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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make ‘bold statement’ in reaction to King’s decision

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who recently concluded their successful trip to Nigeria, seem to have sent a clear message to King Charles regarding their royal status. According to royal expert Tom Quinn, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are demonstrating their desire to be royals on their own terms.

In a conversation with the Mirror, Quinn suggested that Meghan and Harry’s visit to Nigeria indicates they no longer feel the need for King Charles’ approval to carry out their roles as working royals. This stance highlights their commitment to pursuing their royal duties independently.

The British High Commissioner Richard Montgomery confirmed the Sussexes were not visiting Nigeria on official business, but royal author Tom Quinn claims the visit seemed to be “a bold statement that they refuse to accept they are no longer working royals.”

According to the expert, the trip left Charles and William “scratching their heads” and thinking of ways to “control this nightmare situation” As Mr. Quinn noted: “When you look at what Harry and Meghan got up to on their Nigeria visit it is easy to see why the senior royals are worried. Everything you might expect from an official royal visit was there – the receptions, the visits to schools and charities, to wounded soldiers and the disabled.

“Meghan and Harry’s speeches and their whole attitude have been designed to give the impression that they are still fully paid-up royals and William and his father King Charles don’t like it one bit. For Charles and William, it’s as if Meghan and Harry are saying, ‘We don’t need your permission to be working royals – we will do it on our own terms whenever and wherever we like.'”

Tom revealed that the King might use “back channels” in order to “try to block” Harry and Meghan’s future trips to other commonwealth countries, adding that it has now become the King’s number one priority.”

The couple’s visit to Nigeria came after King Charles reportedly declined to meet Harry during his trip to the UK. Meghan and Harry traveled to Nigeria at the invitation of Christopher Musa, the country’s highest-ranking military official. This visit underscores their ability to engage in international relations without direct support from the British monarchy.

Quinn also claimed that the monarch is upset by Harry and Meghan’s trip and is trying to prevent similar events in the future. He suggested that King Charles finds himself in a difficult position, as he would like to strip the couple of their royal titles but is concerned that doing so might appear vindictive.

The dynamics between King Charles and the Sussexes reflect ongoing tensions within the royal family. Meghan and Harry’s actions indicate a deliberate move to redefine their roles and assert their independence from traditional royal protocols. This approach allows them to continue their charitable and diplomatic efforts on a global stage while maintaining a degree of separation from the constraints of the British royal system.

As Meghan and Harry forge their path, the royal family must navigate these changes and address the broader implications for the monarchy. Their trip to Nigeria and the reactions it has sparked emphasize the evolving nature of royal duties and the complexities of maintaining both tradition and modernity within the institution.

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