Meghan Markle’s shocking court claims about feeling “unprotected” by the royal family could be “disturbing reading” for the Queen, it has been claimed.
The Monarch, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may be “very distressed” by the new information, which have been leaked as the duchess sues a newspaper for breach of copyright after they published her handwritten letter to her father Thomas Markle.
She has made a number of claims about her time in the royal family, including that she felt “unprotected” during her pregnancy.
The Mirror’s royal editor discussed the new development on Good Morning Britain, telling Lorraine it’s “very sad”.
He said: “It is very, very sad. There are a raft of extraordinary headlines this morning.
“These are obviously a part of a lot of claims that Meghan wants to air in public as part of her spectacular fallout with the royals since they’ve left for the US.”
Lorraine goes on to talk about how it seemed bridges were started to be rebuilt, wondering if this was going to destroy that.
Russell said: “I don’t think these are just uncomfortable headlines.
“They are absolutely disturbing reading for the royal family and they will be very distressed.”
He also refers back to the statements the Queen released at the time, saying she was disappointed by Meghan and Harry’s decision to quit – but that she understood.
Russell said: “At the time, and certainly reading back on them no, they are very, very heart-felt.
“The Queen mentions family, how they took Meghan into the heart of the family and how she had been so impressed with her.
“Certainly, these claims that she felt unprotected, especially when pregnant, will be very distressing indeed for the Queen, Charles, Kate and William.”
Meghan’s assertion was made as part of a lawsuit she is bringing against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the owner of The Mail On Sunday newspaper and MailOnline.
The former actress has raised issues with five articles, which included reproduced parts of a handwritten note she had sent to her father in August 2018.
Meghan also insisted her wedding to Prince Harry generated £1billion of tourism revenue for the UK, saying this “far outweighed” the contribution of taxpayers’ money towards crowd security.
In the new documents, Meghan also shines the light on her husband’s cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
She notes that the royal sisters retain their titles while working, while responding to claims made in documents that she was “a member of the royal family and does not undertake paid work”.
Meghan questioned the suggestion by pointing to Beatrice and Eugenie, along with Prince Michael of Kent.
The latter royal runs a consultancy business, while Eugenie worked at an online auction firm before becoming a director at the London art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
Beatrice has worked at venture capital firm Sandbridge and later software company Afiniti, where she is currently employed as the Vice President of Partnerships & Strategy.