Omid Scobie told the BBC’s new “Harry, Meghan and the Media” podcast that the soaring popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have ruffled feathers among the different household staff, as well as between other family members, all vying to get their name in the spotlight.
The Finding Freedom author said how Meghan Markle and Prince Harry found themselves in a situation where they were the “most written about, talked about and celebrated” members of the Royal Family.
But he stressed how the popularity the pair enjoyed “for such a long time” during their tenure as full-time royals “would have no doubt been threatening to others within the institution”.
The royal expert stressed that the pair’s popularity among Britons following their marriage and subsequent royal appearances would have caused a ruckus across the royal households, away from their own Kensington Palace team.
Division of Royal Family members by their household and their respective teams, Mr Scobie explained, breeds an atmosphere of competition between both family members and other household staff, and this was the root of the problem.
He explained: “You have to remember this isn’t just one big family, one big household working together…
“This is separate households.”
Central to this is the aides that work for each senior member of the royal family who Mr Scobie stressed make it a…