Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'blamed staff when they didn't get their way', palace insider claims

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry "blamed staff when they didn't get their way", a palace insider has claimed.

The couple's relationship with Harry's father Prince Charles soured after they left the Royal Family and moved to North America.

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An insider said Harry, 36, was frustrated and felt let down as he tried to speak to Charles, 72, and the Queen face-to-face about his decision to leave, only to be stopped by Royal aides.

The source told the Telegraph that Harry and Meghan, 39, often "blamed the staff" when things didn't go their way.

The source also said: "[Charles] ploughed money into the wedding and into Frogmore [the couple’s Windsor home] and did his utmost to make them feel financially supported but then when they said they were upping sticks, he had less and less inclination to take calls."

Charles took an immediate shine to Meghan when they first met.

They both shared a passion for holistic medicine, and Charles was reportedly impressed with Meghan's interest in British military history.

Charles even walked Meghan down the aisle at her wedding after her dad Thomas was unable to attend.

However in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry claimed that Charles stopped taking his calls when he moved to North America.

FAMILY REUNION

Harry and Charles had an awkward reunion during Prince Philip's funeral last month.

Harry had claimed his father and brother Prince William were "trapped" in the Royal Family during his interview with Oprah.

He also claimed Charles had used palace staff to carry out his parental responsibilities and that he had been cut off financially.

Charles was said to be "devastated", "despairing" and "deeply saddened" by Harry's comments in the interview.

[Charles] ploughed money into the wedding and into Frogmore [the couple’s Windsor home] and did his utmost to make them feel financially supported but then when they said they were upping sticks, he had less and less inclination to take calls

Things got worse when Gayle King, the host of CBS's This Morning TV show and a friend of the Sussexes, revealed on air that calls between Harry and Charles had been "unproductive".

The relationship between father and son had previously been extremely close, with Harry telling the BBC on the 20th anniversary of his mother Diana's death: "He was there for us; he was the one out of two left and he tried to do his best and to make sure we were protected and looked after."

Meghan reportedly encouraged Harry to pay tribute to Charles, saying he needed to be as close as he could to "the one parent you have left".

Meghan's once-tight relationship with her own father Thomas became strained after he co-operated in a paparazzi photoshoot before her wedding and then pulled out of attending the ceremony at the last moment because of poor health.

Both Harry and Meghan were said to be in tears as a result, and the the bride was left with no one to walk her down the aisle.

It comes as the Duchess of Sussex has written a children’s book about sons’ relationships with their fathers.

Meghan says The Bench was inspired by Harry’s bond with their son Archie, who turned two this week.

She said the 40-page book, illustrated by Pixar artist Christian Robinson, grew out of a poem she wrote for Harry a month after the birth of their son.


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