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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘face PERMANENT exile from the Royal Family’

Harry and Meghan will never resume official roles following the bombshell biography laying bare their rift with the Royal Family.

The couple have ‘torpedoed’ any chance of creating a new position with the help of the Queen and senior royals when their ‘trial period’ in the US ends, sources believe.

The book, which reveals their soured relationship with the monarchy in excruciating detail, is likely to scupper any hopes of renegotiating their royal duties when ‘Megxit’ is reviewed.

The revelations will also harm efforts to repair their rift with Harry’s brother William and sister-in-law Kate, it is feared. 

A royal household source said: ‘The door will always be open to them as much-loved members of the family. 

‘But it’s hard to see how they can now salvage the new role they wanted as ‘hybrid’ royals, running commercial careers alongside royal duties from the US.’

Another source told the Mail: ‘The review period has not yet been discussed but it doesn’t seem if there is any way of going back now. Some very private family matters have now been aired in public, seemingly with their blessing. That will be hurtful.’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have ‘torpedoed’ any chance of creating a new position with the help of the Queen and senior royals when their ‘trial period’ in the US ends

The revelations will also harm efforts to repair their rift with Harry's brother William and sister-in-law Kate, it is feared

The revelations will also harm efforts to repair their rift with Harry’s brother William and sister-in-law Kate, it is feared

The one-year 'probationary' period was designed to give all members of the family breathing space, with the Queen and other senior royals involved in deciding the couple's future

The one-year ‘probationary’ period was designed to give all members of the family breathing space, with the Queen and other senior royals involved in deciding the couple’s future

The one-year ‘probationary’ period was designed to give all members of the family breathing space and allow Harry and Meghan to establish their independent new lives, while offering them the chance to return to the royal fold if they changed their minds.

But multiple sources believe the way the couple have conducted themselves in Los Angeles – such as borrowing a glitzy £14.5million Beverly Hills mansion – and now the bombshell book have put an end to any hope of their returning, in a working role at least.

One senior figure added: ‘Given the state of the world this just seems so ill-timed. The Sussexes need to move on.’

Harry and Meghan have publicly denied giving an interview to the authors of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, or of ‘contributing’ to the book. But their statement failed to address whether they had given permission for their closest friends, staff and associates from collaborating with it.

Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand say they have written the book with the ‘participation of those closest to the couple’ and boasted of having access to Harry and Meghan’s personal and professional ‘inner circle’. Insiders firmly believe that would only have happened with the couple’s permission, tacit or otherwise.

Several specific incidents, including details of the sacking of Archie’s night nurse and a private lunch Harry had with the Queen, which have featured in publicity for the book, would also have largely been known only to Harry and Meghan.

The book, serialised in the Times and Sunday Times, has detailed the increasingly bitter relationship between Harry and William, as well as the rollercoaster romance that saw the couple declare ‘I love you’ within three months. 

It claims:

  • Harry was so entranced by Meghan he convinced himself she was the woman who he would marry after only their second date.
  • Meghan used to tip off the paparazzi when working as an actress in Canada, despite her later going on to claim she didn’t understand the ‘tabloid culture’.
  • Meghan’s friends claimed she endured prejudice from the royal household, with a senior staff member overheard telling a colleague: ‘There’s just something about her I just don’t trust.’
  • Harry believed William was a ‘snob’ for urging him not to rush into his relationship with Meghan, worrying his brother was being ‘blindsided by lust’. The brothers have barely spoken since.
  • Meghan was ‘disappointed’ that Kate did not welcome her into the family and found her frosty.
  • One senior royal referred to the ex-actress as ‘Harry’s showgirl’.
  • Harry felt ‘unprotected’ by his family and disparaged within palace walls for being ‘too sensitive and outspoken’.
  • Senior courtiers in other households felt that the global popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘needed to be reined in’,
  • A tearful Meghan told friends about their decision to quit royal duties: ‘I gave up my entire life for this family.’

While the biography is short on new detail, it offers a fascinating take on events over the last two years that have rocked the Royal Family from Harry and Meghan’s perspective. And their resentment is all too clear for the world to see.

Royal insiders believe the ‘bitterness’ and ‘score settling’ that characterise the book make a mockery of the Queen’s warm words when she gave them her blessing to seek a new life in North America, but deliberately ‘left the door ajar’ by saying they would review arrangements in January next year. The couple have, of course, insisted on keeping on their Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, as a UK base when their spend time here with their son, Archie, who hasn’t returned since last November.

Courtiers point out that other royals, including William and Kate, had refrained from making their own opinions regarding recent events public in order to ‘let the dust settle’

Courtiers point out that other royals, including William and Kate, had refrained from making their own opinions regarding recent events public in order to ‘let the dust settle’

Two further sources said the biography – dubbed the ‘gospel according to Harry and Meghan’ – had made the couple look ‘irrelevant’, particularly coming out at the height of the global Covid crisis.

‘The world has moved on as a result of the pandemic and the Royal Family have had to as well,’ said one.

