MEGHAN Markle never intended to stay in the royal family and her recent claims are an ‘excuse to justify what she’s done’, according to a royal expert.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, stepped down as a senior royal in March 2020 and later accused the royal family of “racism” and spreading “falsehoods”, in her Oprah Winfrey chat.
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Royal author Phil Dampier, who wrote Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words, told Fabulous that Meghan’s accusations are an “excuse” for them leaving.
He said: “I don’t buy this that they didn’t help to protect Meghan and I don’t buy she was driven out by racism.
“I don’t think her heart was really in it.
“When you look at some of the projects she’s got involved with and they were seemingly planning a couple of years ago.
“I personally think she never intended to stay in the royal family.
“I’m afraid that blaming members of the royal family and courtiers and how they were treated is just an excuse for what they have done and to justify what they’ve done.”
In the CBS Oprah interview that was aired to the world in March, the couple dropped dramatic bombshell accusations against their family.
Meghan claimed that Archie wasn’t allowed to be a prince after there were “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be after he was born.
But the 39-year-old declined to say who had started those conversations, saying it would be “damaging” for them.
Prince Harry said he would “never share” the full details of the discussion but that he was asked at the start of his relationship with Meghan, how dark the skin of their children might be.
But Oprah Winfrey revealed it was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh who made the comment about Archie’s skin.
Meghan also said that when she was suffering with suicidal thoughts, the family didn’t allow her to get help.
The couple claimed that Kate Middleton made Meghan cry in a row over a flower girl dress.
Prince Harry also spoke out about how he felt ‘trapped’ in the family and that he and his father weren’t speaking.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now living in a £11million mansion in Santa Barbara, California, and have signed multi-million deals with Netflix and Spotify.
The duke has remained unshy of the cameras after he and Oprah teamed up to launch The Me You Can’t See – an Apple TV+ documentary series about mental health.
The 36-year-old opened up again with the chat show legend and accused the royals of showing “total neglect” for his mental health woes.
And he claimed Charles caused him to “suffer” and didn’t “make it right” for him after his mother’s death in 1997.
He also spoke about Meghan’s battles with mental health – and said she would sob into her pillow after ‘smears’ from The Firm.
And he said he was faced with an “element of shame” when he opened up about his struggles.
It’s reported the Queen gave her blessing for Harry’s involvement in the doc because she was told it would cover soldiers’ mental health.
But she and Charles were left “absolutely gobsmacked” when they were informed of Harry’s latest “personal attacks” in the show.