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The real reason for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's move to the U.S. has been revealed

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have decided to give up their duties as senior members of the royal family and move to the United States after Queen Elizabeth II's televised speech in December 2019. This was reported by the Daily Mirror.

The real reason for the move is revealed in the book "Brothers and Wives: Secrets of the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan," which comes out November 30. Its author, Christopher Anderson, claims that Harry and Meghan were outraged by the selection of photos on the queen's desk. There were shots of the late King George VI and Princes Charles, William, and Philip, but no pictures of Harry, his wife, and son.

Anderson quotes an anonymous palace employee who picked up the pictures. She claims there was originally a photo of Harry and Meghan on the table, but it was removed before airing at Elizabeth's own request. A possible reason for the offensive gesture was the Queen's displeasure with Harry's desire to celebrate Christmas not with her, but with Meghan Markle's mother.

The incident is mentioned in the book "Finding Freedom" by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Duran. "Harry felt that he and Meghan were being sidelined and were no longer a fundamental part of the future of the British monarchy," its authors wrote.

Earlier, a similar suggestion was made by an expert on the British royal family, Russell Myers. In his opinion, the neglect of Elizabeth II was the last straw that pushed them to move. "The absence of a photograph during the Queen's Christmas speech definitely affected them," he claims.

Earlier, palace officials insisted that the photos showed the order of succession to the British throne. Elizabeth II took the throne after George VI's death, and when she dies, the crown will go to her eldest son, Prince Charles. Next in line is Prince William and his children.

As of April 1, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer serving as members of the British royal family. To obtain the right to move to the United States, work, and do business, they had to abandon the appeal "Your Royal Highness", government funding, and the brand Sussex Royal. In September, Harry and Meghan struck a deal with the video service Netflix, returned ВЈ2.4 million spent on repairs to their British residence, and achieved financial independence from the royal family.

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