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Prince Charles intended to ‘expand’ Meghan Markles and Prince Harry’s role in the monarchy

Prince Charles had plans to “expand” the role of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the monarchy before moving to Los Angeles, a royal expert claims.

Royal author Nigel Cawthorne has said that Charles, 71, was “ delighted ” when Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38 tied the knot in May 2018, and “ no doubt intended to enhance their role in the royal family.

However, that hope was lost when the royal couple decided to step down as senior royals in March and moved to LA with their son Archie – because there is no such thing as an absent HRH.

He told Express.co.uk: “He was over the moon with Meghan and would undoubtedly have attracted the Sussexes more and tried to expand their role within the company as much as possible.

Prince Charles had plans to “expand” the role of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the monarchy before moving to Los Angeles, a royal expert claims. Depicted, Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending the Mountbatten Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall in March this year

Royal author Nigel Hawthorne has said that 71-year-old Charles, who was pictured at his engagement meetings in Gloucester last week, was 'delighted' when Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, tied the knot in May 2018

Royal author Nigel Hawthorne has said that 71-year-old Charles, who was pictured at his engagement meetings in Gloucester last week, was 'delighted' when Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, tied the knot in May 2018

Royal author Nigel Hawthorne has said that 71-year-old Charles, who was pictured at his engagement meetings in Gloucester last week, was ‘delighted’ when Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, tied the knot in May 2018

While Charles was always in favor of a leaner monarchy, Cawthorne claimed the royal couple was never part of his plans to slim down The Firm.

He believed that their decision to emigrate from the UK meant that their position in the royal family “had to end.”

He said, “Of course, when they decided to emigrate everything, there had to end because there is no such thing as an absent HRH.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to step down as senior royals in January, originally planning to split their time between the US and the UK.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured in London this year, decided to step down as senior royals in January, originally planning to split their time between the US and the UK

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured in London this year, decided to step down as senior royals in January, originally planning to split their time between the US and the UK

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pictured in London this year, decided to step down as senior royals in January, originally planning to split their time between the US and the UK

However, the royal couple went to LA at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and have since resided with son Archie at Tyler Perry’s Beverly Hills home worth $ 18 million.

The royal author went on to say that Meghan and Harry are loved by the British public, but The Firm shouldn’t rely solely on the popularity of its members.

The Prince of Wales has long favored the idea of ​​a smaller monarchy, considering the European royal house as an example of a royal structure that will “temper” the sense of justice among young members.

Pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town

Pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town

Pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town

In addition, Charles believes that HRH status is associated with responsibility that is not appropriate for every member of the royal family.

Earlier this week, it was reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will benefit from a declining monarchy as it means they can focus on their “important” work.

Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe suggested Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back, as senior royals can give Prince William and Kate Middleton the space to focus on the work they need to do. ‘

Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe suggested that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, will benefit from a divisional monarchy because it means they can focus on their “important” work. Pictured, visit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn as part of the NHS anniversary celebrations on July 5 in Norfolk

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, will attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 in London on March 9

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, will attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 in London on March 9

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, will attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 in London on March 9

“Despite all the noise around Harry and Meghan, the reality is that William and Kate have a pretty important job to do,” he told True Royalty TV.

This gives them space, and to some extent the Prince Andrew ongoing Epstein saga, it gives William and Kate the space to focus on the work they need to do. “And I think they are doing very well at the moment.”

Prince William and Kate have been at the forefront of the royal family’s response to the global crisis ever since and continue to operate behind closed doors.

They made virtual calls through video calling while home-teaching their three children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, one, at their Norfolk Home, Anmer Hall.

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