A royal expert has claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's ‘great divide’ with the royal family is widening.
Royal author Katie Nicholl told OK! Magazine she believes the Remembrance Day ‘snub’ of the Suxxexes - where the couple were reportedly denied the opportunity to have a wreath laid on their behalf - tells us a lot about their relationship with the family.
“It highlights the great divide between Harry and the royal family,” Katie said.
“There is such a gaping cavern now and exercises like this only serve to widen that gap rather than heal the rift.”
'Harry and Meghan do things very differently to the royal family and to me it shows how determined they are to do things their own way whatever the cost.'
She went on to say she believes the gap between the Sussexes and the royals is ‘widening’ as the monarchy ‘refuses to bend rules’.
Royal author Robert Lacey echoed her sentiments last week, telling Newsweek: "I think this is an indication that things are worse than we thought.
“If everything was hunkydorey there seems no reason why a wreath should not have been laid in Harry's name.
"If the royal family or the palace wanted to co-operate then it would seem to be a perfectly reasonable request to make that could have been fulfilled. I don't think it augurs well for the prospects of a reconciliation.”
Last Sunday, Harry and Meghan were pictured laying flowers at the Los Angeles National Cemetery after Buckingham Palace reportedly denied his request to lay a wreath on his behalf.
It’s reported the Queen was never told about Prince Harry’s request, however the refusal is reportedly to have left Prince Harry ‘deeply saddened’.
Harry served in the Armed Forces for a decade before returning to life as a full-time member of the royal family.
On the say, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle instead picked flowers from their garden and left them at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers – one from the Royal Australian Airforce and one from the Royals Canadian Artillery.
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