A SECRET plan is under way for royal officials to have more control over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, it has been claimed.
A royal biographer has said staff are keeping a close eye on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they settle down with baby Archie.
The couple recently moved from Kensington Palace to quiet Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle in a step out of the limelight.
They also set up their own court at Buckingham Palace in another move to separate themselves from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s household.
And they have also been holding royal engagements at the same time as Prince Charles and Camilla – which is said to be frowned upon.
But Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levin has claimed officials are now trying to take more control “so you don’t get an Independent State of Frogmore”.
It is claimed “changes are being made behind the scenes to bring The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in line with the other members of the family”.
And it is reported the Sussexes’ new household at Buckingham Palace is actually about having tighter control over the couple.
Angela, who has interviewed Harry in the past during her time as a royal reporter, told the Daily Mail: “The intention is to ensure what they do is co-ordinated with the rest of the household so you don’t get an Independent State of Frogmore.
“The Royal Family is a very hierarchical organisation. It’s the Queen, Prince Charles, the Cambridges, the Sussexes – in that order.
“As the fourth household you have to respect that chain of command.”
It is also reported that, as part of the plan, the Sussexes’ diary will be placed under more scrutiny, with the couple’s new communications director answering directly to the Queen’s communications secretary.
Meghan has long been dubbed “Duchess difficult” due to claims she is determined to do things her own way – at odds with how the palace is usually run.
But a source, warning Meghan, told the Mail that her life will “become difficult” if she doesn’t accept the changes.
Making comparisons with Princess Diana, the source said: “The life of the Duchess of Sussex could be made very difficult and awkward if she doesn’t conform. Harry will have recognised this.”
Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by Daily Star Online.