Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may officially be in a trial period after stepping away from royal duties that allows for the prospect of a return, but a new report claims that the couple will likely never come back to their spot in the royal family thanks to a damaging new book.
The events leading up to the couple’s decision to step back from their official roles and move away from England are the subject of an upcoming tell-all book called Finding Freedom, The Daily Mail noted. The book reportedly delves into the hurt feelings and “soured relationships” that have been kept private so far, and insiders said it will likely make it more difficult for the couple to repair ties with Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“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,” a source close to the couple told the British news outlet.
Another source added that while the pair is in something of a review period that is yet to be further discussed, it “doesn’t seem if there is any way of going back now.” With the private matters reportedly set to become public, the rift is only likely to continue growing, the source said.
As The Inquisitr reported late last week, the upcoming tell-all has already been making waves. Excerpts published in The Times on Saturday claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan felt upset at being overshadowed and passed over for prominent duties.
The Daily Mail cited a source who said they felt hurt at taking a backseat, which exacerbated Harry’s existing feelings about not wanting to be in such a prominent and high-profile role his entire life.
“Fundamentally, Harry wanted out. Deep down, he was always struggling within that world,” the person claimed. “She’s opened the door for him on that.”
A series of reports claimed that Harry was upset at the intense scrutiny his wife faced from the British media, especially during her pregnancy, and for what he sees as the family’s failure to protect her. Many backers say that Meghan was unfairly targeted, and much of the criticism she faced from media and online was rooted in racism.
Neither Harry nor Meghan have commented publicly on the reports.