Prince Philip is “very, very disappointed” by Meghan Markle’s failure to “support the monarchy” and her husband, a royal expert said.
The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who gave up his naval career to support the queen, 94, when he ascended the throne in 1952, was “ irritated ” when the 39-year-old Duchess of Sussex failed to make the same, according to Ingrid Seward.
Speaking to Sky News, the royal biographer said the elderly prince couldn’t understand why the former actress hadn’t followed her example when she married 36-year-old Prince Harry in May 2018.
“I think he is very, very disappointed because I think he feels he has given up his naval career to stand by the queen and help the monarchy,”
Prince Philip is ‘very, very disappointed’ by Meghan Markle’s failure to ‘support the monarchy’ and her husband, a royal expert said.
‘And why can’t Meghan just give up her acting career, support her husband and support the monarchy?
‘As he said to Diana, this is not a popularity contest, we are all working together.
“He can’t understand why she can’t support Harry and help him instead of wanting her voice.”
Ms Steward said Prince Philip did not want to take part in the talks about the future of the Sussexes outside the monarchy, which were held in Sandringham in January.
The 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who gave up his naval career to support the Queen when he ascended the throne in 1952, was “ irritated ” when the Duchess of Sussex failed to do the same in favor of having ” his voice, ” according to Ingrid Seward. Pictured: Meghan speaks yesterday at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit
The Queen summoned Prince Charles and Prince William to the Norfolk estate for an emergency summit after Harry and Meghan announced their intention to go alone and become financially independent.
Ms Steward went on to say that the Duke of Edinburgh no longer wishes to be involved since Prince Harry and Meghan officially retired from the royal family in March of this year.
‘Of course, it irritates him enormously. And when they had the Sandringham Summit, Prince Philip was seen leaving the house very quickly before everyone arrived, “he noted.
“He just doesn’t want to get involved anymore.”
According to Ms. Steward, as far as Philip was concerned, Harry and Meghan “had everything to themselves: a beautiful home, a healthy child and a unique opportunity to make a global impact with their charitable work.” Pictured after Archie Mountbatten Windsor was born in May last year
Earlier this month, Ms. Steward discussed Prince Philip’s overwhelming sense of duty in an article for the Mail on Sunday.
He said it “pains him” that many younger members of the royal family “don’t seem to share his values.”
“She has struggled a lot, for example, with what she sees as giving up her nephew Harry’s duties, giving up her homeland and everything she cared about for a life of self-centered celebrity in North America,” wrote Ms. Steward.
‘She found it difficult to understand exactly what made her grandson’s life so unbearable. As far as Philip was concerned, Harry and Meghan had it all to themselves: a beautiful home, a healthy child, and a unique opportunity to make a global impact with their charitable work.
Ms Steward went on to say that the Duke of Edinburgh no longer wishes to be involved since Prince Harry and Meghan officially retired from the royal family in March of this year (pictured at their final engagement in London).
“ For a man whose entire existence was based on dedication to doing the right thing, it seemed his grandson had abdicated his responsibilities for the sake of his marriage to an American divorcee in much the same way Edward VIII did. gave up her crown to marry Wallis Simpson in 1937. ‘
It was reported on Monday that Harry and Meghan could create a Netflix documentary with sensational home footage recorded during their departure from the Studio.
The pair signed a deal believed to be worth around $ 100 million (£ 77.9 million) with the US streaming giant earlier this month.
Speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit yesterday, Meghan said she pays no attention to public “flattery or criticism” about her and has beaten the media for “flawed” remarks she made to make them seem more “controversial” . or “inflammatory”.