A royal expert has placed the blame on Prince Harry for failing to prepare his wife, Meghan Markle, for her role as a senior royal. Robert Jobson, author of Prince Philip’s Century said it is a combination of Harry and Meghan’s fault, but mainly Harry. Jobson also accused the Duke of Sussex of not being the “sharpest guy.”
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their departure
According to Robert Jobson, the fault for the Sussexes exit from the Royal Family is mainly Prince Harry’s fault. He did say it is a combination of Harry and Meghan’s fault that Megxit happened. However, he said it was mainly Harry’s fault, for not explaining the tradition-bound firm to her properly.
Jobson told Page Six that Harry is not the “sharpest guy,” but maybe he didn’t want to explain it. He said being a member of the royal family is “hard work,” despite what people think. Jobson said it is not glamorous and maybe Meghan didn’t fancy that at all.
During the infamous Oprah with Meghan and Harry interview, Markle admitted that she didn’t understand what it meant to be a working royal.
Meghan Markle didn’t know what she was getting into
However, Jobson doesn’t completely absolve Meghan from blame for the couple’s failures. He said she could have shown more curiosity about what she was getting herself into. Jobson said it is up to you to do your own homework if you want to marry into a prestigious family.
Meanwhile, he also noted that Meghan has no excuse for not knowing how things worked in the royal household. Reportedly, the palace assigned Samantha Cohen, a member of the Queen’s personal team, to guide her in the ways of being a Duchess.
If Meghan and Harry had understood their place in the pecking order, and had come to peace with that, things could have been different. Jobson said this may have prevented them from leaving in the hope of finding fortune on their own in Hollywood.
Small house for Harry and Meghan Markle
Jobson said that when Meghan saw she had the little house and William and Kate were the number one couple, she probably didn’t understand. Meghan probably thought they could do better than this and start commercializing the Royal Family. The royal expert said that, frankly, that’s not acceptable.
However, now that Meghan Markle and Harry are living in Santa Barbara, California, they have a much larger house. Financially, they are also doing very well. The Sussexes recently signed a $25 million Spotify deal to produce feel-good podcasts. They have also signed a multi-year contract with Netflix, which will handsomely compensate the former royals. On the streaming channel, they will produce documentaries, feature films and scripted shows.
Respecting the Royal Family
Jobson pointed out that the British people fund the Royal Family. He said it is their Royal Family and people are expected to show respect. He added that without the British people, the Royal Family doesn’t exist.
The royal expert noted that the point of the Royal Family is centered on “service and helping others.” It has nothing to do with helping yourself. Jobson said that it likely happened in this case. He blames Prince Harry, because he knew the story, but wanted to have his cake and eat it, and you can’t do that.
Of course, Meghan and Harry compounded problems by making controversial comments about the Royal Family to Oprah Winfrey. These comments were so shocking, they even surprised the famous TV host herself.