Following Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the royal family, a top royal insider has claimed that both parties were “crushed.” In fact, the insider said that to say they were “crushed” by the response was an “understatement.”
Omid Scobie, Bazaar’s royal editor and a journalist close to the formerly royal couple, claimed that the way they were treated by the family as they announced their intention to leave was “cruel,” and wholly unnecessary. He argued that the fact nobody even stood up for them was a big blow emotionally.
According to Scobe, the loss of Harry’s military honors, and Meghan’s tears at the public’s response, made it a devastating blow, but they’ll get through it in the end.
As most know, Harry was in the British Army for a decade, and also served two tours in Afghanistan, becoming a captain and later going on to create Invictus Games, an event dedicated to raising money for wounded soldiers.
Followers of the British royal family know that Meghan’s entrance into the royal family wasn’t exactly acclaimed by the British press or social media users, a fact Scobie referenced in his statement regarding Meghan and Harry’s feelings toward their exit.
Scobie, while defending the couple, claimed that the British press made it seem as though they were just greedy and wanted the whole world at their fingertips. The reality, he argued, was that they were simply left no other option but to fend for themselves and seek financial independence.
According to Page Six, Scobie was with Harry and Meghan during their last royal engagements in the United Kingdom, including their appearence at the Mountbatten Festival of Music. It was a tough moment for Harry, Scobie explained, because it was the last time the ex-Prince would ever be able to wear his Captain-General of the Royal Marines uniform.
Harry’s departure from the family, consequently, resulted in his loss of prestige and honor within the British Army, at least in terms of accolades and official recognition. Regardless, it’s going to take him a long time to get over it, Scobie added.