KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, reportedly, inspired Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly's divorce
  • Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly informed Queen Elizabeth and the other members of the royal clan before confirming their divorce to the public
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue to face controversies even after they decided to ditch the royal life for good

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been bombarded with various issues since they first confirmed their relationship in 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not even spare the never-ending media scrutiny, which later forced them to quit the royal life for good. At the moment, Meghan and Prince Harry are living in Vancouver Island in Canada. However, the Sussex pair continues to face controversies, including one that involves Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.

Peter, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, and Autumn Kelly shocked the world with a divorce news on Feb. 11 after 12 years of marriage. Spokesman Gerard Franklin revealed the couple agreed to split after informing Her Majesty and the other members of the royal family last year. They

“They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship. The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one,” the statement read, per CNN. "Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children," it continued.

Though neither of the pair has confirmed the exact reason behind their decision to split, rumors suggested that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have something to do with the shocking divorce. Woman’s Day Australia reported that the Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly breakup was inspired by the controversial ‘Megxit.’

“Autumn is Canadian and couldn’t stand palace life either. She saw that Meghan was getting out and wanted that life, too,” a source told the entertainment news publication. “In a way, Meghan and Harry were an inspiration to her. The more bitter among the Queen’s aides actually blame them,” it went on.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have yet to comment on these allegations. However, with Woman’s Day’s history of writing reports based on the statements of its phony sources, this could just be another unverified claim waiting to be quashed. Hence, avid followers of the Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor’s parents should take these speculations with a huge grain of salt until everything is proven true and correct.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Oct. 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images/Rosa Woods