Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be ‘cut’ from Royal Family in Prince Charles’ plan to save cash
PRINCE Harry and Meghan may be sensationally "ditched" from the Royal family during a streamlining of the Monarchy, says an expert.
Renowned royal biographer Angela Levin claims the Prince of Wales is poised to "cut the monarchy down" in the future to save cash.
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The Mail Online reports a slimmed-down version could see just Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte as senior royals.
Others may be urged to look for other ways to help support themselves and could end up losing their highly-valued titles and patronages.
Ms Levin told talkRADIO: "Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer.
"I imagine that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal family.
"I think the outer edge, which the Queen has wanted to keep together for a very long time for sentimental reasons, which at her age she didn't really particularly want change which I think is understandable.
"But he wants to change and I think he will do that."
The claims come after another expert said Harry will struggle to "heal the wounds" with his family as Charles and William fear any conversations they have with him will "immediately leak".
Royal commentator Phil Dampier said it will be difficult for Harry's loved ones to speak openly to him after details of private conversations were leaked.
It's understood William and Charles chose to speak to the Duke of Sussex together after Philip's funeral over concerns the chat could be "misconstrued".
And Mr Dampier said: "One of Charles and Williams’ big fears is that whatever discussions they have with Harry are immediately leaked.
"They will be worried that if they get into any great detail, the next thing they know it will be out in the public domain, which makes it extremely difficult to heal the wounds long-term."
Harry did spend time with his father and brother following Philip's funeral service. However, it's claimed little progress was made, and relations remain icy.
Mr Dampier said: "I doubt if the chat they had was more than tentative first steps in trying to repair their relationships following the Oprah Winfrey interview.
"But all the same, before they go into greater detail, they will be worried that anything they say will be leaked.
"Harry and Meghan seem to have everything they could want or need.
"They have a nice house in California, they’ve got a son, a daughter on the way, they’ve got the means of making a lot of money, they’ve got a platform.
"So I’m not quite sure what it is that they want, but I would’ve thought the one thing Harry would want is to repair his relationship with his family."
The fall-out from the couple's chat with Oprah continues well over a month after it was aired.
William is understood to be struggling with how to move forward after the TV interview, during which they accused a senior royal of making a racist comment and claimed Kate Middleton made Meghan cry.
Harry also said his brother and father were "trapped" by the monarchy – and said his relationship with William had become one of "space".
The upset reportedly deepened after Meghan's pal revealed talks between William and Harry in the wake of the Oprah interview weren't "productive".
Gayle King told a US TV show she'd spoken to Meghan and Harry after the chat aired – and revealed the Duke of Sussex had been involved in a difficult chat with his brother and father.
Royal commentator Russell Myers has told ITV's Lorraine: "Charles and William are still very hurt."
Meanwhile, Mr Dampier said the leaks are in complete contrast to Meghan and Harry's repeated requests for privacy.
And mending relationships will be "extremely difficult" unless the couple stop "conducting negotiations through the public media", he said.
"When it comes to his dealings with his own family, the privacy seems to go out the window," he said.
Royal commentator Angela Levin earlier told The Sun any private conversations with the couple would appear on social media or in the press "in no time".
"I think the Royal Family would be crazy to talk to Meghan and Harry," she said.
"In no time it would be out in magazines and on social media."
And she claimed the couple are "obsessed with global" – and privacy is "the last thing they want".
Meghan and Harry have faced huge media attention from around the world, despite stepping down as senior royals and moving to LA.
Millions of people around the world will be desperate to see the family reunited – with photos of Kate, William and Harry speaking after the funeral sparking hopes the apparent feud is finally over.
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