ocurrir previsto convertirse en una embajadora entero que defiende sus causas, que van desde los derechos de las mujeres. para mejorar el saneamiento del Tercer Mundo, pero la verdad con demasiada frecuencia implicaba multitudes entregadas alegremente en una ciudad lluviosa de Midlands.

Entonces, como otra vieja amiga supuso: 'Su princesa ideal de exposición de hadas no funcionó como quería . Ella pensó que sería capaz de controlar su propia novelística y se sintió limitada por las reglas reales.

'Fue desconectada de sus canales habituales, su cuenta de Twitter o Instagram, lo que significaba que no podía murmurar. en causas como ella quería. En ese silencio, estoy seguro de que ella convenció a Harry de nominar un "banda" (ya sea su camino estimado o el que el establecimiento del Palacio les había establecido). Para ella, nunca se trató de modernizar a la Tribu Vivo.

'Ella hizo que pareciera que estaba a lado y dispuesta a retar el coyuntura del "deber", pero Meghan no es una persona que se muerde la franja o no el jeta superior rígido anglosajón '

Luego hubo una crítica pública de ella. Aunque la mayoría de los británicos se han llevado a Meghan a sus corazones, sus amigos dicen que ella ve las cosas de modo muy diferente.

Detrás de la chapa de arma blanca que desarrolló al esquilar el graso poste de Hollywood, es muy sensible a la desaprobación y necesita adoración. . Eso se hizo evidente cuando, hablando con Tom Bradby de ITN el año pasado, se lamentó del hecho de que nadie se había molestado en preguntar cómo le estaba yendo como nueva esposa y origen.

Los amigos sienten que este fue otro número importante en la audacia para cortar los lazos con el Palacio y jalonar su tiempo en Gran Bretaña.

Criada en Estados Unidos, donde los estándares son muy diferentes, dicen que no podrá tolerar por qué es atacada por llevar espléndidamente en reformas del hogar, por ejemplo ; o usando su plataforma de redes sociales para publicitar los diseños de moda y los entrenamientos de amigos en su círculo social.

'Creo que cuando comenzó a admitir limitaciones de la Tribu Vivo, y de repente no pudo' "Ya no quería controlar las cosas, ya no quería participar en el gran esquema de la realeza", supone la amiga.

Meghan y Harry, por supuesto, culparon a muchos de los medios hipercríticos y excesivamente intrusivos. de sus problemas, pero agregó: 'Meghan ha estado interpretando la novelística de "ay de mí", pero sabía en lo que se estaba metiendo.

El príncipe Carlos teme que Harry esté en el "punto de inflexión"

El príncipe Carlos se ha reunido en torno a su hijo pequeño, el príncipe Harry, a quien teme que haya llegado a un "punto de inflexión", ya que las consecuencias de su audacia y la de Meghan Markle de renunciar como miembros de la realeza continúa furiosa.

Una persona con información privilegiada afirmó el viernes por la tinieblas que el heredero al trono había prometido apoyar a su hijo cualquiera que sea el resultado de la agitación que actualmente envuelve a los Sussex.

El anuncio de la explosivo de Meghan y Harry envió ondas de choque reverberando en toda la Tribu Vivo y forzado conversaciones de crisis entre la reina, Charles y William, de quienes se decía que estaba furioso con su hermano por haberlos ocultado.

Aunque Charles se ha involucrado en estas discusiones para desarrollar una 'opción viable' para el futuro 'progresivo' de la pareja, su principal preocupación es el bienestar de su hijo.

"Él [Charles] tiene absolutamente claro en su mente que Harry está en un punto de inflexión y le ha prometido que haría todo lo que esté en su poder para ayudarlo", dijo una fuente al Mirror.

"Charles le dijo que lo apoyaría sin importar qué, pero lo instó a que elaborara un plan sensato que pudiera ser cuidado para satisfacer a todos".

En el documental [ITN] quedó claro que ya estaba dando vueltas al tema de la prensa de cierta modo ".

Otra mujer que sabe cómo funciona la mente de Meghan es Sonia Ardakani, la origen de su amiga más cercana en la escuela, Suzy Ardakani. .

Durante su adolescencia, cuando su padre Thomas trabajaba largas horas como director de iluminación de Hollywood y su origen, Doria, trabajaba frecuentemente fuera de Los Ángeles, Meghan a menudo se quedaba en la casa de la señora Ardakani y la origen de su amiga se convirtió casi en una origen sustituta. tía.

El año pasado, ella me contó cómo determinó Meghan La utilización de su papel positivo como una fuerza para el aceptablemente, y su profundo respeto por la institución de la realeza, la convertiría en un gran activo para la grupo.

Digestión de las parte en Los Ángeles ayer, sin bloqueo, ella revisó esa opinión. "Sí, Meghan quería ser una princesa, pero supongo que una princesa en su camino", me dijo. (En Los Ángeles, las duquesas y las princesas son intercambiables).

'En cierto modo, me sorprende que haya estimado hacer esto, pero sabemos lo independiente que es Meghan. Ella se ocupa de los negocios a su modo, y supongo que la Reina no le permitió hacer eso.

'Luego está toda la atención que está recibiendo. Ella podría ocurrir sido actriz, pero nulo puede haberla preparado para eso. La vida parece haberse vuelto miserable para ella y Harry, y recordarán lo que le pasó a Diana.

'Poco debe ocurrir nacido muy mal para que ella dejara todo esto. Pero esto es lo que han decidido, y tenemos que respetarlo. '

Quizás sea así. Otros tendrán una opinión diferente. Pero Ava Burrows, que estaba casada con el difunto viejo materno de Meghan, Alvin Ragland, está de acuerdo en genérico.

