THE FIGHT THAT ENDED IT ALL!
HARRY & MEGHAN DIVORCE!
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.
MAKING A STAND
“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.