A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still a “liability to the royal family”.
Speak with NL News Live with Patrick ChristysAvailable to stream on Flash, US journalist Kinsey Schofield discussed whether the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should be removed from the company following their demotion from the royal website.
“Harry and Meghan appear to be a liability to the monarchy at this point,” she told the program.
“I think if they want to work their way back in it will take a long time to gain trust and they have to work for that.
“I don’t think it’s as simple as ‘we’ve had a death in the family, so let’s just put them back in there’.
“They have done hurtful things, especially the interview with Oprah was just as damaging to the monarchy as the death of Princess Diana.
“That’s how awful was the feedback for the royal family after the interview with Oprah.”
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The commentator added: “When I say they are a liability to the royal family, I am only talking about some of their actions since they moved to America.
“That doesn’t even include some of the horrible stories we’ve heard from Valentine Low from his new book courtiers about the way they treat people.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were “remoted” to the bottom of the royal family’s website, along with Prince Andrew and minor royals.
The pair would previously have sat about halfway down the official website, below senior royals and above underage members of the family, The sun reported.
The “demotion” comes as the Sussexes are still waiting for news about their children’s titles Archie and Lilibet.
King Charles would still decide the title of the children, who under his accession are now qualified for the titles of Prince and Princess.
According to protocols established by King George V in 1917, the Queen’s grandfather, children and grandchildren of a sovereign are automatically entitled to the title of HRH and Prince or Princess.
But while the Palace has updated its website to move Archie and Lilibet to sixth and seventh in line respectively, their Master and Miss.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “We will work to update the website as soon as we have information.”
– With the sun