Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly called the shots before deciding to leave royal life, telling advisers, “you can’t stop us doing what we want”. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly told royal advisers, “you can’t stop us from doing what we want” in clashes a year before Megxit.
Sources had claimed the pair were the ones calling the shots – after they told Oprah they didn’t have a plan when they stepped down as senior royal, The Sun reports.
The couple told UK’s The Telegraph: “There was a constant dialogue from the couple along the lines of: ‘Why can’t we do this? You can’t stop us from doing what we want to do’.
“They were calling the shots and would be the ones instructing the press office on what line to put out.”
It comes after reports the couple was in talks with a billion-dollar US streaming service a year before they formally cut ties with the royal family.
According to claims, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were discussing projects with Quibi in 2019 before they stepped down as working royals in early 2020. Quibi was a subscription-based streaming platform that ran roughly seven to 10 minute long videos. It had been tipped to become a rival to YouTube
But it closed down just six months after its launch. According to reports, the discussions with Quibi had caused tensions with Palace staff – and the couple was accused of “cashing in” their royal titles. A royal source added: “A lot of it was orchestrated by Meghan’s people in America. It was a bit of a secret squirrel.