MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry “had their world as their oyster” but “blew it” as Meghan wasn’t happy, says the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter.
Dickie spoke to True Royalty TV’s weekly programme The Royal Beat and said Prince Harry had “accepted his role” until Meghan came along.
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Dickie told host Kate Thornton: “Their [Meghan and Harry’s] world was their oyster and they blew it. They literally blew it, they had everything [but] I don’t think everything was what Meghan wanted.
“Harry was the spare and the Cambridges are the heirs.
“He accepted his role, he was always born to that.
“Until Meghan came along and she could not accept that. She couldn’t accept being in the second row.”
The Sun’s Dan Wootton agreed saying: “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets as Rob Johnson famously said.”
Dickie added that “Harry’s biggest mistake was leaving the army. He should have never left.”
Talking about the reason Meghan and Harry decided to leave the Royal Family, royal expert Katie Nicholl added: “The real reason for them leaving the Royal Family was to become financially independent.
"I think it was to have latitude, to have space, but ultimately it was to make money and that is what they are doing.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals in March, and relocated to California with one-year-old Archie.
They have certainly kept busy, recently signing a £30million deal with Spotify for their own podcast – adding to their £100million Netflix win.
The Archewell Audio podcast, which begins later this month, is the pair’s latest lucrative deal since they split from the Royal Family and vowed to become financially independent.
One insider said: “Meghan was the driving force behind it. The initial multi-year deal is worth in excess of £30million with a view to extending it within six months.”
Spotify says it will “uplift and entertain audiences”.
In today's trailer for the podcast, Harry says: "Shall we start? Ladies first?"
A giggling Meghan replies, telling her husband: "No, say it because I think it sounds really nice with your accent."
The Obamas have signed a similar Spotify deal to Harry and Meghan.
It is not the first time the couple have embraced audio – with Prince Harry editing a Radio 4 episode in 2017.
Meghan also snagged her first post-Royal gig this year, providing the voiceover for a Disney Plus documentary about elephants.
The Suits actress scored the gig after her husband was filmed appearing to tout his wife for voiceover work with Bob Iger, the then Disney chief, at the Lion King premiere.
It comes after Meghan reportedly "angered the Palace" by getting Oprah Winfrey to flog her coffee investment on Instagram, insiders have claimed.
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