Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may be "worried" about potentially "being eased out of the royal picture" despite their move to the US and departure from royal duties, an expert has claimed.
The comments come after the couple were "demoted" on the Royal Family website to slots just above Prince Andrew, who continues to face scrutiny over scandals that has seen his royal duties lessen.
The couple's position on the website was changed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Royal biographer Phil Dampier told The Sun: "Harry and Meghan must be worried that they are slowly being eased out of the royal picture.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been 'demoted' on the Royal Family website.Caitlin Ochs
"King Charles seems to be hesitating on whether to grant Prince and Princess titles to Archie and Lilibet
"And the fact that they have been ‘demoted’ on the Palace website is another indicator that they are not seen as working royals."
The couple are now placed below the likes of Princess Alexandra and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester after they elected to depart from frontline royal duties in 2020.
Other non-working royals such as Prince Michael of Kent and his wife have been removed from the website completely.
The amendments to the website comes amid rumours of a "slimmed-down" monarchy being favoured by King Charles III moving forward.
In order to make this possible, the King may remove key family members from The Firm.
Mr Dampier told The Sun: "The King will want to make it clear that they are not working royals and can’t pose as semi-official royals.
"They are relegated to the bottom of the league table with disgraced Prince Andrew and at the moment there is no way of them climbing up it."
It is understood that recent changes to the website were used to reflect the role played by working members of the Royal Family, as opposed to the line of succession.