Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be concerned that they are being ostracized from the British royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were demoted to the bottom from the official royal website alongside the disgraced Prince Andrew.
Royal biographer Phil Dampier confirmed to Fox News Digital earlier comments he made about the apparently deliberate move, which has been perceived as a snub.
“Harry and Meghan must be worried that they are slowly drifting away from the real picture,” she revealed on Wednesday. “King Charles seems to be hesitating whether to give Archie and Lilibet prince and princess titles. And the fact that they have been ‘demoted’ on the palace website is another indicator that they are not considered working royals.” “.
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“The king will want to make it clear that they are not working royals and cannot pose as semi-official royals,” he added.
The “The Royal Family” tab on the royal website gives visitors the option to learn more about each member of the extended family. With the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, the page was updated to reflect the new king’s reign.
After Charles comes his wife, the queen consort Camilla, followed by the next successor to the monarchy, the Prince of Wales, William, and the Princess of Wales, Catherine. Harry doesn’t follow his older brother and his wife. Instead, the next mentioned is the Earl and Countess of Wessex, better known as Edward and Sophie.
Edward, the youngest son of the late queen elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh, is not even in the immediate line of succession to the crown.
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After the Countess of Wessex comes Princess Anne, followed by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Next comes Princess Alexandra and the Duke of Kent before viewers finally see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Andrew was last, right at the end.
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, as well as Marie Christine, have been removed from the website.
In 2019, Andrew announced that he was withdraw from public life after his disastrous television interview in which he tried to address the sexual abuse allegations against him. In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would no longer be senior members of the royal family.
According to Valentine Low’s new book, “Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown,” it was the queen who felt the couple “could not be allowed to carry out official duties” unless they followed the rules that applied to all job roles.
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“There was a very clear vision: you can’t go in and out,” a source told Low, as quoted in an excerpt published by the UK Times. “And if you have that much clarity of vision, it’s very hard to say, ‘Why don’t we go to 10% this way instead of 20%?'”
In the wake of the queen’s death, Harry’s relationship with his family has come under intense scrutiny.
While the couple’s children may be entitled to royal titles now that Charles is king, no name changes have been announced for Archie and Lilibet.
Following the queen’s death on September 8, the 73-year-old announced that William and his wife would inherit the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.
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Some royal experts have speculated that Charles will make a decision on his grandchildren’s titles after Harry’s next memoir is published. While the book was originally scheduled to be released later this year, some believe the book has been pushed back to 2023.
Others have pointed out that Charles’s goal has always been to have a scaled-down monarchy with fewer working royals. Reducing the number of royals would also mean reducing who is financed by the sovereign grant or the public funds used to support them.
During her 2021 interview with Oprah WinfreyMarkle said that there was a conversation about titles before Archie was born.
“They said they didn’t want me to be a prince or a princess, that it would be different from protocol, and that I wasn’t going to receive security,” the 41-year-old said. “This continued through the last few months of our pregnancy wherever it went, wait a second.”
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The former American actress said she would have accepted a title for Archie if “it meant he was going to be safe”.
“And it’s not our decision to make,” he said. “Even though I’m very clear on what comes with good and bad titles…that’s his birthright to make a decision on later.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reside in Montecito, California, with their children.
Ashley Papa of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.