Meghan and Harry told they ‘betrayed the Royal Family’ when they ‘lobbed huge Megxit bomb’
Royal biographer Penny Junor made the comments ahead of the anniversary of Megxit tomorrow. The royal expert said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have angered “a lot of people” in the last year since quitting as working royals.
Ms Junor said: “When Harry and Meghan left a year ago people were surprised and disappointed because they were a great pair.
“Harry was a hugely popular royal and Meghan was a great asset to the family.
“A year on, I think a lot of people are really angry and think that they have betrayed their family and lobbed a huge bomb into the heart of the institution and sort of taken a swipe at the UK as well.”
Meghan and Harry plunged the Royal Family into crisis with their controversial Oprah Winfrey interview.
They made a set of astonishing allegations about the royals during the tell-all interview, including accusations of racism.
Ms Junor described the royal drama as worse than the abdication of Edward VIII.
She said: “The circumstances are very different. Edward VIII was pushed out, whereas Harry and Meghan chose to leave, but I think this is more damaging.
“It looked as if Edward’s abdication was going to damage the monarchy, but in fact, it didn’t because his brother was ready to step into his shoes, and George VI did a really good job and restored the reputation of the monarchy.”
The royal expert said: “The fact that the gist of that conversation was broadcast is a terrible betrayal of trust.
“I don’t know how the whole problem will be resolved because Harry has demonstrated that he’s not trustworthy, and that if the Royal Family make any approach to him, if he doesn’t like what they say, the chances are it’s going to be on global television.”
The royals made clear they did not agree with all of Meghan and Harry’s claims to Winfrey.
A statement issued by Buckingham Palace highlighted how “some recollections may vary”.
Meghan and Harry quit royal duties in March 2020 for a new life in America away from the monarchy.
The couple, who are expecting their second child, are living in a mansion in California with their young son Archie.
They have signed lucrative deals with Netflix and Spotify to make shows and podcasts.
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