Hace dos primaveras, cuando visité su casa en el desierto de California para darles la informe de que Meghan y Harry se iban a casar. , La Sra. Burrows, una maestra jubilada, que gritó de alegría, le dio una palmada en el muslo y declaró: '¿Meggie se casa con un príncipe? ¡Quién hubiera creído! ”

Sin bloqueo, su alegría se atenuó con la verdad de que Meghan, con su herencia de raza mixta y circunstancias familiares disfuncionales, había sido criada en un medio primaveras alejado de su futuro marido y, en su ademán jocosa, sonó una nota de precaución.

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 Harry ignoró una solicitud personal de la Reina de sostener negociaciones sobre el deseo de él y su esposa de liberarse en privado y no hacer una revelación pública "class =" blkBorder img- compartir "/> </div>
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 Idílico: la pareja positivo ha sido viviendo en una propiedad de fasto de £ 10.7 millones en la isla de Vancouver, donde se cree que Meghan ha regresado a posteriori de sobrevenir solo tres días en el Reino Unido "class =" blkBorder img-share "/> </div>
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Las conversaciones "esperanzadoras" de Meghan y Harry sobre su futuro concluirán rápidamente

Meghan Markle y el príncipe Harry tienen 'esperanzas' de que las conversaciones crujientes que determinan su nuevo papel despojado en la grupo positivo puedan ser destruidas "Más temprano que tarde", reveló una fuente esta tinieblas.

El anuncio del duque y la duquesa de "retirarse" de sus deberes oficiales y volverse "financieramente independientes" ha llevado a la grupo a la crisis, y el notorio exige respuestas sobre cuál sería su nuevo papel 'progresivo'.

La Reina, el Príncipe Carlos y el Príncipe William mantuvieron conversaciones para difundir la situación y ordenaron a los funcionarios del Palacio que desarrollen rápidamente una 'opción viable' para Meghan y Harry futuro.

Los tres Reales mayores cerraron filas tras la revelación de Instagram del miércoles por la tinieblas, pero hoy Su Majestad se enfureció para conducir su automóvil a través de Sandringham, un movimiento coreografiado para minimizar la crisis y mostrar que estaba continúa sus actividades como siempre.

Pero a puerta cerrada, los funcionarios están trabajando furiosamente para elaborar un plan para el futuro papel de Meghan y Harry.

Una fuente cercana a la pareja afirmó que las negociaciones del viernes por la tinieblas entre el Palacio y el hogar de Sussex están "progresando aceptablemente", en consulta con el gobierno del Reino Unido y Canadá.

Dijeron: 'Ellos, como todos, tienen la esperanza de que todo esto se pueda resolver, más temprano que tarde.

' Es de interés para todos que esto se resuelva y se resuelva fuera rápidamente, pero no a desembolso del resultado ".

"Supongo que es como tu Downton Abbey, y nosotros somos la familia de debajo", así lo expresó ella. "Espero que los hombres de traje enojado (ella se refirió a los funcionarios del FBI o del Palacio de Buckingham) nos revisen".

Su conclusión fue que Meghan necesitaría un brinco colosal para adaptarse. Su nueva vida. Como la señora Burrows está demasiado ocupada cuidando a su origen enferma como para seguir de cerca las parte, ayer me tocó informarle que sus dudas habían resultado proféticas. '¡No! De Verdad? ¡No lo había escuchado! exclamó, cuando le dije que Meghan y Harry pasarían mucho más tiempo de su banda del estanque.

Posteriormente de una pausa, ofreció una respuesta más considerada. 'No sé si' sorprendido 'es la palabra correcta. Supongo que ha sido demasiado difícil para ella (adaptarse). Supongo que la presión es presión, y solo sabes cuánto puedes tomar cuando estás en el medio. Hablando como abuela, creo que cuando tienes un bebé quieres estar cerca de tu propia origen, y ahora Meghan podrá ver mucho más de Doria. Estoy seguro de que estará encantada de ver más de Meghan y su nieto.

'Pero no me imagino que Meggie haya tomado la audacia por sí misma. Tal vez con la historia de Harry, con la situación con su origen, tal vez él además esté cansado y lo haya estado durante mucho tiempo. Supongo que esta es su organización de salida. '

Cualquiera que sea la consecuencia de esta ruptura explosiva por la autonomía, declarada sin siquiera la cortesía de una discusión con miembros de la realeza, podemos estar seguros de que no habrá dorso antes.

Porque, como descubrí, Meghan se ha prometido a sí misma estar su vida de la modo que elija, casi independientemente de las consecuencias, y cuando decide poco, nunca hay una observación en torno a antes.

En muchos sentidos, esta perspectiva fue moldeada por sus experiencias como una actriz oscura que lucha por hacerse un nombre. En sus 20 primaveras, se balanceaba entre períodos de éxtasis y desesperación abyecta.

Cuando ella consiguió un papel en una película o televisión, los corchos de champán reventarían; cuando la rechazaban, se revolcaba en la cama durante días, tragándose su miseria con copas de caldo y comida chatarra.

Luego, el 1 de agosto de 2014, su 33 cumpleaños, su perspectiva se transformó por un momento que ella pasión su epifanía "Siempre soñé, pero supongo que es seguro opinar que nunca soñé en vasto", escribió en The Tig, el sincero blog de estilo de vida que publicó antiguamente de conocer a Harry.

