Harry and Meghan struggling to ‘prove their value without Royal Family’ - Desperate Sussexes bid to return

Harry and Meghan struggling to ‘prove their value without Royal Family’ - Desperate Sussexes bid to return

Mark Dolan speaks with Kinsey Schofield about Harry and Meghan's relationship with the Royal family

Harvey Gough

By Harvey Gough

Published: 20/11/2023

- 16:49

Updated: 21/11/2023

- 13:21

'To buyers... really where their value is, is their connection to the Royal family', said Kinsey Schofield

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship with the Royal Family has come under scrutiny as the pair appear to be attempting to make inroads in terms of their relationship with the royals.

Prince Harry spoke with his father King Charles on a private phone call on the monarch’s birthday.

GB News presenter Mark Dolan spoke with royal and showbiz commentator Kinsey Schofield to get the reaction to the royal news, asking, "Is a peace deal in the offing?”

Schofield added: “I mean, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex desperately wish it was. It's Page Six that's reporting that Harry and Meghan had a turning point conversation with King Charles after that alleged birthday snub.

Reports says Prince Harry spoke with King Charles on the monarch's birthday

GB News

“And the fact that Meghan jumped on the phone too, I think is a big deal. Sources close to The Sussex's told multiple media outlets that the conversation was warm and marked a notable shift in tone.

"In response, Mark, a Palace insider, told Page Six that Harry and Meghan were total hypocrites for not keeping this phone call private, quote. Harry and Meghan fight for privacy when it suits them. And yet the minute Harry gets on the phone to the king, it's in a newspaper.

"One courtier, which I think is interesting, has even suggested that the call never took place, citing the King's packed birthday schedule, his lack of a cell phone, and asking where privacy paranoid Harry and Meghan would send a video of Archie and Lily singing Happy Birthday to the King when he doesn't have a personal iPhone."

Mark responded, “I mean, obviously I like the idea of Harry and Charles speaking again, but I find the idea that he would take Meghan Markle's cause… I take that with a pinch of salt. I'm not sure that I'm convinced he would speak to his daughter-in-law, would he?”


King Charles and Prince HarryPrince Harry attended King Charles's Coronation on his own in May 2023 as his wife Meghan Markle chose to stay in the US with their children.GETTY

Kinsey came back: “OK, here, let me tell you what happened. What we're hearing over on this side is that Harry and Meghan are struggling to prove their value without association to the royal family.

“You know, look at Meghan's Archetypes podcast, where she did try to herself from the royal family. It was Megan talking to Paris Hilton and Mariah and all of these American celebrities that did not do well analytically.

“That's why they lost their Spotify deal. What did blow up, even though it was a year ago, was their Netflix series, where all they did was trash the Royal family.

“So to buyers, to people like Amazon, who might be looking at them for a podcast series. For Netflix. They're looking at them going really where their value is, is their connection to the Royal family. Harry and Meghan need to get back in the good graces of the Royal family.”

Harry and MeghanMeghan and Harry left the Royal Family in 2020PA

Schofield also discussed new bombshell claims from biographer Omid Scobie, about the day of the Queen’s death.

Scobie claims the royal family, including Prince William, ignored Prince Harry on the day of Her Majesty’s death, and that Meghan was not made to feel welcome at Balmoral as the family gathered to mourn.

“This Omid Scobie book is not doing them any favours. And then when they leaked that they had not had an invitation to the King's birthday, they tried to save themselves by telling the BBC there was going to be a phone call.

“This is all a desperate attempt. Harry and Meghan trying to get back in with the royal family because they realise that that's where their value is.”

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