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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made news this month as they announced that they were planning on stepping down from their roles as ‘senior’ members of the royal family, hoping to become financially independent.
It was then announced by Buckingham Palace that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be losing their HRH titles following a new deal, and repaying ‘Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage’.
Releasing an official statement, Buckingham Palace announced: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.’
The Sussexes have faced a wave of backlash from the public since their split from the royals, with Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, reported to be offering the couple ‘love and affection on standby’.
Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, on the other hand has been stoking the fire, taking part in yet another TV interview, this time telling the world that he thinks Prince Harry is a ‘very insecure man’.
‘I think that Harry is a very insecure man and I think that’s being shifted on to my daughter,’ he explained in a TV clip of Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis, an upcoming TMZ prime-time special on Fox News, via Daily Mail TV. ‘I think she winds up mothering him.’
He later continued: ‘I hope that they stay together and love each other and take care of their child, my grandson. I hope that some day we do get back together but I’m 75 so there isn’t a lot of time.’
But Thomas didn’t stop there, then bringing Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, into the conversation in an interview with Good Morning Britain.
‘I’ve spoken and sent letters to Doria to get to Meghan,’ Thomas announced in the interview of trying to reach out to his daughter. ‘And that hasn’t happened as well. So no, I’m at their mercy.’
This is said to have upset Harry and Meghan in particular, with the couple reportedly ‘furious’ about her being dragged in.
‘Thomas’ attempt to bring Doria into the whole thing is a desperate move,’ a source reportedly told The Sun. ‘She is a completely innocent party in the whole thing. If Meghan decides to speak to her dad again it will be her own decision. They don’t want Doria dragged into any of this and to become a pawn for Thomas to use. Doria doesn’t do conflict.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not yet commented.