Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rejected palace life, royal observers have realized that practically all of the couple’s statements following their departure were false promises.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have appeared to go back on their word on multiple occasions, and have even contradicted themselves in some situations.
Throughout it all, the Queen has maintained her dignity and stoicism. The latest Sussex bombshell, though, is putting her famed patience to the test.
The 95-year-old monarch is said to have snapped last week after learning that her grandson is penning a memoir as part of a four-book contract. The real kicker, though, is that the second book won’t be published until after she passes away!
Even though a Sussex spokeswoman has rejected the reports of the second book, a royal source tells New Idea:
“Honestly, it’s just one attack after the other. Harry and Meghan need to stop! Whatever they are planning must be huge.”
The Queen, understandably, is upset by the new developments.
“Harry used to be such a kind, sensitive boy,” explains the royal insider. “She can’t believe he would set out to hurt her, her family, and everything she’s built in the past 70 years.”
The Queen, in fact, is so rattled by Harry and Meghan’s latest admission that she’s apparently abandoned Windsor Castle for the relative peace of Balmoral Castle in Scotland – the source stated.
She is “very tired,” according to The Sun, and she is still “deeply grieving” the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April. An insider tells New Idea that her retreat is also down to “the Sussex problem.”
“She needs time to take stock,” says a source. “You have to remember the Queen is an old woman. She must be struggling to keep up with the myriad ways they keep hurling insults at the institution that she’s dedicated her whole life to, ensuring its survival.
“She needs time to think – and come to terms with the fact that her relationship with Harry might never recover. It feels like such a slap in the face to have someone coming for her dynasty from within.”
Now, Meghan and Harry live in Montecito with their 2-year-old son, Archie, and 2-month-old daughter, Lilibet – “have been made aware the Queen is in Balmoral, in a bad way”.
Meghan is still sinking her heels in. In fact, according to Tom Quinn, author of Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle, Meghan is hoping for an apology from the palace.
“She was hoping they would phone up and say: ‘We are really sorry, we now see that we pushed you too far. We should have behaved differently,’” Quinn says in the new doco, Meghan at 40. “I think she was horrified afterward that the reaction was so negative from the family and they didn’t respond in the way that she wanted.”
According to the source New Idea, meanwhile, several Sussexes employees in the UK are concerned that the books will contain false accounts of how they were handled. They may take legal action as a result.
A source told the Daily Mail, “Based on the Oprah Winfrey interview, some of these ex-workers simply do not trust that a full and accurate picture will be presented,” “Conversations have already started about what steps they might be able to take to protect their own reputations and that of the monarchy, post-publication.
“Legal remedies could also be available if the book ‘smears any individual staff members unfairly.’”