EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Markle possesses a quality that would have made her an “asset” to the institution, one royal author has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were quitting royal duties in 2020, citing media scrutiny and the strictures of their roles.
Upon moving to North America, the couple agreed to no longer use the title “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work.
“While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family,” the Palace statement said at the time.
Now, a royal author has revealed what the Royal Family lost following the Sussexes’ separation.
According to the author, Meghan’s professionalism was on full display during the Sussexes’ first first official tour as a family.
In 2019, Harry and Meghan, along with their son Prince Archie, who was a baby at the time, took their first official tour as a family to Africa.
“I thought you couldn’t think of a better place for the monarchy than in Africa because Harry has an empathy to Africa and so does Meghan and I think what an asset they would have both been,” Irving said.
Author: Meghan’s professionalism would have been a boon to the monarchy
Now that Harry and Meghan have spun off from the Firm, the royal author does not hold out much hope of them returning.
“I think the future of Harry and Meghan has to now be seen as completely independent of the monarchy,” Irving said.
“They cannot be attached to it in any meaningful way and they cannot get back into it any way either.”
A year after announcing that they would be stepping down from royal duties, the Palace confirmed the decision.
In 2021, the Palace said Harry and Meghan “will not be returning as working members of the Royal Family”.
It said Queen Elizabeth II had spoken to Harry, who was 36 at the time, and confirmed “that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service”.
Three years after quitting royal duties, Harry and Meghan were asked to vacate their home in Britain, confirming the break-up.
Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle west of London, had been intended as the couple’s main residence before they gave up royal duties and moved to Southern California.
On display: Meghan displayed her professionalism during Africa tour
It was reported that King Charles started the moving out process on January 11 – the day after the publication of Harry’s explosive memoir Spare.
“We can confirm The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been requested to vacate their residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement.
The Sussexes have embarked on a number of media adventures since forging their own path, culminating in the release of Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare, which became the UK’s fastest-selling non-fiction book ever.
The book’s success did not come without controversy – Harry included his account of private conversations with his father, and his brother, Prince William.
Separation: Harry and Meghan confirmed their split from the royals in 2020
Source: EXPRESS CO UK