The Royal Family's treatment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle showed a 'level of cruelty' by those who could have done more to accommodate them, an expert has claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their departure from their working royal roles in early 2020 before relocating to their California mansion in the US, which they now share with their two children Archie and Lilibet.
The couple's departure came after a Sandringham Summit between Harry, the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William where it was decided that they would step down fully.
However, it has now been suggested that it could have been – and possibly would have been more beneficial for both parties – had more been done to offer "a one foot in, one foot out" solution.
Former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt says more could have been done to keep Harry and Meghan in the Firm – especially as Meghan could have been an asset to them.
Speaking to the Irish Times, he said: "She was able to give a speech in South Africa about being a woman of colour who entered an institution that, to survive and prosper, needs to continue being the head of state in several other realms which are Commonwealth countries, and it failed to do enough to keep her within the institution.
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“I mean, it’s an institution that adjusts and makes things up as it goes along. There’s a flag up, there’s a flag down. They can adjust their history when they need to.
"They’ve managed to find a mechanism whereby [civilian] Prince Edward can attend the Cenotaph wearing a military uniform.
"They could have found a mechanism whereby Harry could have carried on. The fact that they didn’t smack of a level of cruelty.”
After moving to Montecito, the couple launched the Archewell Foundation and have signed up to Netflix and Spotify to collaborate on a podcast and content for the platforms.
Buckingham Palace has been contacted by the Daily Star for comment.
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