Links to the profiles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been moved to the bottom of the royal family’s website, along with the disgraced Prince Andrew, in the latest evidence of King Charles’ intent to marginalize the California-based couple from the family’s basic operations.
according to Daily Telegraphwhich first reported the change, had the couple’s profiles and photos in the middle of the page that lists members of the royal family, “before junior royals such as the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince and Princess Michael de Kent”.
Now, however, the couple find themselves in the bottom two rows of the ‘Royal Family’ page, with Harry sharing the penultimate column with the Duke of Kent – and Meghan in the last row with Prince Andrew.
A royal source told The Daily Beast that there was “no significance” to the new Sussex site other than that they were no longer working members of the royal family, and the site underwent a periodic update.
Clicking on Harry’s photo reveals he still has a long resume touting his accomplishments, particularly with the Invictus Games, but Meghan has only a few lines, which summarize how she and Harry have stepped back from royal roles and adds that she continues to “support a number of charitable causes and organizations”.
Andrew’s entry is more succinct, repeating the statement expelling him from the family saying, “Before retreating from public life, the Duke of York took up a wide range of public business, with a strong economic and commercial focus.”
The changes to the website, which also saw a slight cut-off of completely non-working royals, will be seen as reflecting King Charles’ widely reported desire for a less bloated and more cost-effective royal family.
However, the downgrading of Harry and Meghan to such a lowly position is also likely to increase speculation that Charles is seeking to reduce public perception of their importance.
The Daily Beast recently reported that Harry is facing a life of permanent “exile”, in which the royal treatment of Harry is likely to be similar to that of Edward VIII, the king who abdicated in 1936 and lived the rest of his life outside the UK.
A former friend of the King told The Daily Beast: ‘The royals dealt with the abdication crisis by banishing Edward which meant that he and Wallis had finally become insignificant, misguided, disloyal and even disloyal to almost all of the British people. It has been a masterful process in the service of the Queen Mother. In particular, she worked tirelessly.
The same is already happening with Harry and Meghan, and it will only increase in frequency over the next few years under King Charles. Of course the prodigal second son is not so much an existential threat to the fabric of the monarchy as an existential threat to the fabric of the monarchy so much as a prodigal king.”
Another source, a former Buckingham Palace employee, told The Daily Beast that King Charles’ accession statement, in which he encouraged his son and Meghan to “continue to build their lives abroad”, was a not-so-subtle message to them not to disrupt his rule by making frequent trips. to the United Kingdom
Harry and Meghan will get an invitation to the coronation but will be seated firmly in the cheap seats with Beatrice and Eugenie, as they were at the funeral. it will be. “Charles will be tough when it comes to protecting the crown, and that means keeping Harry and Meghan as far from the center of gravity as possible,” the former employee told The Daily Beast.