‘This book has nothing new, frankly, friends have just presented events through a certain lens. People normally realise that actually it’s a lot more nuanced and finely balanced than that.

‘There are far more important things going on in the world, is the general view at the palace.’

The other source added: ‘No one is angry. It was all to be expected. But it is hoped they have got whatever they want to get off their chests now, move on and be happy with their lives.

‘People are just all too familiar with this and nobody wins. They seem to be fighting invisible enemies here, there and everywhere.’

Courtiers point out that other royals, including William and Kate, had refrained from making their own opinions regarding recent events public in order to ‘let the dust settle’, but the new biography has just ‘blown a hole in that’.

How Prince Harry was FIRST to say ‘I love you’: Royal and Meghan Markle knew after first two dates that they ‘would be together’, bombshell biography reveals 

Prince Harry was the first to say ‘I love you’ in his relationship with Meghan Markle, with friends revealing the couple were ‘immediately obsessed’ with each other, according to the latest extract of a bombshell biography.  

The couple felt a ‘palpable attraction’ after their first date at Dean Street Townhouse in Soho, London, with Harry reportedly left in a ‘trance’ and Meghan telling friends ‘this could have legs’.

Harry had a beer, while Meghan drank a martini as they discussed their work, so engrossed with each other that their nibbles lay neglected.

On that first date, which lasted three hours, Harry talked about his charity work and many trips to Africa, finding a joint passion for wanting to ‘make change for good’ with Meghan, helping to form a bond between them. 

They didn’t kiss on that first night, though sources said they were ‘in their own little world’ and made plans to meet again soon.  

That meeting was the very next night, at the same venue, according to the biography Finding Freedom, written by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

The writers say they have spoken to more than 100 sources including ‘close friends of Harry and Meghan’s, royal aides and palace staff (past and present)’, with all the information in the book having ‘at least two sources.’

In the latest extract, they delved deep into the story of how Harry and Meghan became a couple, their first dates, her first visit to Kensington Palace and how Harry said ‘I love you’ just three months into their relationship, to which Meghan quickly responded with ‘I love you, too’. 

The couple connected almost instantly, friends said, with their second date, also at Dean Street Townhouse in Soho, taking place the day after their first.  

They enjoyed a romantic dinner, with staff taking great pains to ensure their privacy, whisking them in through a staff entrance usually used to bring in fish discreetly. 

They chatted throughout the night, with Harry returning to Kensington Palace alone, though he admitted to friends afterwards that Meghan was ‘ticking every box’. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen at the Closing Ceremony on day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Air Canada Centre on September 30

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seen at the Closing Ceremony on day 8 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Air Canada Centre on September 30

Dean Street Townhouse in Soho, London, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met for the first time and went on their first two dates

Dean Street Townhouse in Soho, London, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met for the first time and went on their first two dates

They tried to hide their romance, though Meghan took to Instagram to share a post containing a photo of a Love Hearts candy with the inscription ‘Kiss Me’ and the caption ‘Lovehearts in #London’. She also followed Prince Harry’s private account. 

Just one night after date number two, Meghan was taken to Kensington Palace in a shroud of secrecy, where Harry tried to impress her with tales about his work and life, which he admitted was a ‘little mad’. 

Just six weeks later, Harry told her that he wanted to take her on a trip, asking Meghan to fly to London. 

She flew in from Toronto, spent a night with Harry at Kensington Palace, before the couple flew to Johannesburg the next morning.  

From there, they flew on a private airplane to Maun International Airport before heading to Okavango Delta — a stunning 5,800 square mile wetland in Botswana’s safari country. 

They stayed for most of the trip in one of the £1,529-a-night deluxe tents. 

A friend said: ‘She came back smiling and just completely spellbound.’

They enjoyed the trip so much that they would have ‘happily spent the entire summer there together’, if not for there obligations back home. 

Meghan also opened up about the closeness she felt with Harry. 

‘I’ve never felt that safe,’ Meghan told her friend, ‘that close to someone in such a short amount of time.’

After that, they regularly enjoyed clandestine meet-ups, Harry taking commercial flights to Toronto to see her. 

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, has been written by royal watchers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 'cheerleaders'

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, has been written by royal watchers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ‘cheerleaders’

The Botswana trip, technically only their third date, served as a ‘speed-up’ for their relationship, friends claimed. 

‘By then,’ a friend said, ‘they were each already dancing around the idea that this just may be a for ever thing.’

Meghan was all in, heedless of warnings from confidants about the scrutiny that comes with being a royal spouse.  

It took just three months for Harry to say ‘I love you’, though Meghan was swift to reply.   

The couple kept a low profile in the early months, striving to keep their relationship out of the press. 

However, Harry was soon noticed in Meghan’s neighbourhood, the biography claims, his visits becoming an open secret with royal minders sitting in black SUVs eating burritos.    

In October, while enjoying a trip to Toronto, Harry was informed by one of his aides that a tabloid was set to reveal his relationship with Meghan. 

The aide, and several others from the palace, urged Harry to come home, citing his minimal security and the fact that he would soon be besieged by photographers. 

But Harry refused to budge.     

