King Charles III, Catherine, Princess of Wales and her husband and supporter, Prince William, are all out of commission due to the King and future queen's health scares. But none of those essential royals should have ever counted on Meghan Markle for anything, as she had other "plans" when becoming HRH The Princess Henry, Duchess of Sussex. This led renowned royal historian Hugo Vickers to share that "Meghan Markle had no intention of pulling her weight."
"She surely had a little plan from the start, which did not include being a hard-working, supportive member of the royal family," he added. "Harry got on well with his family before he married. Afterwards? I rest my case."
This insight follows reports suggesting that if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came to Britain to "help out" during this time, it could possibly "dissolve" British animosity towards them. The details also follow headlines about the Montecito pair's "tricking" of the late Queen Elizabeth II by using her old nickname for their daughter, Princess Lilibet Diana.
"I don’t own the palaces, I don’t own the paintings, the only thing I own is my name. And now they’ve taken that," Her late Majesty is reported to have said to one of her courtiers at that time.
Harry and Meghan insist that they received the monarch's blessing to use her childhood nickname for her great-granddaughter; however, later reports from royal sources claim this was not true, which made the Queen "livid." The revelation of Elizabeth II's anger at the situation has been shared in Robert Hardman's new book, The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy.
But the silence from Team Sussex has led many to compare how the tables would be turned if the Princess of Wales wasn't sick.
"I know that in years past, Catherine’s taken the high road," a palace source spilled. "She’s always good about sending birthday cards and Christmas presents, whatever the family fractions may be. In times like this, close-knit families, neighbors, and friends often lean in to help — particularly with young children who can struggle to comprehend a parent being in hospital or away."
They added: "In a parallel universe, they’d likely be the first on the doorstep with a casserole and a lending hand for their family."
To add insult to injury at a precarious time, Hardman suggests that if there is one fear the senior royals may have about the California royal rebels, it is another Prince Harry tell-all — a sequel to Spare.
"For the Palace, the most worrying aspect of the book was the omission of large chunks of more recent events," Hardman wrote. "Harry and Meghan’s wedding, married life, and their departure from the royal world amounted to less than a fifth of Harry’s memoir. This suggested a sequel."
Page Six reported on the expert and insider revelations.