Meghan Markle never intended to stay in Royal Family and claims are excuse expert says – The Mirror

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Meghan Markle never intended to stay in the Royal Family, a royal expert has claimed.

Royal author Phil Dampier thinks Harry and Meghan’s recent allegations about other members of the Firm are an “excuse” to justify the wanting to leave anyway.

He also believes the Sussexes want to “blame” other royals and courtiers to “justify what they’ve done”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family, adding they wanted to be “financially independent”, in January 2020.

After moving to the US and buying a home in Santa Barbara, California, the pair opened up about their struggles as working royals.

Senior members of the Royal Family, including Harry and Meghan, at Buckingham Palace in 2019
Harry and Meghan in happier times with their family at Buckingham Palace in 2019
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In a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March this year, Meghan admitted having suicidal thoughts and said she did not receive any support from the Palace.

One of the most shocking points she made in the interview was that there were conversations within the family about how dark Archie’s skin might be before he was born.

Harry, 36, also spoke about his relationship with his dad, Prince Charles, saying that he felt “let down” and claiming he was cut off financially after so-called Megxit.

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
In their interview with Oprah, Harry and Meghan spoke about their struggles as working royals
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Prince Harry
In the new series The Me You Can’t See, Prince Harry has accused his family of ‘total neglect’

But Mr Dampier, author of ‘Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in their own words’, told The Sun he does not believe they were driven our by racism or that the Palace did not help the Duchess of Sussex.

He said: “I don’t think her heart was really in it.”

He added: “I personally think she never intended to stay in the royal family.

“I’m afraid that blaming members of the royal family and courtiers and how they were treated is just an excuse for what they have done and to justify what they’ve done.”

As part of a new series about mental health, The Me You Can’t See, Harry has accused his family of “total neglect” when he asked for help while he and Meghan were still working royals.

He said: “Every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, to stop just got met with total silence or total neglect.

“We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job.”

Harry, Meghan and Archie
Harry, Meghan and Archie now live in the US – and a baby girl will join them soon
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Harry said he went into “fight or flight mode” and told how he was “all over the place mentally”.

He also opened up about his trauma and pain following the death of his mum Diana, Princess of Wales, saying that he suffered from panic attacks and turned to alcohol and drugs.

Harry and Meghan, who have a two-year-old son, Archie, are now expecting a baby girl who is expected to arrive this summer.

They announced Meghan’s pregnancy on Valentine’s Day and during their interview with Oprah they revealed the newborn would be a girl.


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