Harry and Meghan 'ignoring' palace advice, royal expert claims

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the lion king premiere in london

Meghan returned to her roots and got a taste of Hollywood again when she and Prince Harry stepped onto the red carpet and mixed it with A-listers at the London premiere of The Lion King this week.

It was a very public appearance for the couple, after the hush, hush of Archie's christening that saw them heavily criticised from fans and royal experts.

Now one royal expert has revealed he thinks the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appear to be "ignoring" advice from the palace, which has left them "careering from one [PR] disaster to another".

"What are their PR people briefing them, and are they completely ignoring it," the Daily Mirror's Royal Editor Russell Myers asked, while speaking on the podcast Pod Save the Queen.

"My guess is, yes, they are completely ignoring it."

Harry and Meghan are both 'headstrong'

Russell said both Harry and Meghan are 'headstrong' people and have decided this is the way they want to do things for the sake of their child.

But he added that sources close to the Sussexes confirmed the pair "just don't take advice".

British people turned against the couple when it was revealed they spent over two million taxpayer pounds on renovations of their new family home Frogmore house.

But it's a property that can only be seen from afar and photos of what their money was spent on will likely never be public. And while they did a photo call to introduce the world to their son Archie after he was born, their decision to have a private christening also fuelled backlash.

The only glimpse the public has been given into their lives are a series of stylised and posed photos released after the fact - many in black and white - a trend slammed by many royal commentators. And the occasional royal appearance.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet Beyonce and Jay-Z at the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The duchess wore a black dress and heels with her hair swept up.
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Beyoncé Greets Meghan Markle With a Hug at The Lion King's London Premiere: "My Princess"
The duchess wore a black dress and heels with her hair swept up.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Jay-z and Beyonce attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z wait in line to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Florence Kasumba attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The duchess wore a black dress and heels with her hair swept up.
Seth Rogen (left) and Billy Eichner attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Pharrell Williams attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Rochelle Humes attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Tess Daly attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Sir Tim Rice attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Hans Zimmer and Zoe Zimmer attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Elton John attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Guy Ritchie, Jacqui Ritchie and family attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Elton John and David Furnish attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Nicola Adams and partner attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Alexandra Burke poses for a photograph with a fan during Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Virgil van Dijk and partner attend the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Alexandra Burke attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Kaz Crossley attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Vin Diesel attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Ryan Thomas and Lucy Mecklenburgh attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Tess Daly attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Sam Faiers attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Maya Jama attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Louise Redknapp attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Jon Favreau attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Lebo M attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Laura Whitmore attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Billy Eichner attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
Labrinth attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Nathalie Emmanuel attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Myleene Klass attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Florence Kasumba attends the European Premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Florence Kasumba attending Disney's The Lion King European Premiere held in Leicester Square, London.
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A different royal

Meghan was always going to be an 'out-of-the ordinary' addition to the royal family - she's a Hollywood celebrity and an outspoken activist - so conforming to the strict rules, regulations, and royal traditions was always going to be difficult.

Journalist Andrew Morton defended Meghan for choosing to do things by her own rules, but warned that she may have "gone nuclear" too soon.

"I think she's taking a leaf out of Diana's Playbook," Morton, who first spoke to Princess Diana to share her story in 1991, told News.com.au. "But I think she's gone nuclear too early."

Morton said Meghan has surrounded herself with friends who will speak out on her behalf, unlike Prince Harry's pals, who keep quiet.

"She's a new player and she's been quick out the starting box. Megan's A-list celebrity friends, the court of Meghan, is a very voluble court and they're very powerful," he says.

Just think back to the Royal Wedding in May last year. From Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Amal and George Clooney, and her colleagues from Suits. She's got an A-list squad behind her.

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The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex during the women's singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex with Pippa Matthews during the women's singles final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets junior players and staff ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
The Duchess of Sussex arrives on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.
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Meghan on the struggles of royal life

Meghan herself appeared to admit this week that royal life was indeed a bit of a struggle.

She was overheard telling singer Pharrell Williams at the Lion King premiere in London that "they don't make it easy".

"So happy for your union. Love is amazing. It's wonderful," Pharrell said to the couple.

"Don't ever take that for granted but what it means in today's climate, I just wanted to tell you it's so significant for so many of us. Seriously. We cheer you guys on."

Meghan looked humbled by Pharrell's words and replied by saying: "Thank you, they don't make it easy."

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