The Queen and senior royals have been left very worried about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the wake of their television documentary, a royal expert has said.
Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, said the Windsors are concerned about the direction the couple are taking.
“There’s no doubt the Queen and other royals are very worried about the direction Harry and Meghan are taking and it’s very serious.”
Mr Dampier told said he could foresee a situation in which Harry and Meghan would step back from royal duties and away from the royal family.
“A year ago I would have said no, but now I wouldn’t be surprised.”
The couple are said to be planning a six-week holiday and should use it to take stock of their approach, Mr Dampier said.
“I think if they have a six-week holiday and have a break, hopefully they might come to their senses and realise it isn’t working for anyone,” he said.
“It’s storing up long-term problems. There’s nothing to be gained unless they’re paving the way to leave.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
The couple opened up about the pressure of their royal lives in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan – An African Journey.
Meghan admitted feeling vulnerable, and spoke of the difficulty in coping with the intense tabloid interest, saying: “It’s not enough to just survive something, that’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive.”
In recent weeks it’s been reported the couple could set up home in Canada. Also reports of a split between Harry & brother William are growing larger.