The news came out the following day, with Meghan disappointed, according to the biography, though she was relieved not to have to keep lying to friends about her trips to London.  

Harry had warned Meghan that their relationship coming out was ‘inevitable’ and said he wanted to ‘make the most of the time they had’, though Meghan still admitted to being surprised by the instant attention. 

Within 24 hours, Meghan received 100 messages from people she hadn’t spoken to in months or even years, all asking about the news.  

A short time later, a photographer from an LA-based photo agency scaled the fence into her back garden and waited for Meghan by her car, hoping to get a picture before she headed out to run errands. 

Meghan was terrified and called the police. ‘This is how it’s always going to be, isn’t it?’ she said to a friend. 

Social media also become a hell for Meghan, some posting racist messages branding her a ‘n*****’ or a ‘mutt’.

The horrific messages left Harry furious, Meghan’s experience serving as something of an introduction to racism for the prince. 

In fact, friends believe Meghan’s experience with race and the biases Harry realised she had to deal with, led him to fallouts with his own circle of friends.  

In an extract published yesterday, Scobie and Durand described how Meghan, sitting on FaceTime to her friend in a bathtub, confessed she sent her father one last text on the night before her wedding in May 2018

In an extract published yesterday, Scobie and Durand described how Meghan, sitting on FaceTime to her friend in a bathtub, confessed she sent her father one last text on the night before her wedding in May 2018

When questioned his new relationship, and whether she was ‘suitable’, it left him wondering if race or class played a part. 

He immediately cut ties with an old friend who disparaged Meghan and her Hollywood background. 

Willing to confront his close friends, the prince was happy to engage in an all-out war with the press.   

 When a tabloid published a set of unflattering photos showing Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland on her way to the laundromat, pushing the narrative of a struggling woman in a rough part of LA, Meghan remained silent publicly, though she was in tears in truth. 

This pushed Harry into protecting her and he decided to make an official statement. 

However, the statement clashed with his father Prince Charles’ tour in the Middle East, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall having just arrived in Bahrain to meet the country’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa. 

It was a critical moment that had been in the works for months and a statement from Kensington Palace condemning the press while confirming Harry’s new girlfriend would all but eliminate coverage of Prince Charles’s tour.

Despite this, the palace decided to go ahead with the statement, much of it drafted by Harry himself. 

His father only learnt of the statement 20 minutes before it was released and, unsurprisingly, it soon dominated the news cycle. 

Prince Charles and his team were left crushed and disappointed, though Charles also understood the intervention was a necessary one. 

However, the episode only served to prove that Harry felt the need to prioritise the woman he loved over duty to the royal family. 

Did Prince Harry propose to Meghan Markle on Botswana holiday THREE MONTHS before telling the world? New biography says they were ‘secretly engaged in August 2017’

Prince Harry may have proposed to Meghan Markle three months before their official announcement, a bombshell biography detailing the Sussexes’ dramatic departure from royal life has revealed.

According to Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘became secretly engaged in August 2017’.

That same month, the pair took a trip to Botswana where they are said to have celebrated both Meghan’s 36th birthday and their first year as a couple.

During their engagement interview in November 2017, Prince Harry said he popped the question ‘earlier this month’ while the couple were ‘roasting chicken’ on a ‘cosy night’.

Meghan and Harry in Botswana in the summer of 2017. According to Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex 'became secretly engaged in August 2017'

Meghan and Harry in Botswana in the summer of 2017. According to Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘became secretly engaged in August 2017’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, after the announcement of their engagement

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, after the announcement of their engagement

In the biography, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, a source says Prince William tried to ‘make sure that Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust’ in his relationship with Meghan shortly before they got engaged that August. 

According to the book, which is being serialised by The Times and The Sunday Times, Harry took offence when William told him: ‘Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl.’

Harry is said to have considered the choice of the words ‘this girl’ to be condescending.

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, has been written by royal watchers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 'cheerleaders'

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, has been written by royal watchers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s ‘cheerleaders’

In their 2018 engagement interview, Harry recalled how he ‘convinced’ Meghan to fly out to Botswana to join him on a trip and said they spent a romantic five days camping out under the stars.

‘It was I think about three, maybe four weeks [after their first date] that I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana,’ he said at the time.

‘And we, we camped out with each other under the stars, we spent, she came and joined me for five days out there, which was absolutely fantastic.’

The country has a special significance for Prince Harry, who first visited Botswana shortly after his mother Princess Diana’s death, when he travelled there with his brother and father.

Harry fell in love with the country on that first trip and has since returned regularly, getting increasingly involved with wildlife conservation efforts in Botswana.  

When it came to finding the perfect engagement ring for Meghan, Harry even chose to source a diamond from Botswana – which he has previously referred to as his ‘second home’. 

The stone was paired with two diamonds from a tiara that belonged to Princess Diana.  

Finding Freedom provides an intimately detailed and personalised version of the events leading up to the Sussexes’ dramatic departure from royal life, with co-authors Scobie and Durand insisting ‘all information in this book has at least two sources’. 

Harry and Meghan deny giving interviews. 

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