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'Y luego tomé la audacia de estar mi vida menos sofocado Para tratar no solo de estar, sino de estar tan plenamente que mi vida estaba a punto de explotar, mis días se sentían impulsados ​​por un propósito y mi corazón repleto. Para dejar de estar complacidamente y comenzar a arriesgarme, y soñar más vasto de lo que nones imaginé '

Meghan y Harry revelan fotos del delirio secreto a la cocina de Grenfell

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Meghan Markle y el príncipe Harry revelaron hoy imágenes de su invitado secreta a una cocina de Grenfell hace cuatro días cuando regresó. a Canadá para reunirse con Archie.

En la primera visión de cómo podría ser su nuevo papel 'progresista', la pareja se conoció, se abrazó y se rió con las mujeres de Hubb Community Kitchen en el oeste de Londres.

El post de esta tarde a sus 10.4 millones de seguidores de Instagram no mencionaron la tormenta que se desata en los escalones superiores de la Tribu Vivo, ya que el clamor notorio por respuestas a raíz de la impactante revelación del miércoles por la tinieblas continúa encontrándose con un tapia de silencio.

Las seis imágenes iban acompañadas del subtítulo: "Estas mujeres se unieron a raíz de la tragedia de Grenfell para cocinar comidas para sus familias y vecinos que habían sido desplazados del fuego".

" Con fondos del exitoso ejemplar de cocina, ahora han podido compartir su espíritu de comunidad con muchos más.

En septiembre de 2018, se reveló que Meghan había estado visitando secretamente la cocina de la comunidad de Hubb para reunirse con las mujeres que reunieron el ejemplar 'Together: Our Community Cookbook', para el cual escribió el prólogo.

La cocina se abrió a posteriori de la tragedia de Grenfell de 2017, y el apoyo de Meghan para el plan es ampliamente acreditado con el aumento de donaciones.

Aunque admitió que sonaba "dramático y cursi", llamó a esto su "cumpleaños". La 'renacida' Meghan fue tan buena como su palabra. Poco a posteriori, se divorció de Engelson (devolviéndole los anillos de boda y compromiso por correo) y comenzó una relación con Cory Vitiello, un afamado chef que conoció en Toronto, donde estaba filmando Suits, el agasajo de televisión que le dio la éxito que tanto ansiaba.

Incluso abandonó a sus viejos amigos en Los Ángeles para unirse a un círculo más elevado en su 'ciudad adoptiva', como ella lo pasión, entre ellos su cuidadora de bebés en marcha esta semana, Jessica Mulroney, la entrada viso stylist married to former Canadian Prime Minister's son Ben Mulroney.

Those she 'ghosted' say they were so ruthlessly expunged from Meghan's new life that it was as though they had ceased to exist.

Now , although she and Harry have deigned to pledge their support for the Queen, she has effectively dismissed the Royal Family in a similar manner.

The news was greeted with a knowing sigh by Engelson's uncle, Mickey-Miles Felton. 'Meghan is very opinionated and doesn't like being told what to do,' he told me, adding: 'She knew what she was getting into when she married Harry. But we won't be gloating over this. That's not our style.'

Mr Felton, 75, a top U.S. lacrosse coach, uses a sporting analogy to describe Meghan's 'desertion'. 'It's like me signing up to coach a team knowing it'll be a big challenge, then quitting as soon as the going gets tough,' he said.

Meghan and Harry say they will live between Britain and North America. So, where might they settle across the Atlantic?

A lover of the great outdoors since her childhood, when she fished and hiked on camping trips with her father, Meghan has a long-standing affection for Vancouver Island, where she and Harry spent their extended winter break, and where their momentous decision appears to have been finalised.

Intriguingly, I am told that, in the dying days of her marriage to Engelson, he and Meghan retreated to the island, with its magnificent forests and wild coastline, in a last-ditch attempt to reconcile their differences.

They stayed in a house belonging to the family of her fellow Suits cast member Patrick Adams.

However, it is probably too remote for Meghan and Harry to make their home there. The betting among those I spoke to is that they will saco themselves in Toronto, where, almost four years ago, their romance began. Leaving aside the harsh winter weather (the temperature sank to -17C two nights ago) there are many reasons they might return there.

For one thing it is a city where privacy is sacrosanct and even the most famous celebrity could walk the streets without being troubled. For another, it is a short hop from New York and only five hours flying time from Los Angeles, where Doria lives.

Then there are the many influential friends Meghan made there, the free-and-easy ambience and progresista attitudes, not to mention some of her favourite shops, restaurants, parks and yoga studios.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave holding hands after visiting Canada House in London on Tuesday where they gave thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality, despite knowing that they would be making a swift return days later" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave holding hands after visiting Canada House in London on Tuesday where they gave thanks for the warm Canadian hospitality, despite knowing that they would be making a swift return days later

Former next-door neighbour, Bill Kapetanos, 77, is confident she and Harry will choose to raise baby Archie in Toronto. 'Everything they need as a family is here, and the Canadians will leave them in peace, which seems to be what they want,' said Mr Kapetanos.

He was among the first to see Harry secretly visiting Meghan at the house she rented in Seaton Village and often chatted to her over the garden fence. They will probably choose a more exclusive suburb, such as Rosedale or Deer Park where their friends the Mulroneys have their mansion.

But settling there could present one drawback. They would almost certainly find themselves in the same circle as old flame Vitiello.

Should that happen, the redoubtable Meghan will doubtless draw on another of her favourite mottos: 'Women are like teabags — they don't realise how strong they are until they get into hot water.'

