Meghan Markle’s future role in the monarchy is reportedly causing ‘conflict’ behind the scenes, according to a royal insider.
The Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter told Sky News that planning for a new era of the monarchy with the younger royals at the helm as the Queen eases her workload is leading to clashes.
‘I don’t think there is a conflict behind the scenes as far as the main players – the royals – are concerned… but there probably is a conflict between the people who are organising them,’ he said.
‘There’s a tendency for people who join the royal households to get a bit of red carpet fever, feel a bit more important than they should do and don’t get on with the job properly.
‘So there is a conflict of interest, a personality clash amongst each other, and that is not good.’
His statement comes amid rumours that staff are already preparing for an announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan’s engagement.
Reports suggest that Harry is already engaged to his actress girlfriend and is enjoying the news with family before making an official announcement
The happy couple – who have been dating just over a year – have reportedly already taken their relationship to the next level but the flame-haired prince doesn’t want to tell the world about their happy news until he’s celebrated with his relatives first.
According to Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former press secretary planning for the future of the monarchy is leading to clashes
And, once they have decided to share the news, the 36-year-old star will move from her home in Toronto, Canada, to Harry’s home in Kensington Palace in London.
The insider added: ‘She’ll relocate to London for sure. There, she’ll be on hand to help plan a detailed media rollout.
‘They will most likely hold a small photo call at Kensington Palace, with just one photographer and journalist invited. On the same day, they’ll do a TV interview that will be syndicated around the world.’
The couple gave the biggest hint yet that an engagement announcement is imminent when they made their first official public appearance together at the Invictus Games in Toronto at the end of September.
The pair put on a loved-up display, flirting and holding hands as they watched wheelchair tennis.
Within hours of the couple stepping out together bookies Ladbrokes suspended betting on an imminent announcement of an engagement.
Meghan also attended the closing ceremony, bringing along her mother Doria who was seen getting along famously with her potential future son-in-law.