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When Meghan Markle joined The Firm, she im­me­di­ately set about cham­pi­oning her­self as a fem­i­nist, pi­o­neer­ing the monar­chy into a new fu­ture all about equal­ity for women.

All of that was de­stroyed the moment her new in-law Prince An­drew gave an in­ter­view in which he barely de­fended his friend­ship with pae­dophile Jef­frey Ep­stein, didn’t throw a word of sym­pa­thy to­ward the dead crim­i­nal’s many teenage fe­male vic­tims and laughed off re­ports that he him­self had bed­ded one of the girls more than once.

Woman’s Day un­der­stands that Meghan, 38, who is ab­so­lutely re­pulsed by An­drew, 59, and dis­gusted that her hus­band and son are re­lated to him, has begged Prince Harry to give a statement per­son­ally re­ject­ing his be­lea­guered un­cle, who has been fired from royal du­ties.


“Meghan doesn’t want to be lumped in as a sup­porter of An­drew for the mere fact that she’s stay­ing silent,” says a source.

“She wants Harry to take a stand and pub­licly re­nounce An­drew – know­ing of course that the added bonus of slam­ming him is that it will make the House of Sus­sex look good af­ter months of bad press. An­drew’s con­tro­versy has been a dou­ble-edged sword for Meghan, who’s been knocked off the front pages ev­ery­where. She’s an­noyed about that and wants the spot­light back but in a pos­i­tive way, and can’t think of a bet­ter way to do it than throw­ing An­drew un­der the bus.”

Un­for­tu­nately for Meghan, Harry, 35, doesn’t agree with her bold plan.

“Harry sees the dam­age An­drew has done to his poor grand­mother and gen­tly advised Meghan they should lay low,” says an insider. “Meghan was gob­s­macked. Word is she ac­cused Harry of need­ing to set a far bet­ter ex­am­ple for their son when it comes to do­ing the right thing, which re­ally stung him. Un­til that moment, they’ve been a united force – it’s the clos­est they’ve come to an all-out bar­ney since Archie was born. If I know Harry, he would have walked out in a rage.”

‘Harry advised they should lay low. Meghan was gob­s­macked’

The cou­ple is meant to be en­joy­ing a six-week break – in­clud­ing a re­ported visit to see her mum Do­ria Ragland in LA for Thanks­giv­ing – but their fight has thrown the hol­i­day into jeop­ardy.

“Meghan can’t stand the sight of him and thinks not tak­ing a stand against An­drew is spine­less,” says a source. “The cracks are cer­tainly wi­den­ing in the Sus­sex house­hold, and hopes are fad­ing this ex­tended hol­i­day will save their mar­riage.”

“Harry can’t be­lieve Meghan’s pick­ing a row with him,” says an insider. The duchess wants her hus­band to speak out against An­drew.

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