PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle “jumped before they were pushed” after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they would not be returning to work for the Royal Family according to Robert Lacey.
The couple will lose their royal patronages and the duke will have to give up his military appointments, including his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
Royal writer Robert Lacey told Sky News that the Queen would have come to the same conclusion as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their scheduled review in March. However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke to Queen Elizabeth II before the review to inform the monarch they would not be returning to work for the Royal Family.
Mr Lacey said: “We had this date previous to today where the Queen was going to review what the position of the Sussexes would be.
“If you are looking at a hard-hearted explanation of what has happened today, they jumped before they were pushed.
“They have said that they are going to go their own way now but it is very obvious.
“The Queen’s statement from Buckingham Palace says she has spoken with Harry, he has told her what they would like to do and she now agrees with that.”
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Robert Lacey is the author of Battle of Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult.