The Duke of Edinburgh is far from impressed by his grandson’s wife.
Royal experts have weighed in on Prince Philip’s opinion of Meghan Markle, saying he can’t understand why she refuses to support the Monarchy.
Giving up his own Naval career to support his wife when she became Queen in 1952, the 99-year-old believes Meghan should be leaving her acting career behind to support her husband.
“I think he's very, very disappointed because I think he feels he gave up his naval career in order to stand by the Queen and help the monarchy,” Royal biographer Ingrid Seward explains.
“And why can't Meghan just give up her acting career, support her husband and support the monarchy?
“As he used to say to Diana, this is not a popularity contest, this is all of us working together.”
Since Prince Harry and Meghan left the Monarchy Prince Philip has struggled to understand why Meghan refuses to support Prince Harry.
It’s said to be one of the reasons he chose not to take part in the Sandringham Summit or discussing his grandson’s future.
“Of course, it irritates him hugely. And when they had the Sandringham Summit, Prince Philip was seen leaving the house very swiftly before they all arrived,” Ingrid continued.
“He simply doesn't want to get involved anymore.”
Prince Harry and Meghan's exit from royal life is said to have left the Duke feeling ‘deeply hurt’ by their swift exit.
The historical move by the pair to step down as senior members of the royal family and start an independent life, has left not only the Queen but The Duke ‘furious’.
“To say that the Duke feels let down would be a considerable understatement. He is deeply hurt,” a source revealed earlier this year.
“He spends much of his time now confined to his cottage at Sandringham. But he was spitting blood when aides informed him what had happened.
“He has left the Queen in absolutely no doubt about how he feels. Philip has accused Harry and Meghan of lacking respect and he is weary of their behaviour.”
Part of his hurt is from feeling very protective over the Queen who was left very upset by Meghan and Harry’s decision.
“They did not spend Christmas with the family — which he and the Queen accepted — and now this. His primary concern is the impact this is having on the Queen,” the source continued.
“A lot of Philip’s anger comes from seeing Her Majesty upset.”
When Meghan and Harry first fled royal life, they originally shunned the spotlight.
However, after moving from Canada to the US they’ve since signed a multi-million-dollar movie and TV deal with Netflix and Meghan has even made an appearance on a US reality show.
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