Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have used their first Netflix project to launch their final bid to sever “all ties” with the Royal Family, author Christopher Andersen suggested. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reiterated their dissatisfaction over the treatment they allege receiving whilst still senior working members of the institution. Mr Andersen argued the docuseries now put into question whether the couple would be invited to King Charles III’s coronation next year, suggesting the pair might snub the ceremony in a final swipe at the family.
He said: “I thought the whole thing was fascinating. We’re looking at the coronation coming up – I would’ve said, I got the impression that they would be invited to the coronation and they would attend.
Now I’m beginning to wonder whether they would even go if they were invited. They’re going a long way to really severing all ties with the royals.
“You wouldn’t blame the Royal Family, especially the new King to be furious at the kind of disruption this is all causing.”
Mr Andersen also warned the Duke of Sussex is likely to unleash further criticism towards his father or brother Prince William in his upcoming book, Spare.
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And my grandmother, you know, sits quietly there, and sort of takes it all in.
“You have to understand that from the family’s perspective, especially from hers, there are ways of doing things. And her ultimate mission, goal, slash responsibility is the institution.”
Harry added: “The saddest part of it was this wedge created between myself and my brother. So that he’s now on the institution’s side. And part of that I get, I understand, that’s his inheritance.
So to some extent, it’s already ingrained in him that part of his responsibility is the survival and the continuation of the institution.
But despite the standing frostiness between the Wales and Sussex households, the couples are still expected to honor Christmas traditions and exchange presents for their respective children.
Expert Roya Nikkhah said: “Believe it or not, the Waleses and the Sussexes are exchanging Christmas gifts this year.
“In the absence of goodwill between the couple, William and Kate will not deprive three-year-old Archie and Lilibet, one, of a present under the tree.”
Writing in the Sunday Times, Ms Nikkhah added: “And in one royal tradition that the Sussex team is still on board with, Harry and Meghan have also dispatched gifts for George, Charlotte and Louis, who are nine, seven and four.
“There will be no presents exchanged between the adults.”