Royal expert claims Meghan and Harry are 'addicted to drama'

Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown has claimed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry caused "maximum mayhem" when they left the UK as senior members of the royal family in 2020, because they are "addicted to drama".

Tina, who was Princess Diana's biographer and the author of The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor - The Truth and the Turmoil, made the claims during an appearance on New York Times podcast Sway.

Meghan and Harry
Former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown claims Meghan and Harry are 'addicted to drama', but believes the royals need their 'star power'. Photo: Getty

She said the pair made "bad choices" and could have left on better terms if they weren't so "hotheaded".

The writer also described Harry as a "very impetuous man", adding that Palace advisors always believed he'd leave, because "he was so fragile, so combustible, he was so unhappy, frankly, in the constraints of the royal family".

However, she added that the pair's royal exit was a "disaster all round".

"I actually think there is a Harry-shaped hole in the royal family now," Tina said. "And Harry was beloved, actually, by the British people. And people adored Meghan when she came into the mix.


"So it was actually very, very sad for everybody that it went so wrong because they actually need Harry and Meghan now. You should see, the queen is failing, and she’s very frail. They kind of need Harry and Meghan to bring that star power and to be on the balcony at the Jubilee. We have to have a royal family up there. We can’t have Andrew up there."

Tina added that she believes Harry will want to return to the UK when the Queen dies to "serve his country", saying she believes "they will find a way to reel him in", however, she also warned Meghan's "dislike" for England may ruin that.

Queen and Charles 'keen' for Sussexes to return for Platinum Jubilee

The royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony
The Sussexes are expected to join the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony for her Platinum Jubilee celebration. Photo: Getty

It comes following reports the Queen and Prince Charles, Harry's father, are very "keen" to have him, Meghan and their two children in the UK to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne.

Buckingham Palace will reportedly offer the Sussexes full armed security at all royal events in June after Harry said he felt "unsafe" in England.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, a palace source revealed "the ball was in his court", adding, "His grandmother and father [are] keen to welcome the Sussexes to 'family' events."

If Harry and Meghan were to take up the offer they would be allowed to stand on the Buckingham Palace balcony with the rest of the royals to watch the RAF flypast and the Trooping the Colour on June 2, the Queen's official birthday.

However, they would be unable to attend working elements of the Jubilee, as they are no longer working royals.

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