The departure of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from their royal duties in 2020, as well as their relocation to the United States, had wide-ranging effects not just on themselves but also on Prince William and Kate Middleton. It reportedly resulted in a substantial increase in the workload for the latter couple.
A source with close ties to the Royal Family disclosed that Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke, and Duchess of Cambridge, were harboring feelings of resentment towards Meghan and Harry for relinquishing their royal roles, thereby burdening the remaining senior members of the Royal Family with additional responsibilities.
“The departure of Meghan and Harry has left Prince William and Kate with a growing sense of resentment. They now have to shoulder the extra workload that was left behind when Meghan and Harry moved to the United States, and it’s been quite overwhelming,” the source explained.
The insider also noted that the couple has had to assume “even more duties” following Meghan and Harry’s exit, which has taken a toll on their marital and family life. The increased pressure on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly strained their marriage as they endeavor to manage their royal obligations, family life, and personal time together.
As reported by Mirror, the source indicated that “at times, they feel as though they are buckling under the constant pressure. Their reduced time spent together at home and increased time apart have them feeling pulled in different directions, and they firmly believe that this wouldn’t have happened had Harry and Meghan not stepped away from their royal roles.” These revelations were detailed in a report published by Closer magazine.
The departure of Harry and Meghan from the Royal Family was marked by significant tensions, and the couple has openly discussed their experiences within the monarchy since their departure. This included the release of a revealing Netflix docuseries where they shared their insights and perspectives on their life within the Royal Family.
Prince Harry also made headlines with the announcement of his forthcoming memoir, titled “Spare,” which is expected to offer further insights into his life and relationships within the Royal Family. The repercussions of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to distance themselves from their royal roles continue to be felt within the Royal Family.
While it is evident that this departure had considerable consequences for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves, it has also cast a shadow over the lives and responsibilities of Prince William and Kate Middleton, underscoring the challenges that can arise when royal duties intersect with family life.