Speaking on Channel 5 documentary William & Kate: Too Good To Be True, royal experts claim Meghan Markle and Prince Harry thought they could have a half in half out royal status in which they did some royal duties but were still able to pursue commercial careers abroad. But they claim Prince William knew from the start that Harry and Meghan’s plan would never work. Royal expert Richard Kay said: “You could not be, in William’s view, a member of the Royal Family dipping in and out.
“You were either in or out.”
Royal author Anna Pasternak added: “The decision was made if you want to go we are desperately sad about that, but you are out.
“And you will not be using HRH and you will not be using Sussex Royal Instagram.”
But Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English claimed: “I am not sure William had much choice in the matter.
“He is going to be King even if it means the expense of his family relationships.”
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ceased to be working members of the Royal Family in March.
The couple will attempt to carve out a new path for themselves outside the Royal Family and from spring 2020 they were expected to no longer use the word ‘royal’ or their HRH styles in association with their work.
Recent letters from the royal couple to charities they support have sparked controversy as they still feature Meghan and Harry’s royal monogram at the top.
On Monday, Meghan and Harry penned a letter of support to London-based sports charity Street Games.
The couple’s monogram which features a small crown known as a coronet was printed on the letterhead.
The tweet read: “Absolutely delighted to have the support of Harry and Meghan – thanks so much for continuing to reach out to brilliant community organisations like the @smpbrixton, Hubb Community Kitchen, and North Paddington Youth Club as they help families struggling during #Covid19.”
However, eagle-eyed Twitter users were quick to question the royal symbol on the letter which prompted questions as to whether and Harry had broken the terms of the deal they made with the Queen.
Prince Harry used the Monogrammed writing paper again in a letter to a charity on Thursday.
In Harry’s message to RE: ACT Disaster Response charity her praised Team Rubicon’s work delivering meals prepared by Hubb Community Kitchen to vulnerable people during the pandemic.
He said: “To see the coming together of organisations my wife and I champion so strongly was truly humbling.”
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While charities have been delighted to receive warm letters of support from Harry and Meghan, the notes have sparked some controversy.
However, Meghan and Harry are still within their right to use their royal monogram without breaching the terms of Megxit.
As Prince Harry was born with an HRH style and is still the Duke of Sussex it is his birthright to use the coat of arms given to him on his wedding day.
When Prince Harry married Meghan they were made the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and with these new titles came a new coat of arms and a coronet.
A statement released at the time of their wedding confirmed there was a crown in their new coat of arms.
The statement said: ‘It is the Coronet laid down by a Royal Warrant of 1917 for the sons and daughters of the heir apparent.
“It is composed of two crosses patée, four fleurs-de-lys and two strawberry leaves.”