Reportedly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not regret their decision of moving away from senior royal family life last year. Thomas Woodcock, who is known as the Garter Principal of Arms, argued their move was “unsatisfactory”.
What’s the story?
A report entitled “Meghan & Harry: How They Changed the Royal Family Forever” revealed that the couple “didn’t regret” their decision to move out of royal duties. And it is well known Harry didn’t consult the Queen which made his father Prince Charles furious with him and Meghan. The Queen had to issue a public statement saying that she was “entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family”. But reports suggest that the Queen was upset with the situation.
Thomas Woodcock, who is known as the Garter Principal of Arms, called their moves “unsatisfactory”. Mr Woodcock’s role within Buckingham Palace is to make sure the royal symbols are not used in a commercial way. But the phrase is being used for their branding nowadays.
Woodcock hence told the Sussexes, “You’re either royal or you’re not.” One of the Queen’s most senior advisors told The Times: “I don’t think it’s satisfactory. One cannot be two things at once.It is such unusual times that it is a matter of waiting and seeing how things develop.”
Even before his intervention, an insider said that the couple would have to agree to certain protocols before making a swift move. “It was made abundantly clear to Harry, agree to this and then you can go. By his own admission, it was not under the terms he wanted but he had no other option.”The source also revealed they were “so desperate to get out they had no choice” but to accept the agreement.
The source detailed that the way the couple “took a huge leap of faith to embark on their new life” would alter a lot of things inside. “They love that they are able to focus on projects and causes that are important to them”, especially after the claims of Prince Harry feeling as a spare as royal.