Fury over Meghan and Harry's 'shoddy' treatment of the Queen: Poll shows Britons want royal pair stripped of titles and public money as their popularity plunges

The Queen has been treated 'shoddily' by Harry and Meghan and should not ask them to stay in the UK, the public believes.

A Daily Mail poll also suggests there will be deep anger if the couple keep their titles and privileges while effectively quitting as royals and moving to North America.

A majority said Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, should be evicted from their Windsor cottage and be made to pay back the £2.4million of public money spent on refurbishing it.

A Daily Mail poll suggests there will be deep anger if Harry and Meghan keep their titles and privileges while effectively quitting as royals and moving to North America" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=A Daily Mail poll suggests there will be deep anger if Harry and Meghan keep their titles and privileges while effectively quitting as royals and moving to North America

 

Meghan is blamed for the couple's bombshell move, with just 4 per cent saying it was Harry. The poll came as:

  • The duchess was last night expected to return to Vancouver Island – where she and her husband spent Christmas – to be reunited with son Archie;
  • Harry remained in Britain to deal with the crisis as aides said talks between the royal households over the couple's future role were 'progressing well';
  • Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab faced being dragged into the debate over continued taxpayer support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex;
  • It emerged that the couple have been advised by Barack and Michelle Obama;
  • Prominent black Britons claimed Meghan was driven out of Britain by racism.

The poll reveals that both the duke and duchess have paid a heavy price in popularity since making the announcement on Wednesday night.

Meghan's public rating is now a net minus 2 per cent, down 22 points in three months. She is in a lowly tenth place among the royals, below Sophie Wessex.

Harry, who not long ago was the nation's most loved prince, has seen his rating slump by 20 points to fifth.

The Queen (pictured driving back to Sandringham today) has been treated 'shoddily' by Harry and Meghan and should not ask them to stay in the UK, the public believes" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=The Queen (pictured driving back to Sandringham today) has been treated 'shoddily' by Harry and Meghan and should not ask them to stay in the UK, the public believes

He has been overtaken by his hard-working aunt, Princess Anne.

Asked whether they prefer Harry or William, the public chooses William ahead of his younger brother by 65 to 35.

Palace deny 'driving out' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The couple's close confidante Tom Bradby claimed the Palace told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that there were plans for a 'slimmed down monarchy' and they 'weren't really a part of it'" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=The couple's close confidante Tom Bradby claimed the Palace told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that there were plans for a 'slimmed down monarchy' and they 'weren't really a part of it'

Palace aides have denied that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are being 'driven out' of the royal family and say the couple would be 'at the centre' of a potentially stream-lined monarchy.

This comes after the couple's close confidante Tom Bradby claimed the Palace told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that there were plans for a 'slimmed down monarchy' and they 'weren't really a part of it.'

A palace aide told The Times: 'It is strongly disputed that the Sussexes are not at the centre of any future slimmed-down monarchy.'

ITV News presenter Bradby yesterday insisted that it was 'certainly not true' to suggest the royal household was 'blindsided' by their decision to step down from senior roles within the monarchy.

Mr Bradby – who has known the prince for more than 20 years – said it was only the timing of their bombshell announcement on Wednesday that angered Her Majesty.

William has now overtaken the Queen as the nation's favourite royal.

His wife Kate is further ahead than ever. She trumps Meghan in the popularity stakes by 73 percentage points to 27.

The poll by JL Partners shows that the public has no wish to stop Harry and Meghan making a new life for themselves and Archie away from Britain.

A total of 50 per cent believe they have the right to do so, against 36 per cent who say they do not. And 46 per cent think the Royal Family will not be better off without them. But the public is clear that Harry and Meghan cannot eat their royal cake and have it.

And the Queen's subjects are appalled at the way her grandson and his American wife have treated her. There is deep sympathy for the 93-year-old monarch at a time when her husband Prince Philip, 98, is frail and recovering from illness. A total of 60 per cent say Harry and Meghan have treated her 'shoddily'. Only 23 per cent reckon they have not.

Some 72 per cent of people say the Queen should let them go abroad, and just 16 per cent say she should ask them to stay. The survey shows that the public's attitude to Harry and Los Angeles-born Meghan is not 'good riddance'.

Some 60 per cent think the pair should hand over the keys of Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle, while 28 per cent say they should keep it.

And 60 per cent believe they should also stump up the £2.4million cost of the controversial refurbishment of the home. Only 25 per cent say they should not have to find the money.

An even bigger proportion, 76 per cent, reckon Harry and Meghan should not get another penny in support from Buckingham Palace or the Government – or Metropolitan Police protection – if they live abroad. Only 13 per cent say they should be able to retain these entitlements.

Meghan Markle embracing Ahlam Saeid at the Hubb Community Kitchen in West London on Tuesday, before she and Harry plunged the Royal Family into crisis by announcing they were 'stepping back' from their official duties" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Meghan Markle embracing Ahlam Saeid at the Hubb Community Kitchen in West London on Tuesday, before she and Harry plunged the Royal Family into crisis by announcing they were 'stepping back' from their official duties

In the first glimpse of what their 'progressive' new role could look like, the couple met, embraced and laughed with the women who set up the community kitchen in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=In the first glimpse of what their 'progressive' new role could look like, the couple met, embraced and laughed with the women who set up the community kitchen in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy

Sources suggest the couple may be allowed to keep their royal titles. But if the decision was left to public opinion, they would be stripped of them, especially if they are making money from their new 'independent lives'.

A total of 54 per cent want Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne, to lose the right of accession, while 28 per cent think he should keep it.

