Prince Harry and Meghan Markle refuse to break Queen's royal rule

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were met with applause when they arrived for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week, proving that their star is still on the rise.

The couple stepped back from being senior working royals in 2020, but have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline. One of their most anticipated projects is their new podcast series, Archetypes, due to launch this year.

Meghan in a large white hat and white jacket, Harry in a black suit jacket with royal medals on the lapel
Meghan and Harry have been in the UK celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Photo: Getty

While the public is desperate to know the inside scoop on royal life, it’s highly unlikely that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will reveal any secrets.

This is due to Harry’s promise to the Queen, where he agreed to “protect” her and agreed not to share any details about his duties when he was a working royal.


The pair’s podcast series will be the first as part of an exclusive multi-year partnership between Spotify and their production company, Archwell.

Meghan is hosting the podcast which is aiming to “dissect, explore and subvert the labels that try to hold women back.”

In the preview, she revealed the type of guests that would appear on the podcast, saying: “I’ll have conversations with women who know all too well how these typecasts shape our narratives. And I’ll talk to historians to understand how we even got here in the first place.”

The Queen in a blue outfit and hat, Meghan Markle in a black outfit and hat, Prince Harry and William in jackets with medals attached and Kate in a pale blue outfit and hat stand on Buckingham's Palace balcony
Harry and Meghan are refusing to break a royal rule. Photo: Getty

Fans were delighted by the ‘holiday special’ podcast episode that was released in December 2020, featuring personal stories from famous guests such as Sir Elton John and James Corden.

Meghan and Harry’s son Archie also featured in the episode, but it has been the only episode released so far. Since then, listeners have been eagerly awaiting more content from the ex-royals.

Harry was denied a photo of Lilibet and the Queen

This comes after The Queen reportedly had one condition for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before she met her great-granddaughter Lilibet, one, who is named after a childhood nickname of Her Majesty.

The monarch refused to allow the couple to share photos of her meeting with Lilibet, because it was a "private family meeting", according to The Sun.

Harry and Meghan's daughter Lilibet sits on grass with a bow in her hair
Harry and Meghan shared a brand new photo of their daughter Lilibet from when she turned one. Photo: Misan Harriman

The Queen met Lilibet for the first time on Thursday last week at Windsor Castle, with Harry and Meghan denying their personal photographer the special moment.

"Harry and Meghan wanted their photographer to capture the moment Lilibet met the Queen," a source told The Sun.

"But they were told no chance. It was a private family meeting."

Investigative journalist Tom Bower, who is working on a biography about Meghan, told the Daily Mail: "Meghan must have been furious when she heard that photographs of their Windsor meeting were forbidden."

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