Published On: Fri, Nov 1st, 2019

Meghan Markle news: Duchess and Harry to face backlash from Queen – Royal Family latest | Royal | News

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family would not want Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to relocate because of the “huge” role they play, according to author Juliet Rieden. Speculation has increased over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex potentially leaving the UK after the couple admitted to struggling with the pressure they have faced since tying the knot. But asked whether Meghan and Harry will effectively quit active royal duty, Ms Rieden told Nine News Australia: “I think, certainly, the Royal Family won’t want that.

“Harry and Meghan are huge for them – they have been modernising forces within the Royal Family.

“They have been out there changing the face of the Royal Family and finding a whole new audience for the Royal Family that they hadn’t had before, a global audience, a female audience, a mixed-race audience.

“They’ve totally removed the boundaries for who is interested in the Royal Family. Them leaving the Royal Family would not be a good thing for the Royal Family.”

In a revealing ITV documentary filmed during their stay in South Africa in September, Meghan and Harry discussed the hardship of coping with growing public interests in their lives.

New mum Meghan, who welcomed son Archie in May, said she had found adapting to her new royal position “hard” as she tried to settle into her new role as wife and mother.

The candid admission sparked rumours the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are considering plans for a temporary relocation to either the US or South Africa to escape the pressure.

But Ms Rieden expressed doubt at the prospect of Harry and Meghan being able to have the public refocus their attention away from their family.

The royal expert continued: “For Harry and Meghan, maybe it would help them a little bit but they’re always going to be in the spotlight.

Ms Lynch confirmed on Thursday Meghan personally contacted her to thank her for the letter in a phone call during which they discussed “the challenges of both the public eye, managing childcare and managing public responsibility.”

Speaking to ITV, the Halifax MP said: “Here in Westminster I got a phone call. It was Buckingham Palace asking if I was available to speak to the Duchess of Sussex.

“She was calling to thank me and other women MPs for standing with her, sending the open letter to say we, as women in public office, absolutely understand what she is going through.

“Although in very different public roles, we stand with her in solidarity to say we shouldn’t be tearing down women in public life through the press or otherwise.

“So yes, she was fairly pleased to have seen that letter.”


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