Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'wanted to have commercial arm to activities' after leaving Royal Family

Tina Brown believes Harry "wanted out" of the family, with Meghan "giving him the tools" to do so

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry “wanted to have a commercial arm to activities” after leaving the Royal Family, a royal author has said.

The couple stepped down from their role as senior royals more than two years ago, before moving to the US to live.

And Tina Brown, who wrote several royal books including The Diana Chronicles, believes Harry “wanted out”, with Meghan “giving him the tools” to do so.

Ms Brown said: "Meghan couldn’t resist everything that was on offer on the celebrity buffet.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The couple left their roles as senior royals more than two years ago
The couple left their roles as senior royals more than two years ago

"They wanted to be able to have a commercial arm to their activities. Meghan certainly saw deals that were there to be made that they had to leave on the table because they were royals.

"I really think Harry wanted out, himself. Meghan gave Harry the tools to leave.

"She understood the world of agents and deals. I mean this wasn’t Harry’s world, but suddenly he had in Meghan a very worldly strategist who he decided to trust above all the other advisors."

She continued in conversation with the Washington Post: "I think they both complete underestimate what it was going to be like without the Palace platform.

"However much the hated, and I think they really did, the constraints and the pettiness, essentially they conceived, of the Palace and the advisors - trying doing it without the Palace advisors, right?

"Because what the Palace does, of course, it has an amazing convening power, there's no one who won't take a phone call from Buckingham Palace or Kensington Palace, they've got a huge convening power.

"Every invitation in the world comes through that conduit and private secretaries can just sift and say what about appearing this, or why don't you do this?"