They were obviously a little too confident about the situation. A little less than a year after the Megxit, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided to relinquish their titles as senior members of the British royal family. A heartbreak for the Sussex couple, who hoped to be “half in and half out” vis-à-vis the monarchy, a decision quickly swept away by Elizabeth II who was firm towards them. And if this release strips them of their patronage, it also upsets their great interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will be broadcast on March 7 on CBS.
Indeed, as a source reports to The Mirror, “when the Duke and Duchess spoke, it was never envisaged that they would have their patronage withdrawn”, which specifies that “they will not. did not see it coming and spoke because they still had roles to play “. Because if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry retain their titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they will now have no role in royal life, “a point which was not addressed during the interview”. So much so that the producers now want to redo part of the interview in order to make changes that stick with the couple’s current events.
The British response to the departure of the Sussexes
A blow for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry who had not at all anticipated the decision of Elizabeth II not to allow them to “keep their roles” while living in Los Angeles. If they had tried to renegotiate their roles with the queen to keep a foothold in royal life while pursuing their personal projects, now the latter reminded them that they “work for the monarchy”, and that “the monarchy does not work “for them. And she is not the only one to have been scathing, since the British have decided to boycott their big interview.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry © Backgrid UK