In May 2018, Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle on a beautiful spring day on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Since their fairytale wedding, the duo's relationship with the royal family has plummeted thanks to tell-all interviews, documentaries, podcasts and Harry's memoir, Spare.
The couple's decision to leave royal duties and the U.K. in 2020 due to a "lack of support and understanding," polarized the nation, with one former member of parliament from the Labour Party claiming Meghan's "woke California hang-ups" will destroy her marriage to the prince.
MP Chris Mullin told a source that Meghan is a "cuckoo" in the royal nest, and her ideological pursuits are likely to play in a part in the disintegration of the royal marriage. The politician commented that the Duchess of Sussex was "clearly the main mover" in the partnership with the Duke "very much second fiddle."
Mullin also dismissed the allegation Meghan made to Oprah Winfrey that a senior royal inquired about Prince Archie's skin color while she was pregnant with the American-raised sixth in line to the throne.
As previously reported by The Royal Observer, the Duchess allegedly named this mystery royal in a letter written to King Charles III when he was the Prince of Wales. The family member who supposedly made this comment has never been publicly named.
The California residents have frequently been criticized for their outspoken social beliefs while also maintaining an affluent lifestyle both as royals and newfound celebrities in the United States. Comedian Bill Maher recently labeled them "ridiculous and privileged," during an interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored.
The "Suits" star has also come under fire for her behavior, with former friend Lizzie Cundy sharing with an outlet, "I think Meghan is not coming to the coronation because she knows she's going to get booed but she's putting her own feelings and worries about being booed before her children."
Despite the criticisms leveled against them, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shown no signs of strain in their relationship on the public stage.
The Independent spoke with Mullin.