Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have maintained a great relationship with the Queen, but not with his father, the future king. A royal expert warned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex what's in store for them when Prince Charles takes over the throne.
Prince Charles' Photo At State Of Parliament Should Cause A Serious Alarm To Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Royal commentator Daniela Elser shared the photo of the Prince of Wales at the State Opening of Parliament. The picture is significant and an indication that the Queen's reign may soon be over. She also remembered the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when she saw the picture.
"If there is anyone for whom this Charles photo should be a cause for serious alarm it is his son and daughter-in-law Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex," Elser wrote on News.com.au.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties two years ago. However, the royal expert stressed that most decision about their future depends on the hands of Prince Charles.
"Like it or not, a number of decisions about their future won’t be made by 10 per cent-taking managers, PR firms and business agents but 8500km away in London," Elser continued.
"Decisions like, what sort of relationship they might be able to hope for with his family; whether their son Archie and daughter Lilibet will be made both HRHs and Prince/Princess when their grandfather accedes; and even whether, if their commercial ambitions grow, they face serious monarchical pressure to stop using their gifted Sussex titles."
Why Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Should Be Worried About Prince Charles' Reign
Elser believed that the Prince of Wales' reign is a cause of concern for the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes because of their strained relationship with him. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have maintained how wonderful Queen Elizabeth is to them. However, according to Elser, "things between Harry and his father go from bad to worse."
The expert noted that while the Sussexes enjoyed tea with Her Majesty last month when they had a speedy stopover in the U.K. before flying to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games, they only met Prince Charles for 15 minutes. And they reportedly only see the Prince of Wales at the Queen's insistence.
An unnamed insider claimed that the Queen gave Prince Harry a condition to meet her — they had to see his father first.
"The Queen agreed to see them both but only after he had met Charles first," the anonymous insider told The Sun. "They were travelling to Holland for the Invictus Games which is only round the corner. Charles wants to heal things with his son and his daughter-in-law and ultimately wants to meet his grandchildren."
Elser noted that the Sussexes might face a much less sympathetic time. She also warned Prince Harry about his upcoming memoir that will be released later this year.
If Prince Harry attacks his stepmother, Camilla, in his book, Elser speculates it would not sit well with his dad and will only worsen their relationship.
"If Harry does take a serious potshot at his father’s adored wife, the relationship between Harry and his father would likely only deteriorate further," she added.
While it remains unknown when Prince Charles will take over the throne, as there are rumors that the Queen might use the Regency Act soon, one thing is certain — the Prince of Wales is the next monarch. And according to Elser, "Royal regime change is coming and it is not only the public and royal writers who need to prepare themselves," suggesting that Sussexes have to brace themselves too.
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