More bad news for Harry and Meghan.
The fallout from their bombshell Oprah interview continues.
A royal expert thinks the couple could be dropped from the Royal Family. It’s thought to be a part of plans to save money and streamline the monarchy.
Prince Charles and Prince William are rumoured to have met to discuss the future of the family. They are said to also be in agreement about Prince Andrew’s future, too.
Royal biographer Angela Levin told talkRadio that Prince of Wales is looking to ‘cut the monarchy down’ to save money.
‘Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer,’ she said.
‘I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal family.
Ms Levin thinks this is the time when Harry and Meghan will be ‘cut loose’ from the Royal Family.
She thinks senior royals would include Charles, Camilla, plus William and Kate and their three children.
If this happens, she predicts that other royals risk losing their titles and patronages. In what would probably come as a shock to many of them. They could be encouraged to take on paid work to help support themselves.
There are hundreds of patronages to be passed down following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, including his title.
A source said: ‘The question is whether you start off by deciding how many patronages and engagements there should be, and then work out how many people are needed to achieve them, or whether you decide how many people there should be, which will dictate how many engagements and patronages they can take on.’
The Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge are expected to decide over the next few weeks and months.
Elsewhere, Harry and Meghan’s biography, Finding Freedom, is being rewritten to add new chapters.
The new update will include their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey and everything that has happened since.
Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey has revealed her surprise at just how much Meghan Markle revealed.
During an interview Oprah said she was shocked Meghan ‘went all the way there’ with allegations of racism against the royal family.
In their chat, Meghan claimed that royal family members had had ‘conversations with Harry about how dark [their son Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born’. Oprah’s jaw dropped and she asked: ‘What?’
Speaking to Nancy O’Dell, Oprah recalls: ‘I’m like, “What? You’re going there? You’re going all the way there”.’
Oprah also revealed that she had only texted with Harry and Meghan before the interview.
She said: ‘Whenever I’m doing interviews with anybody for anything that is significant, I have a conversation with them before.
‘I didn’t see Harry and Meghan before but I did text them and say intention is very important to me, tell me what your intention is, so that we can be aligned in our goal. And our shared intention was the truth. They wanted to be able to tell their story and tell it in such a way that allowed them to be as truthful as possible.’
She added: ‘The reason why it was such a powerful interview — first of all, I know how to ask questions, and you [Nancy] know how to ask questions, we all know how to do our jobs, but what makes it powerful is when you have someone else who is willing to be as open, as vulnerable, as truthful, as they were.
‘So, I don’t give myself credit for that, I give myself credit for asking the questions, but the reason the interview was what it was, was because they answered the way they did.’
She said: ‘It was really important to me that what we put out there in the world was put out at the time everyone could see it and that things didn’t leak, and things weren’t misconstrued before the actual interview happened.
‘So I remember when we finished doing the interview and that interview was 3 hours and 20 minutes I think, and I stood up and said to the crew, we all know what was said here, and how important it is to have the trust of the people who just shared that, and so I’m hoping you all will not go out into the world and share what has happened here. And nobody did.
‘And so, as we were releasing clips to CBS, we were releasing them in such a way that whatever was being put out there could not be exploited. So a lot of time and effort and energy went into it on my part.’
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