And 47 per cent of people say the couple should give up their right to have the HRH initials in front of their names. Some 40 per cent say they have the right to retain them. But these views harden if Harry and Meghan find new sources of income apart from the royals and the taxpayer.

In that event 51 per cent say they should forego their HRH status. One in three – 34 per cent – believe they should hold on to it.

Harry and Meghan chat to the women who set up the community kitchen in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Harry and Meghan chat to the women who set up the community kitchen in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy

The women behind a community kitchen which was set up in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=The women behind a community kitchen which was set up in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell tragedy

Many of the p ublic also think Afghan war veteran Harry should stand down from one of his most prized roles, as ceremonial head of the Royal Marines. A total of 36 per cent think he should carry on as Captain Universal, but 39 per cent say he should relinquish the post.

The poll gives a revealing insight into the perception of the arqueo of power in the marriage.

The couple say their decision was a mutual one. But a total of 44 per cent of people believe Meghan made the decision, 39 per cent say they had an equal say, and just 4 per cent think Harry was in charge. A total of 57 per cent of those aged 18 to 24 have a positive view of the duchess. The figure is only 30 per cent among over-65s.

Despite the Royal Family being rocked by the crisis, the public overall has faith that the monarchy can weather the storm.

A total of 44 per cent say the institution has not been damaged, while 38 per cent believe it has. Nearly one in two people – 48 per cent – say the monarchy will last 'forever', while 39 per cent reckon it will be around for up to 50 years, and only 13 per cent expect it to be gone within a decade.

JL Partners interviewed 1,000 adults online on Thursday and yesterday. The earlier poll on royals' ratings was carried out in October by YouGov.

Harry could fly to Canada as early as next weekend… but will he ever return? Prince has 'packed diary' next week – but presence of Meghan's labradors at Vancouver hideaway are clue they are unlikely to come back 

By Glen Keogh On Vancouver Island And Rebecca English Royal Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Prince Harry will join Meghan in Canada as early as next weekend – giving rise to fears that they may never return to live in the UK.

Sources have told the Mail that the prince has a 'packed' diary of meetings at the beginning of next week and an official engagement at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

It could be his last as a working royal, depending on how negotiations with the rest of the royal family go.

Prince Harry will join Meghan in Canada as early as next weekend – giving rise to fears that they may never return to live in the UK. Pictured with eight-month-old Archie" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Prince Harry will join Meghan in Canada as early as next weekend – giving rise to fears that they may never return to live in the UK. Pictured with eight-month-old Archie 

After that he is expected to fly back to Canada, where his wife is with their eight-month-old son, Archie, and two dogs. This could come as early as next weekend, and will certainly be within two weeks.

It is understood that Meghan, who left the country on Thursday, does not have a return flight booked back to London.

Sources confirmed to the Mail there are no official engagements in her diary for the 'foreseeable future'.

Idyllic: The royal couple have been living in a luxury £10.7million property on Vancouver Island" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Idyllic: The royal couple have been living in a luxury £10.7million property on Vancouver Island

The couple have been living in a luxury £10.7million property on Vancouver Island. Archie was left there with his nanny and Meghan's best friend, Toronto-based stylist Jessica Mulroney, and her family while the Sussexes flew back to London together on Monday.

Insiders insisted yesterday that Harry had always planned to stay in Britain when his wife flew back to Canada.

He will undertake his first official royal engagement since the beginning of November on Thursday, when he hosts the Rugby League World Cup draw. This is likely to be somewhat awkward due to the presence of the British media, for which he has so clearly expressed his disdain.

Guy, the rescue beagle (pictured) that Meghan has owned since her pre-marriage days, and a female black Aldeano puppy, travelled out with the couple to Canada in November and have remained there" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Guy, the rescue beagle (pictured) that Meghan has owned since her pre-marriage days, and a female black Aldeano puppy, travelled out with the couple to Canada in November and have remained there

Harry believes it is possible for him to work things through and retain some role working for his grandmother, the Queen.

Royal aides confirmed that their negotiations over the couple's future were 'progres sing well' yesterday.

But the presence of his family across the Atlantic, leaving their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage – refurbished using £2.4million worth of taxpayers' money, but empty since last November – suggests the move is already more permanent than anyone believed.

Yesterday two SUVs could be seen coming and going from the holiday home. A 6ft-high chain-link fence lining swathes of the grounds, erected before the royal couple's arrival, remained in place.

A clue to Harry and Meghan's bombshell plans was that they flew their two beloved pets with them to Vancouver Island.

Guy, the rescue beagle that Meghan has owned since her pre-marriage days, and a female black Aldeano puppy, travelled out with the couple to Canada in November and have remained there.

A black Aldeano was seen yesterday roaming the grounds. Royal insiders confirmed that the dogs staying in Canada 'was the biggest clue, in hindsight, that they were unlikely to come back from this so-called holiday'.

The source added: 'Both the duke and duchess adore their dogs and Guy has already been relocated from Canada to London merienda when Meghan moved over.

'She wouldn't have considered a move again for him if it wasn't going to be at least semi-permanent.'

Trudy Bennett, 76, who lives near the Canadian home, told the Mail last night: 'There was never a dog on the property and at least one dog is still there. My husband also heard some British accents around the property yesterday.'

Meghan's return after just a few days in Britain was anticipated by locals, who treated them as 'ordinary neighbours' and made every effort to protect their privacy.

Meanwhile, the Sussexes declined to name the alleged Russian billionaire who may have bankrolled their getaway. The owner of the mansion has masked his identity using controversial judicial methods.

