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Harry and Meghan Markle found Royal position ‘difficult to accept’ says expert

Royal biographer Andrew Morton says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found it difficult to realise that in the Royal Family, it’s not about popularity but position

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found their position in the Royal Family “difficult to accept” even though they were popular, an expert has claimed.

The couple stepped down as senior royals at the beginning of 2020 and have since carved out a life for themselves and their children Archie and Lilibet in California, after leaving the UK.

And now royal biographer Andrew Morton, who has penned the unauthorised book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, says that the couple felt they didn’t get the “support they wanted” from the Firm.

Speaking to the Express, Mr Morton, who famously wrote Diana: In Her Own Words, said: “They are popular and what they found difficult to accept was that inside the Royal Family it’s not about popularity, it’s about the position.

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“Harry was lower down the totem pole, and so too was Meghan.

“They didn’t get the funding they wanted, they felt they didn’t get the support they wanted.”

Mr Morton likened their situation to the Queen’s late sister Princess Margaret and her husband Lord Snowdon, who he says were incredibly popular in the Swinging Sixties but “lower down the totem pole”.

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Since moving to the US, Harry has only returned to the UK twice – once for the funeral of Prince Philip and again for the unveiling of a statue of his late mother Princess Diana.

Meghan and son Archie are yet to come back, while six-month-old Lilibet was born in the United States and has never been to Britain.

However, one report has claimed they will not be coming to the UK to join the Queen for her first Christmas without the late Prince Philip.

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The couple had reportedly been invited to join the rest of the royals at Sandringham for Christmas.

But a source told Page Six : “There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming.

“If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now.

“But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.”

The Sussexes have not commented on the claims.

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