Meghan Markle dubbed a 'loose cannon' for the Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex departed frontline royal duties in acrimonious fashion in 2020

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The Firm find Meghan Markle to be a "loose cannon" as a result of the freedom afforded to her and Prince Harry following their abandonment of royal duties, an expert has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex departed their duties in acrimonious fashion in 2020, before making the move to Montecito in California, where they have had made numerous media appearances criticising the Royal Family.

Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti says The Firm have concerns over what may be to come next from the couple, as they try to "control" what members do in terms of publicity.

Meghan Markle is seen as a 'loose cannon' according to a royal expert.
Meghan Markle is seen as a 'loose cannon' according to a royal expert.

He told the Express: "I think the Royal Family does try to control what individual members of the family do in terms of publicity, I don't think that is news to anyone.

"And I think they did presumably try to control what Harry and Meghan did when they were within the family."

The lack of freedom afforded to the Duke and Duchess is a key reason behind their departure from royal duties, with the couple making their disdain over the situation known publicly in a series of interviews, such as one with Oprah Winfrey, which took place in March 2021.

"I think now that they have left as working royals and have left the country, they obviously have much less control over them," Sacerdoti continued.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took part in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took part in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021.

"And so to the Royal Family, at least Meghan may be a loose cannon because she is somebody that will respect the rules and requests and preferences of the Royal Family only as far as she feels she should."

The royal expert also addressed reports that Harry is set to delay the release of his memoir due to concerns over potentially damaging Queen Elizabeth II's legacy shortly after her death.

"We heard rumors that how Harry’s book will be delayed," Sacerdoti said. "I do not believe that is confirmed, but we have heard that rumor.

"Now there are various reasons why that could be. It could be out of respect for what's going on now and they just feel it is not the appropriate time for any book from him to be coming out, while his father is settling in as the King or while the Queen has just recently passed away.

"It could be because there were things in the book that he now wishes to remove because he feels they are insensitive and so it will take some time to do that.

"Or it could be because he plans to put more in the book.

"And again, that may cause trouble for the Royal Family depending on how he tells it and how much of it is true or is not true."