Obamas help them prepare for lucrative jet-setting life after Megxit

Barack and Michelle Obama have advised the Sussexes on their plans for a new life outside the Royal Family.

Harry and Meghan have become close friends with the former US president and his lawyer wife and turned to them for help.

The Queen's grandson and his wife want to model themselves on the Obamas, who have both brought out extraordinarily successful autobiographies.

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<p> <noscript> <img id=Prince Harry watches the Wheelchair Baloncesto finals with Barack Obama at the Invictus Games 2017 in Canada 

Mrs Obama's Becoming sold 1.4million copies in its first week and is set to become the biggest-selling autobiography of all time, having shifted over 10 million copies so far.

It has also seen her embark on a lucrative entero speaking tour. The couple have formed a production company and signed a deal to make films and documentaries with Netflix. Their ambition to produce a series of worthy 'humanistic projects', attracting participants using their 'star power', is a model that is said to appeal hugely to former actress Meghan. Harry has already collaborated on an Apple TV series on mental health with US talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who is also a friend.

It follows the duke and duchess's bombshell statement on Wednesday announcing – against Buckingham Palace advice – that they were stepping down as senior royals.

Royal aides last night told the Mail the Government is now involved in negotiations over the couple's future roles.

Grin: Mr Obama meets Meghan Markle at The White House in 2016. Harry and Meghan have become close friends with the former US president and his lawyer wife and turned to them for help" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Grin: Mr Obama meets Meghan Markle at The White House in 2016. Harry and Meghan have become close friends with the former US president and his lawyer wife and turned to them for help

Sources close to Harry and Meghan said they were 'hopeful' that discussions to find solutions can be concluded 'sooner rather than later'.

It is understood that a series of meetings and phones calls were held all day yesterday by officials tr ying to work up proposals, with the Canadian government consulted as well as British officials.

Meghan Markle signs a voiceover deal with Disney 

Meghan Markle has signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to an elephant charity.

The Duchess of Sussex recorded the voiceover before the royal couple left for their six-week break to Canada to celebrate Christmas.

The signing was in return for a donation to Elephants Without Borders, an organisation dedicated to conserving wildlife and helps protect the animals from poaching, according to The Times.

It comes after Prince Harry and Meghan announced on Wednesday their intention to step down as senior royals.

And the arrangement with Disney hints at Meghan's future career plans, which could see the couple use their celebrity status to benefit chosen causes.

If the couple decide to keep their royal titles while touting themselves for hire, their combined money-spinning potential could be greater than any A-lister in history.

As superstars of the international circuit, they would be able to command six or even seven-figure fees just for turning up at an event.

But senior royal sources admitted that no one is entirely sure whether a compromise that would keep the Sussexes happy can be achieved. Harry is staying at Frogmore Cottage, the couple's Windsor estate home.

Insiders insisted yesterday that he always planned to stay in Britain when his wife flew back to Canada this week. Meghan is busy working with friends on their future plans.

Sources confirmed Harry and Meghan had discussed their plans with the former US president and his wife and wanted to mimic the way they had managed to build a successful, but dignified, life for themselves after the White House.

A source said: 'They have found huge commercial success without actually looking like they are getting their hands dirty, to put it bluntly, and retaining their popularity.

'In fact it is fair to say that their star has soared since leaving the White House, particularly Michelle's, and this is something Meghan admires very, very much.'

Harry has been friends with the couple for years, bonding over humanitarian and military issues, as well as his inspirational Invictus Games for injured military personnel and veterans. They even took part in a video skit with the Queen to publicise it.

Meghan is also close friends with the former US first lady, and secretly attended a talk Mrs Obama gave in London in 2018. Last summer the duchess interviewed the mother-of-two for her collaboration with British Vogue.

Meghan also wrote of how Mrs Obama had become 'such a globally respected public figure'.

She said: 'Whatever your background, it's easy to feel connected to Mrs Obama.

There's something magical about the way in which she draws you in with her endearingly frank, down-to-Earth personality.'

Since leaving office Mr Obama, 58, and his wife, 55, have set up a charitable foundation that champions good causes including girls' education and tackling youth violence.

They signed a joint book deal with Penguin Random House worth a reported £50million in 2017 and spent some of their new-found wealth on a luxury home in Martha's Vineyard, off Cape Cod.

Racism drove her out, say prominent black Britons

Prominent black Britons and other critics claim the Duchess of Sussex has been driven out of Britain by racism.

Prince Harry has raged about 'racist' social media attacks on Meghan, who has a black mother and white father, and said the media published articles with 'étnico undertones'.

Black comedian Gina Yashere said 'every black person knew this was coming' because Meghan had faced 'constant racist vitriolic abuse disguised as criticism'. The New York Times ran a comment piece headlined: 'Black Britons know why Meghan Markle wants out: It's the racism.'

Comedian Gina Yashere said ‘every black person knew this was coming’ because Meghan had faced ‘constant racist vitriolic abuse disguised as criticism’" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Comedian Gina Yashere said 'every black person knew this was coming' because Meghan had faced 'constant racist vitriolic abuse disguised as criticism'

Yesterday, Labour leadership contender Clive Lewis – who is mixed race – said: 'If you look at the racism Meghan Markle has experienced in the British media, then I understand why… it can't be easy bei ng a royal.'

Speaking on Newsnight, the singer Jamelia said: 'Every single word used against Meghan Markle is steeped in racism.'

Novelist Sir Philip Pullman described Britain as a 'foul country', and tweeted: 'Of course Meghan Markle is attacked by the British press because she's black.'

