Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘bring out the worst in each other’, a royal biographer has claimed.
Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince in 2018, said the Duchess of Sussex, 38, is a ‘mega-watt attention grabber with the eyes of the world on her’ while the Duke, 35, has ‘faded in her shadow.’
Writing in The Telegraph, she said the Duchess had proved herself not to be a ‘team player’ but ‘a fiercely ambitious woman who wants to be number one.’
Meanwhile she added that Prince Harry has transformed from ‘charismatic and accessible’ to ‘a nervy, tense man who seems constantly on edge.’
Angela explained how the Duchess had proved herself not to be a ‘team player’ during her time in the royal family, instead saying she ‘seemingly finds it difficult to compromise.’
She went on to say that that the Duchess maybe someone who will always ‘zoom in on the negative’ unless ‘everything and everyone around her’ is going her way.
Meanwhile the royal expert commented the Duke had always been the perfect combination of ‘royal stardust’ and ‘accessible everyman’ before meeting Meghan.
But Angela added that the ‘warm young man’ had changed recently as the ‘dark side’ of the royal appeared to had ‘enveloped’ him.
The royal expert commented that all of the negativity and ‘double downing on the bad stuff’ had ‘engulfed’ Prince Harry.
Angela’s comments as it emerged Harry and Meghan will never resume official roles following the bombshell biography laying bare their rift with the Royal Family.
The book has ‘torpedoed’ any chance of creating a new position with the help of the Queen and senior royals when their ‘trial period’ in the US ends, sources believe.
The book, which reveals their soured relationship with the monarchy in excruciating detail, is likely to scupper any hopes of renegotiating their royal duties when ‘Megxit’ is reviewed.
The revelations will also harm efforts to repair their rift with Harry’s brother William and sister-in-law Kate, it is feared.
A royal household source said: ‘The door will always be open to them as much-loved members of the family.
‘But it’s hard to see how they can now salvage the new role they wanted as “hybrid” royals, running commercial careers alongside royal duties from the US.’
Another source told the Mail: ‘The review period has not yet been discussed but it doesn’t seem if there is any way of going back now.
‘Some very private family matters have now been aired in public. That will be hurtful.’
Multiple sources believe the way the couple have conducted themselves in Los Angeles – such as borrowing a glitzy £14.5million Beverly Hills mansion – and now the bombshell book have put an end to any hope of their returning, in a working role at least.
One senior figure added: ‘Given the state of the world this just seems so ill-timed. The Sussexes need to move on.’
Royal insiders believe the ‘bitterness’ and ‘score settling’ that characterise the book make a mockery of the Queen’s warm words when she gave them her blessing to seek a new life in North America, but deliberately ‘left the door ajar’ by saying they would review arrangements in January next year.