A royal expert is speaking out this week to claim that contrary to what many in the public believe, Queen Elizabeth had actually told Meghan Markle that “she could continue her acting career” after marrying Prince Harry.
This was alleged by royal expert Andrew Morton, author of the bestselling book “Diana: Her True Story,” during an appearance on the podcast Royally Obsessed. He claimed that Meghan and Harry were given “the opportunity to go wherever they pleased” after they expressed a desire to step back from their royal roles in January of 2020.
“They were given a degree of latitude,” Morton said. “They were told ‘here are your first class tickets, pick which country you want to go to, we’re going to make you youth ambassadors for the Commonwealth.’ In fairness to the royal family, in fairness to the Queen, she did give them that opportunity to go wherever they pleased.”
“And also, they did say to Meghan if you don’t want to embrace royal duties full time please be our guest and continue your acting career,” he added. “Those opportunities were open to her.”
Prior to marrying Harry, Meghan spent years starring in the television drama “Suits.” She quit and retired from acting after her engagement to Harry was announced in the fall of 2017.
Morton now believes that neither Meghan nor Harry put enough thought into their decision to step down as senior royals.
“I think neither of them gave it the thought they should have done,” Morton said. “I think that famous warning from Prince William of ‘steady on, think about what you’re doing’, that Harry bridled at, was probably meant more with affection.”
“I think William understood more than Harry that becoming a member of the royal family is a tough gig. You think about Catherine Middleton,” he continued. “She’s British, she’s grown up with the traditions, obviously she was a commoner but she has a very sound and strong family. Meghan didn’t have any of that. She’s American, she didn’t have a clue about the royal family.”
This comes weeks after Meghan and Harry’s shocking tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they claimed to have been victims of racism from within the royal family. Meghan said that life as a royal was so difficult for her that she even considered committing suicide at one point.