Labour leadership contender Clive Lewis – who is mixed race – said: ‘If you look at the racism Meghan Markle has experienced in the British media, then I understand why... it can’t be easy being a royal'" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Labour leadership contender Clive Lewis – who is mixed race – said : 'If you look at the racism Meghan Markle has experienced in the British media, then I understand why… it can't be easy being a royal' 

The Huffington Post published an article headlined 'Why Black People Think Racism Drove Meghan And Harry To Quit The Royal Family', while in The New York Times, Afua Hirsch, an author on race, said Meghan's treatment showed that however successful you are in Britain 'racism will follow you'.

But Trevor Phillips, former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said it was 'nonsense' to suggest the couple were leaving 'because of racism'. England rugby star Courtney Lawes, who is mixed race, said: 'Just because she's black doesn't mean she was targeted for that reason.'

I'm worried about Prince Harry… I fear something is seriously amiss and he's on a trajectory of self-destruction, writes his biographer PENNY JUNOR

What an explosive week this has been in the aftermath of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's bombshell announcement that they wish to 'step back' as senior royals.

I share much of the anger, frustration and sorrow of the British public at their decision, which has been much-discussed over the past few days.

But there is one aspect of this drama that concerns and saddens me: the behaviour of Prince Harry, and what appears to be him turning his back on the Royal Family.

This is so out of character, and — as his biographer who knows him better than many — I fear something is seriously amiss.

The Harry that the nation came to love, a charming, cheerful, self-deprecating Jack the Lad, has been missing for many months.

As a close observer of him as man and boy, I am worried about the new approach he is taking to life.

The recklessness shown in his and Meghan's seismic decision effectively to quit the Royal Family (except, seemingly, when it suits them) and forge their own 'progressive' path — while pursuing financial independence — does not speak to me of a balanced or careful strategy, even if they have, as alleged, been 'plotting' it for months.

Some people have expressed fears for the longevity of the marriage. In public, the pair still appear devoted to each other; yet I worry that they will find it difficult to adjust to their altered, ex-royal status" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Some people have expressed fears for the longevity of the marriage. In public, the pair still appear devoted to each other; yet I worry that they will find it difficult to adjust to their altered, ex-royal status

Yesterday, the Mail revealed that Meghan had returned to Canada to be reunited with eight-month-old Archie, whom they had left with his nanny and a close friend. Surely it will not be long before Harry is back with them, if indeed he's not there already.

He leaves his family — the Firm — in turmoil, desperate to contain the fallout after this shock announcement and, it seems, to appease the disgruntled Sussexes and keep them within the royal fold however they can.

There is no question that Harry and Meghan's desire to quit royal life threatens to damage the institution that his beloved grandmother, the Queen, embodies.

What on earth has happened to the Prince the nation merienda held to its heart?

The Harry that the nation came to love, a charming, cheerful, self-deprecating Jack the Lad, has been missing for many months. As a close observer of him as man and boy, I am worried about the new approach he is taking to life. He is pictured above in Wootton Bassett in 2010" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=The Harry that the nation came to love, a charming, cheerful, self-deprecating Jack the Lad, has been missing for many months. As a close observer of him as man and boy, I am worried about the new approach he is taking to life. He is pictured above in Wootton Bassett in 2010

The intense emotions of parenthood have surely been a número.

Harry made no secret of his desire for a family of his own, and his delightful rapport with childen showed what a devoted father he would become. His joy at Archie's birth in May was wonderful to behold.

Alarmingly, though, he has appeared determined since then on what might appear to be a trajectory of self-destruction — and I do not use that phrase lightly.

He is essentially rejecting his birthright, his closest family and a public role that he seemed to have embraced and flourished in.

Everything, indeed, that helped transform a headstrong, troubled teenager into a fine soldier respected by his comrades, who saw military action twice and who became a hugely effective campaigner for wounded veterans.

Harry has spoken about seeking counselling to deal with his ongoing grief about the death of his mother in 1997. The pair are pictured together visiting Thorpe Park in 1991" class="blkBorder img-share" /></div>
<p> <noscript> <img id=Harry has spoken about seeking counselling to deal with his ongoing grief about the death of his mother in 1997. The pair are pictured together visiting Thorpe Park in 1991

He has also distanced himself from longstanding, loyal friends.

But perhaps the most alarming número has been the apparent severing of his relationship with William, which has been tragic to behold.

Theirs was a bond as close as any two brothers could have . Their situation was unique: what they had been through, including the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, could not be shared with anyone else. They trusted each other with everything.

Yet now they appear to be barely speaking. They reportedly did not see each other in private for a full six months after Harry and Meghan's lavish wedding in May 2018.

Prince William is said to be 'incandescent' about Harry and Meghan's decision — an event that totally overshadowed Kate's 38th birthday celebrations on Thursday. (And didn't that photograph yesterday of a grim Kate at the wheel of her car illustrate just how draining this crisis is proving on all concerned?)

Harry's former Private Secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, must be tearing out his hair. He was instrumental in helping Harry through his most troubled years, and I know his great hope was to see the brothers shoulder-to-shoulder, twin pillars of the Royal Family, for decades to come.

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<p> <noscript> <img id=Everything, indeed, that helped transform a headstrong, troubled teenager into a fine soldier respected by his comrades, who saw military action twice and who became a hugely effective campaigner for wounded veterans. He is pictured in a polo match in 2003

Yes, William and Harry have different strengths, but they complemented each other well. Something has gone badly wrong with that relationship.

It is all too easy to lay the blame for this crisis on Meghan. Though she is a confident, thirtysomething actress, I think she has, not surprisingly, found it immensely difficult to adjust to life as a royal.

These issues more likely have their roots in the fact that a besotted Harry has been doing his utmost to protect his wife.

True, Meghan's relationship with her own family is peculiar. Only one of them, her delightful mother Doria Ragland, attended their wedding; while Meghan isn't speaking to her father or half-sister.

Now Harry is visibly estranged from his own family in a not dissimilar way. How much of all this is due to Meghan's influence, I wouldn't pretend to know.

Regardless, Harry has long struggled with what it means to be a royal. We felt for him during those years when he wanted to be just plain Harry, when he was drinking too much and being photographed in one compromising situation after another.

But he went into the Army, trained as an Apache helicopter pilot and came good in spectacular fashion.

Then he realised that, because of who he was, he could do fantastic things for others.

The most dramatic example came in 2013 when he walked to the South Pole with wounded veterans to show the world that there is life beyond injury.

Back home, he set up the Invictus Games for wounded and disabled military veterans — a mammoth undertaking, organised in less than a year. That was possible only because of his royal status.

And when Harry courageously spoke out about his own struggles with mental health, he did more than any other initiative had to raise awareness and persuade others to seek help.

I thought he had properly recognised both the royal title and the good he can do with it.

Now he and Meghan want to act alone: against the world, it seems.

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I am baffled, too, by the sheer disrespect he has shown to his grandmother. He was always so close to the Queen. He'd even call her on her mobile!

Her Majesty will put up with a lot, but one thing she hates is surprises: she likes to know what will confront her in the morning papers. But Harry and Meghan ignored this.

Coming on the heels both of Andrew's disgrace and of the Sussexes' decision to spurn Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham in favour of the comforts of an unnamed billionaire's mansion on Vancouver Island, it is treatment that borders on the callous.

The Queen has always loved and supported Harry, tolerating his misdemeanors. Yet now she is said to be 'hurt and furious' at his behaviour.

In my view, the turning point in this clan, which had been bubbling for most of last year, came in September with the couple's visit to South Africa.

They began so well, doing a cracking job highlighting the plight of deprived communities. After a rocky few months, following criticism over the unnecessary secrecy around Archie's birth and christening, they appeared to have reset the dial of public opinion.

And then they soured the whole thing, first by taking out a writ against the Mail on Sunday, the Mail's sister paper; then by Harry's bitter verbal attack on the Press; then worst of all in that joint interview with ITV's Tom Bradby.

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To bleat about their 'inability to thrive' while standing in a country where so many people are desperately trying merely to exist was appalling. I couldn't understand it.

Harry, who loves Africa, knows how important his charity work is. There, he was surrounded by people who have nothing — and yet all he and Meghan could do was whinge.

On that same trip, Harry suggested that the Press's treatment of Meghan was akin to the treatment of his late mother. That was extreme: the two cases are not comparable at all.

Any negative stories about Meghan — for example, those that questioned her taking a private jet, costing hundreds of thousands of pounds, to New York for a baby shower, have been relatively mild compared to those printed about the Princess of Wales (or Camilla Parker Bowles, for that matter).

And, by now, Harrry should have recognised that one of the sacrifices he has to make, in return for the palaces and the prestige, is to submit to the scrutiny of the Press — which also enthusiastically cheers all his good works.

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In the past, he had a great relationship with most royal correspondents. I've been on tours with him, watched him host receptions for journalists at Kensington Palace, and he has been utterly charming, even to those whom he knows have at times been less than kind.

Why turn against the people who were, at that moment, in Africa with him, eating out of his hand?

Meanwhile, any idea that there was a sustained campaign against Meghan — least of all one founded on racism, as even the New York Times suggested yesterday — is nonsense. The Press and public were thrilled when he fell in love with her, and instantly fell in love with her, too.

Meghan is probably the stronger of the two, but that does not mean Harry is weak. He is, however, emotional — and that is perhaps the heart of the problem.

Harry has spoken about seeking counselling to deal with his ongoing grief about the death of his mother in 1997. He added he has felt anxiety at royal events and, when he was 28, was merienda 'on the verge of punching someone'.

'[I was] very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions,' he said.

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Those experiences were the driving force behind the Heads Together mental-health charity that, as a member of the Fab Four — William, Kate, himself and Meghan — he helped found.

Just two years ago — a year after he met Meghan — he revealed he was in 'a good place'.

Yet during that Africa tour, Harry told a young man that he sometimes felt 'overwhelmed' by the world's problems. Such were his worries, he added, there were days when he struggled to get out of bed.

Given all this, I suspect I am not alone in feeling great concern about the Prince's emotional state at this moment of crisis for his family.

Some people have expressed fears for the longevity of the marriage. In public, the pair still appear devoted to each other; yet I worry that they will find it difficult to adjust to their altered, ex-royal status.

Harry in particular may discover he has lost some of his power to influence and persuade. That will be difficult for him to accept.

His former friends, meanwhile, are desperately hurt. Many would love to help him, yet he has isolated himself. That is not healthy. For prince or pauper, life is lonely without friends to lean on.

Harry was the best-loved of all the royals after the Queen. We have never forgotten the little boy who walked so bravely behind his mother's coffin.

He has had our hearts ever since. It is tragic to see all that goodwill tossed away.

I hope the situation can be rescued, but right now reconciliation for this unhappy couple is a long way off.

Above all, Harry must not burn any more bridges. One day he might need a family to welcome him home — and a nation to take him back.

 

 

 

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