Prince Charles 'plans' to remove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle even further from the Royal Family

Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin city airport on their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland
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Prince Charles is reportedly keen to "cut the monarchy down" in a move that could see Prince Harry and Meghan removed even further from the Royal Family in the future, a royal biographer has claimed.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made the choice to step back (opens in new tab) as senior members of the Royal Family last year, but it seems that they may be further distanced from the family, sometimes known as The Firm (opens in new tab), in the future.

The Sussexes have confirmed they will not be returning as working royals (opens in new tab) and have instead settled in their new LA home (opens in new tab).

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They seem to be enjoying Californian life and are expecting baby number two (opens in new tab), though Prince Harry could still be king (opens in new tab) one day. Regardless of stepping down they are still members of the family, though it seems the structure of the monarchy as we know it could change in the future.

Speaking on talkRADIO, royal biographer Angela Levin, who has written a biography of Harry, discussed her belief that Charles is ready for “change” and will look to “cut the monarchy down”.

So much so, that some royal relatives will no longer be as integral to the monarchy as they are now - including Harry and Meghan. 

Why could Prince Charles remove Prince Harry and Meghan even further from the Royal Family?

Angela told talkRADIO that, "Prince Charles has wanted for a very long time to cut the monarchy down to save costs and to make people be worth the money that they got from the taxpayer.

"I imagine that that might be when Harry and Meghan are ditched from being members of the Royal Family,” she added. "I think the outer edge, which the Queen has wanted to keep together for a very long time for sentimental reasons, which at her age she didn't really particularly want change which is understandable.

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"But he wants to change and I think he will do that," Angela went on to claim. 

Currently there are multiple working members of the Royal Family, but if Angela’s predictions turn out to be true, this number may well be reduced.

Whilst the claim that Prince Harry and Meghan will be “ditched” certainly suggests a difficult time lies ahead for the Prince of Wales and his youngest son. 

What is Prince Harry’s relationship with the Royal Family?

Harry recently arrived in the UK to attend Prince Philip’s funeral (opens in new tab) on April 17, before returning to America (opens in new tab) ahead of the Queen’s 95th birthday. This was the first time he had seen his family in person since his and Meghan’s shocking Oprah interview (opens in new tab) aired. In the aftermath of this "tell-all" conversation, rumours have circulated about growing distance between Harry and his family. 

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Meanwhile, it’s recently been reported that the Royal Family have been warned to “suspend talks” with Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) over concerns about information leaks. 

The future of the couple’s relationship with the Royal Family remains uncertain.

However, it's thought Harry will reunite with Prince William later this year for the unveiling of a memorial statue to Princess Diana. 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.