A royal expert has claimed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stayed out of the media in the last few months because they "know they've probably gone too far" in their 'attacks' on the royal family.
The pair kicked off the year with their controversial Netflix docu-series Harry & Meghan, which was closely followed by the release of Harry's best-selling memoir Spare. However, since then, they have laid relatively low, only stepping out a handful of times.
Now, royal author Tom Bower has revealed to OK! Magazine the reason behind the lack of public appearances.
"All she’s got is the baggage of the Oprah Winfrey interview and her damnation of the royal family in various successive interviews," he said.
"That’s why she’s been so quiet the whole year. She knows they’ve probably gone too far, and she doesn’t know how to get out of it now."
The Rebel King: The Making of a Monarch author continued, "What is fascinating is how will it end? What will the climax be?"
The 'beginning of the end' for the Sussexes
It comes after royal commentator Kinsey Schofield appeared on Sunrise this week, claiming Meghan's recent decision to step away from collaborations with Harry could be the 'beginning of the end' for the 'Sussex brand'.
Schofield spoke about Meghan's recent signing to Hollywood talent agency WME [William Morris Endeavor] in order to attract more opportunities, saying that recent bad publicity, such as the axing of Meghan and Harry's $29 million Spotify deal, and several scathing attacks, have 'tainted' the 'Sussex brand', leading to the pair splitting their career paths in two.
"I certainly think that this is the beginning of the end for the Sussex entertainment brand, which was so important to them when they left the British royal family, and the idea of Meghan taking off and doing her own thing," Schofield said.
"This is William Morris Endeavor, her new agency, telling her to do this. They think that the Sussex brand is tainted at this point in time. And you saw with [WME’s] big announcement that they were signing Meghan that they excluded Prince Harry from it.
"They’re trying to elevate Meghan and make her a bigger star and I think in doing so, creating a lot of conflict at home."
Schofield adds that when the pair first decided to leave the UK, they had envisioned working together as a 'joint force' in the US.
"I think that Harry is going to go back to his charitable roots - it also associates him with Princess Diana, which people notoriously loved," she concluded.
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