Meghan and Harry's 'bold statement' that will leave Charles and William 'furious'

Meghan and Harry's 'bold statement' that will leave Charles and William 'furious'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have concluded their three-day journey to Nigeria, expressing heartfelt thanks to those they encountered during their visit.

On their official website sussex.com, the Sussexes expressed their appreciation for the warm reception from the Nigerian community, hinting at future engagements that might ruffle feathers within the Royal Family.

Their statement said: "The Duke and Duchess would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all the event organisers, military officials and the whole Nigerian community for their tremendous hospitality and the first of many memorable trips."

Despite the positive reception of Harry and Meghan's Nigerian visit, it has sparked controversy due to their resignation as senior members of 'the Firm' in 2020. A royal commentator has suggested that the trip has caused significant consternation for King Charles and Prince William.

In an exclusive chat with the Mirror, Tom Quinn revealed: "William is absolutely furious and determined to find a way to stop this happening in future. Charles is said to be angrier than anyone has ever seen him."

Quinn highlighted the tensions by noting: "What's really upset the applecart is the fact that the Nigerians treated Meghan and Harry as if they too thought this was an official tour all the signs were there as the couple were greeted with dances, receptions, visits to schools and charities."

The royal author expressed concerns within the Royal Family that Meghan and Harry "would try to pull a fast one", suggesting their trip to Nigeria "has confirmed their worst fears".

Harry and Meghan have made a 'bold statement' after their Nigeria trip, says one expert -Credit:AFP via Getty Images
Harry and Meghan have made a 'bold statement' after their Nigeria trip, says one expert -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

He went on: "It's as if Harry and Meghan have gone rogue their Nigeria trip is a bold statement that they refuse to accept they are no longer working royals.

"William and Charles are scratching their heads and thinking, 'How are we going to control this nightmare situation?'".

Tom added: "Everything you might expect from an official royal visit was there the receptions, the visits to schools and charities, to wounded soldiers and the disabled. Meghan and Harry's speeches and their whole attitude has been designed to give the impression that they are still fully paid-up royals and William and his father King Charles don't like it one bit.

"For Charles and William, it's as if Meghan and Harry are saying, 'We don't need your permission to be working royals we will do it on our own terms whenever and wherever we like'."

Tensions between the Sussexes and the Royal Family are reportedly at an all-time high. It's reported that Harry is still 'processing' the fact that King Charles and Prince William chose not to see him when he returned to London for the 10th anniversary of the Invictus Games - just days before he jetted off to Nigeria.

The King was reportedly "busy" with royal engagements, while William reportedly has no interest in reuniting with his brother following the slew of claims made against his family.

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