Valentine Low, who penned Courtiers: The Inside Story of the Palace Power Struggles, told Lorraine Kelly he thinks the Montecito-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex 'can't carry on being that couple complaining about the past' after the release of their Netflix docuseries this week and Prince Harry's memoirs Spare in January


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have to look to the future after the release of their explosive Netflix docuseries this week, and the Duke of Sussex’s memoir release in January, a royal author has claimed. 

Valentine Low, who penned Courtiers: The Inside Story of the Palace Power Struggles, told Lorraine Kelly he thinks the Montecito-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘can’t carry on being that couple complaining about the past.’ 

The royal correspondent also added that the Prince of Wales’ camp is ‘tired’ of Harry and Meghan’s media campaign, and there is ‘absolutely no chance’ of a reconciliation between the two brothers and their wives. 

It comes amid reports that senior family members plan ‘business as usual approach’ amid turmoil over Harry and Meghan documentary.  

 But it has been said that Prince William plans to ‘push back any wild claims’ that may surface in the docuseries. 

Speaking of their upcoming docuseries Harry and Meghan on Netflix later this week, and Harry’s memoirs, Spare, due to be published on January 10, Lorraine Kelly asked the royal expert if the couple would have ‘not much else to throw at the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Valentine Low, who penned Courtiers: The Inside Story of the Palace Power Struggles, told Lorraine Kelly he thinks the Montecito-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex 'can't carry on being that couple complaining about the past' after the release of their Netflix docuseries this week and Prince Harry's memoirs Spare in January

Valentine Low, who penned Courtiers: The Inside Story of the Palace Power Struggles, told Lorraine Kelly he thinks the Montecito-based Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘can’t carry on being that couple complaining about the past’ after the release of their Netflix docuseries this week and Prince Harry’s memoirs Spare in January 

The royal correspondent also added that the Prince of Wales' camp is 'tired' of Harry and Meghan's projects and wishes, and there is 'absolutely no chance' of a reconciliation between the two brothers and their wives. The Prince and Princess of Wales at the The Earthshot Prize 2022 at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Friday in Boston

The royal correspondent also added that the Prince of Wales’ camp is ‘tired’ of Harry and Meghan’s projects and wishes, and there is ‘absolutely no chance’ of a reconciliation between the two brothers and their wives. The Prince and Princess of Wales at the The Earthshot Prize 2022 at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Friday in Boston 

‘You would have thought but maybe after the series and after the book as well, they’ll be done and move on,’ Valentine Low replied. 

‘That’s the important thing, they can’t carry on being this couple who keep complaining about the past.

‘They got to look to the future, they got to define themselves and how they are in the future,’ the expert added. 

‘Once they got this out of their system, perhaps we will hear less from them on that front and we’ll hear some more contributions from them.’  

Speaking on Lorraine, Low said the public could expect more 'positive contributions' from the parents-of-two, but added that 'up until now, their resentment has been deep-welled'

Speaking on Lorraine, Low said the public could expect more ‘positive contributions’ from the parents-of-two, but added that ‘up until now, their resentment has been deep-welled’

Throughout the royal households there is a sense of 'here we go again' over the couple's new Netflix bombshell 'docuseries' which launches on Thursday

Throughout the royal households there is a sense of ‘here we go again’ over the couple’s new Netflix bombshell ‘docuseries’ which launches on Thursday. Pictured: a romantic snap from the trailer for the new documentary

He added that Meghan did not discuss the royal family or past events in her recent interviews with Vanity Fair and The Cut, which could be signalling a ‘change of strategy’ from the Sussex to ‘concentrate on positive messages.’

‘Who knows. Until now, their bitterness and resentment have been deep-welled, on which they’ve continued to draw,’ he added. 

He said the public could expect more ‘positive contributions’ from the parents-of-two, but added that ‘up until now, their bitterness and resentment have been deep-welled.’ 

As Lorraine said there seemed to be no chance of the Sussexes and Wales’ building bridges, the royal expert added:  ‘At the moment there’s absolutely no chance of reconciliation between the two couples.

‘It was very noticeable that when the Netflix trailer dropped when William and Kate were in Boston, the mood within William’s camp, as far as I could tell, was not one of anger, it was more weary resignation, “here we go again” and almost of bemusement,’ he claimed. 

There is hope among the family that the 'Sussex squall' will blow itself out by the time the series ends and Harry's upcoming memoir is published in January

Pictured: Harry's upcoming memoir Spare

There is hope among the family that the ‘Sussex squall’ will blow itself out by the time the series ends and Harry’s upcoming memoir is published in January

‘I think they’re used to it now, they’re tired of it, and they just wish that it would all stop,’ he went on. 

The expert explained that Prince William in particular is a ‘very cautious individual, but won’t let claims against him family go unchecked. 

‘He doesn’t want to inflame things,’ and added that the royal has ‘always told his team not to engage in tit-for-tat briefings. 

‘I think he won’t let the worst accusations slide, but I think he will do his best not to feed the flames of what has been a bitter and damaging family dispute,’ he added. 

It comes as the Royal Family has insisted that it will not be ‘blown off course’ by Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary this week.

Contrary to claims that there are behind-the-scenes ‘crisis talks’ and plans to ‘hit back’ at yet another barrage of claims and accusations, senior royals plan a very much ‘business as usual approach’.

‘We are not going to be blown off course by squalls from across the Atlantic,’ a royal source told the Daily Mail witheringly.

The Mail on Sunday reported yesterday how the King and Queen Consort are ‘wearied’ by the constant attacks from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Mail on Sunday reported yesterday how the King (pictured today) and Queen Consort are ‘wearied’ by the constant attacks from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Buckingham Palace sources said that there was ‘mounting frustration and exhaustion’ at the barrage of complaints that Harry and Meghan relentlessly and publicly make about their alleged treatment by members of the Royal Family.

The late Queen famously made clear that ‘recollections may vary’ over many of the couple’s claims – and that view has not changed.

Throughout the royal households there is a sense of ‘here we go again’ over the couple’s new Netflix bombshell ‘docuseries’ which launches on Thursday.

A slick trailer for the six-part series was released last week threatening to reveal further details of family difficulties.

But there is hope among the family that the ‘Sussex squall’ will blow itself out by the time the series ends and Harry’s upcoming memoir is published in January.

‘It’s likely to be a difficult few weeks but really after that what on earth more can they have to say?’ another insider asked.

‘It’s all going to start to become very “end of the pier” show if they are not careful, hawking around the same complaints on talk shows and documentaries.

‘Surely a time will come when even they realise they have got to get on with their lives? The rest of the family certainly want to.’

Indeed the King and the Queen Consort have a busy week ahead with several significant and long-planned engagements. Tomorrow the monarch is in Luton meeting community leaders and voluntary organisations who promote inter-faith harmony, something he has been promoting for 50-plus years.

At Luton Town Hall, he will be reunited with Festus Akinbusoye, Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, who was previously supported by his Prince’s Trust.

 

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