Queen heartbreak: Queen 'will be devastated' by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry claims

Royal author Phil Dampier said the Queen would feel “desperately betrayed” following the claims in papers which form part of the Duchess of Sussex’s legal action against Associated Newspapers. He said people will ask what more Meghan, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, wanted after the monarch broke with protocol to invite the former actress to Christmas in Sandringham in 2017 before the couple were married and they were given Frogmore Cottage.

Mr Dampier told the Telegraph: “I think the Queen is going to be absolutely devastated by this.

“She’ll cope with it but she will feel desperately betrayed.

“She broke with protocol to invite Meghan to Christmas at Sandringham before they were married, and the couple ended up with a beautiful multi-million pound home in the middle of Windsor Great Park.

“Some will be wondering: what more did they want?”

They officially ended royal duties on March 31.

The couple are now living in Los Angeles, where Meghan was born and raised, with their one-year-old son Archie.

Plans for their careers outside the royal family include their new global charitable body Archewell.

Meghan and Harry are formally winding up their UK foundation Sussex Royal.

But the launch of Archewell has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They have also signed with New York-based Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements.

It is understood they will focus on social issues such as racial justice in keynote speeches and moderated panel discussions.

During the lockdown, Meghan and Harry have taken part in video calls with charities and volunteered by delivering meals in LA and making food with a youth organisation.

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