Kate, Princess of Wales' third annual Christmas concert at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday, December 8, is set to "enrage" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The theme of this year's project is "supportive, nurturing worlds around children and the adults in their lives," which many royal analysts are claiming is a major theme in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's charity work.
"That is exactly the kind of statement that is guaranteed to enrage Harry and Meghan because their whole case is that Meghan was not supported by the royals during the months when she was pregnant. Her lawyers actually said in a court filing that she was left unprotected while pregnant, and Harry and Meghan say she was one of the most trolled people in the world in 2019, which is the year Archie was born," royal expert Jack Royston shared on the "Royal Report" podcast.
He continued: "She also told Oprah in March 2021 that she experienced suicidal thoughts in January 2019 while she was pregnant with Archie, and that was when they were kind of asking the palace and asking family members to do more to support her."
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Archie all left the United Kingdom in early 2020 after the royal rebels announced that they were departing as senior, working royals. After spilling family drama to Oprah, the duo unleashed more tell-all secrets in their Netflix docuseries and Harry's memoir, Spare, after King Charles III's accession to the throne in September 2022.
"As far as a lot of the family were concerned, everything she was being put through, they had been put through as well, so it was almost like a rite of passage," Harry revealed in Netflix's 2022 documentary, Harry & Meghan.
"Some of the members of the family were like: 'My wife had to go through that, so why should your girlfriend be treated any differently,'" the fifth in line to the throne added.
The royals have refrained from commenting on any of the allegations leveled at them by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the last four years. This habit of "never complain, never explain" is expected to continue indefinitely since the Crown has followed the motto for decades.
Her Royal Highnesses Christmas concert is expected to be attended by senior members of the monarchy, just as it was last year. The Princess of Wales was seen curtsying to King Charles III and Queen Camilla for the first time at the second "Together at Christmas." The late Queen Elizabeth II was said to be a fan of her granddaughter-in-law's new initiative at the first concert in December 2021.
Newsweek reported on Royston's comments.