KEY POINTS

  • Meghan Markle did not join crisis talks
  • Queen Eilzabeth II might strip Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of royal titles
  • Queen did not involve Kate and Camilla in crisis talks

Meghan Markle did not join the crisis talks with Queen Elizabeth II for a reason.

On Monday, the Queen called Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry for a four-way meeting following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcement that they are quitting their royal roles. Markle was expected to join through a call, but she didn’t.

A royal source told CNN that the duchess did not dial into the crisis meeting. In the end, the royals decided to push with the meeting without her because they realized that it was not necessary for her to join the discussion.

However, there were claims that Markle did not join because she was “barred” from the meeting to avoid it from being recorded. The Palace denied those claims. Meanwhile, Markle reportedly just relied on her husband Prince Harry to present their case for a new independent life.

Just like Markle, Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles were not part of the Sandringham showdown despite being the wives of the future kings. According to People, the monarch didn’t involve the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall because the crisis talks were limited to the heads of each family and those born into the British royal family.

While the royals were holding the meeting, Middleton was spotted driving from her and Prince William’s home in London. It was believed that she went out and about for a school run. The Cambridges’ children Prince George and Princess Charlotte are currently attending Thomas’s Battersea in London. 

The Queen expressed her support for the Sussexes’ plans. However, there are rumors that she might strip them of their royal titles. The monarch released a rare personal statement after the crisis talks and eagle-eyed royal fans noticed that she mentioned Prince Harry and Markle’s names several times but didn’t use their royal titles. 

Princess Diana’s former private secretary Patrick Jephson believes that it’s best for the couple to renounce their royal titles. According to him, the monarchy will face corruption allegations if Prince Harry and Markle will step down from their roles but keep their royal privileges because they are using the public office to make private wealth.

Several English tabloids have rounded on Harry and Meghan, arguing they forced Queen Elizabeth into an impossible position Several English tabloids have rounded on Harry and Meghan, arguing they forced Queen Elizabeth into an impossible position Photo: AFP / Tolga AKMEN