Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were sure to cause a stir within the Royal family when they decided to exit, but it appears a royal rift has now intensified.
The relationship between the Yorks and the Sussexs has been strained ever since Harry and Meghan’s wedding, and in the wake of Megxit it has reached new heights.
“It’s fair to say the relationship is not what it was,” a friend told The Telegraph in the UK.
A rift was sparked when Meghan and Harry chose not to invite Sarah, Duchess of York to their wedding reception.
It then intensified when the pair announced their baby news at Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception, with Prince Harry staying for just one drink before officially announcing the news the next day.
Harry and Meghan further fueled the issues by appearing to single out Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie in their recent statement, making mention of “minor royals”.
While an invitation has been extended to Harry and Meghan to join Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at their wedding on May 29, royal insiders are questioning whether they will attend.
"Of course Harry and Meghan will be invited [to Beatrice’s wedding] but it is up to them whether or not they choose to attend,” another friend said.
“The trouble with Harry and Meghan is that they think they are bigger than the institution.
“It’s such a shame things have turned out like this.”
Megxit has reportedly had an impact on the entire royal family with a friend close to Zara Phillips saying everyone is still shaken by the move.
“The overwhelming feeling is just one of sadness,” the source said.
“She is incredibly fond of Harry and just feels so sad about what has happened. That’s how they all feel.”
Meghan and Harry will officially wrap up their royal duties on March 31.