It’s been a rollercoaster few months for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who stepped back from their roles as senior royals and then decided to self-isolate in LA to be near Meghan’s mum.
Then, extracts from Finding Freedom, a biography about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were revealed last week, throwing the couple back into the spotlight.
And now, they’ve been dealt another blow, as it appears that Buckingham Palace has edited Meghan Markle’s bio on their official website, wiping it of certain details about the Californian royal.
After marrying Prince Harry in 2018, the palace added a description of Meghan’s life and work to the website, alongside other royals like Kate Middleton and Sophie Wessex.
There, it detailed Meghan’s plea to a washing-up liquid company when she was just 11-years-old, asking them to remove the sexist language they had used in their advert.
It also described how at the age of 13, Meghan volunteered at a soup kitchen in LA and described her as being a 'proud feminist'.
However, the palace has since deleted any mention of the above from the duchess’ bio, instead only mentioning where she went to school and how she acted as Rachel Zane on Suits for over 100 episodes.
The palace also left in the fact that Meghan had edited her own lifestyle blog called The Tig before she met Prince Harry.
Now, the landing page for the Duchess of Sussex details how she was born Rachel Meghan Markle, how she married Harry in 2018 and went on to have Archie in May 2019.
It then reads: “As announced in January, The Duke and Duchess have stepped back as senior members of The Royal Family. They are balancing their time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour their duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and their patronages. Frogmore Cottage in the UK remains their family home.”
A palace spokesperson claimed the move wasn’t a snub and the website is merely updated on a regular basis.
"The Duchess of Sussex’s current biography is on the Royal website alongside other members of the Royal family”, a palace spokesperson told The Sun.
"You will appreciate that the website is updated on a regular basis to reflect the work and focus of members of the Royal family.
"Any updates are agreed with private offices before they are made to the site."
It comes just days after it was revealed in Finding Freedom - which was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who are described as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's "cheerleaders"- that the Sussexes didn’t trust royal staff.
Claims in the book include that:
* The Sussexes felt their complaints were not taken seriously and believed other royal households were leaking stories about them to the press.
* Being told to operate under Buckingham Palace's umbrella after splitting their household from the Cambridges was "a big disappointment" to the Sussexes.
* The Sussexes even considered breaking protocol by springing a surprise visit on the Queen when they believed they were being blocked from seeing the monarch.