According to a royal biographer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be completely “ditched” from the royal family as part of a cost-cutting overhaul.
“Prince Charles has tried to cut the empire down for a very long time in order to save money and make people worth the money that they get from the taxpayer,” biographer Angela Levin told Britain’s TalkRadio.
“I imagine that would be the time when Harry and Meghan are kicked out of the royal family,” she predicted.
Queen Elizabeth II has so far avoided scaling back the monarchy’s “outer edge” “for sentimental purposes,” according to Levin, whose most recent book is “Harry: A Biography of a Prince.”
However, Harry’s father, the 72-year-old heir to the throne, Charles, “wants to improve and I believe he will,” she said.
According to DailyMail, other members of “the Firm” would likely be reduced to only Charles and Camilla, as well as Prince William and his family, wife Catherine, and their children George, Louis, and Charlotte.
Other royals may be forced to work for a living while losing their titles and patronages, according to the outlet.
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California, they stepped down as senior royals, but they retained their titles as Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Many royal observers believe the schism between the Sussexes will never be fully resolved because the majority of the royal family no longer trusts the jet-setting California couple.
Other royals worry that any conversations they have with him now would “immediately leak” or be used against them, according to royal commentator Phil Dampier.
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