Prince Harry 'felt like an outsider' claims royal expert
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The Royal Family were left stunned after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made several explosive claims during a bombshell interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey last month. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who relinquished their royal duties and now live in the US, claimed Meghan had not received any support from the monarchy in her mental health struggles. Harry and Meghan also accused an unnamed royal – not the Queen or Prince Philip – of raising concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone would be before he was born in May 2019.
There have also been several question marks over the close bond once shared between Harry and his older brother Prince William.
Comments made by the Duke of Sussex during the interview with Oprah did little to allay those fears, and although he said he loves his brother, “they are on different paths”.
Andrew Rosindell, the Conservative MP for Romford in London and a keen royal enthusiast, has urged Harry to resolve his dispute with William and the Royal Family, and said he will “realise the error he has made”.
But he also lashed out at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, warning the explosive interview with Oprah has “backfired badly on them” as most Britons have seen it as an attempt from them to put themselves back in the spotlight.
Mr Rosindell explained many of his constituents have said how upset and appalled they were with the interview, adding they felt Harry and Meghan had let the Queen and Royal Family down.
The royal enthusiast told Express.co.uk: “The right thing to do is to mend bridges with his brother William and other members of the Royal Family, but that will happen in time.
“I personally think he will realise the error he has made.
“But for the time being, he and Meghan have effectively abdicated their responsibilities and move away to lead a very different life than a member of the Royal Family could possibly do.
“The Oprah interview has backfired badly on them.
“Most people see it, particularly as an attempt from Meghan, to keep this whole thing going and to put themselves in the limelight.
“Most people don’t side with them – I look at my inbox from my constituents and the only emails I have had are from people saying how upset and appalled they were, and how they felt Harry and Meghan had let the Queen and Royal Family down.
“This split should be amicable and I really hope he no longer goes on TV and uses private conversations to undermine and harm the Royal Family.”
Mr Rosindell described the situation he now finds himself in with members of the Royal Family as one of “great sadness” – considering it is just three years since billions of people around the world celebrated his glorious wedding to Meghan.
Earlier this month, Harry returned for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 and was married to the Queen for 73 years.
The royal enthusiast is hopeful Harry coming back “will have reminded him what he has given up” but warned he faces an uphill task trying to change the minds of a once-loving British public.
He added: “What has happened with Prince Harry is a great sadness to the Queen and Royal Family as a whole.
“It is also very sad for the country that he has chosen the path that he has chosen.
“It was only three years ago when he had that wonderful wedding but then in less than two years have effectively resigned from the Royal Family is a great shame.
“Maybe him coming back will have reminded him what he has given up.
“But the country has moved on now – they do think of him as part of the Royal Family, but they don’t think of him as having a role anymore.”
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