Meghan Markle and Prince Harry DEMO on the Royal Family’s website

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been downgraded from the royal family’s website since leaving the inner circle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now listed under Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, as well as the Princess Royal and the Duke of York on the official royal site.

Meanwhile, the Queen has been completely removed from the lineup, fueling speculation that the family is preparing the Prince of Wales to take over as head of the family.

Despite the reshuffle, the website still claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will “split their time” between the UK and the US.

It comes as Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex took part in their first major interview since their wedding in 1999.

The pair laughed at Harry and Meghan’s controversial Oprah interview, while insisting that the royals remain a family “no matter what.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now listed under Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex as well as the Princess Royal and the Duke of York on the official royal site

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now listed under Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex as well as the Princess Royal and the Duke of York on the official royal site

Sophie is one of four loyal, discreet and “extremely trustworthy” women from the Queen’s inner circle who provide crucial support in her life without her beloved Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age of 99.

About the website change, Buckingham Palace told MailOnline it had no comment “except that we refresh the website regularly.”

Elsewhere, the Princess Royal was moved up five places to sit under the Duchess of Cambridge on the website page. And the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were added to the bottom, just below the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

Under the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the website reads: ‘They continue to fulfill their duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth and their patrons.

‘Frogmore Cottage in the UK remains their family home.

“The Duchess will continue to support a number of charities and organizations that reflect the issues she has long been associated with, including art, access to education, support for women and animal welfare.”

Elsewhere, the Princess Royal was moved up five places to sit under the Duchess of Cambridge on the website page.  And the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were added to the bottom, just below the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.  Pictured, as it was on April 22

Elsewhere, the Princess Royal was moved up five places to sit under the Duchess of Cambridge on the website page. And the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were added to the bottom, just below the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Pictured, as it was on April 22

Royal fans were confused when the official website went down for a while and soon saw the changes once it was live again.

Someone tweeted: ‘@KensingtonRoyal @RoyalFamily still has #meghanmarkle #princeharry on the royal website? Why?

‘They are not royals and they do not divide their time between the UK and North America’, why are they promoted on the website?’

The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral marked the first time Prince Harry has returned to the UK since he and his wife Meghan stepped down from their senior royal functions.

It comes as another blow after revelations that the Earl and Countess of Wessex will be joining Prince Charles in a downsized monarchy.

Yesterday, during their first major interview together since they married in 1999, the Earl and Countess of Wessex jokingly asked

Yesterday, during their first major interview together since they married in 1999, the Earl and Countess of Wessex jokingly asked “Oprah who?” and ‘what conversation?’ when questioned about whether they saw Harry and Meghan’s bombshell with the US chat show host

Harry and Meghan previously complained that they felt ‘pushed out’ by the Firm after their decision to step down from their senior ranks.

Yesterday, during their first major interview together since they married in 1999, the Earl and Countess of Wessex jokingly asked “Oprah who?” and ‘what conversation?’ when they were questioned about whether they saw Harry and Meghan’s bomb sitting with the host of the American chat show.

They also reflected on Prince Philip for just over a month since his funeral – with Prince Edward describing how the coronavirus restrictions created an ‘extremely strange’ ceremony, and the particularly poignant moment ‘when everything stopped’.

In the Wessex’s first public comments since that momentous day, Sophie explained, “We’re still a family, no matter what happens, we always will be.”

The Countess of Wessex also admitted to having a “prolonged conversation” with Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.

A royal source previously commented on the Countess of Wessex's close relationship with the Queen.

A royal source previously commented on the Countess of Wessex’s close relationship with the Queen. “Sophie is like another daughter of the Queen, they are that close,” they said. ‘She is trusted and trusted like few others’

Sophie and her husband the Earl of Wessex, who married at Windsor Castle 22 years ago, said they were “flattered” to take on a more prominent role in a downsized monarchy since Harry and Meghan’s move to California.

In an interview with The Telegraph MagazineSophie said she had a ‘long chat’ with Harry after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April.

Prince Edward, 57, said at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April: ‘It was extremely strange to walk into St George’s Chapel and find the nave completely empty.

“It’s always tricky with this kind of thing because you’re in the middle of it, so you have no idea what it’s supposed to look like from the outside.

“It became very moving to be there because it was suddenly so very intimate.”

A royal source previously commented on the Countess of Wessex’s close relationship with the Queen.

“Sophie is like another daughter of the Queen, they are that close,” they said. “She is trusted and trusted like few others.”

The pair would speak at least once a day and regularly enjoy “movie afternoons” on Saturdays when they watch old movies together.

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