MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry view themselves as “royal disrupters” and regard their role as similar to the tech innovators who have challenged the established heavyweights of the corporate world, insiders claim.
It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the bombshell announcement they were quitting as senior royals.
It is understood Harry and Meghan had just begun talks with the Queen and Charles about their future roles when they made their decision to go public. It has left the Queen “deeply upset” and Charles and William “incandescent with rage”.
Sources close to Harry and Meghan said they were keen to forge a new model for the monarchy.
An insider told the Evening Standard: “It’s been clear this set up hasn’t been working for them and they’re keen to craft a new model.”
Meanwhile insiders claim the pair believe their “superstar” power is only “rolled out” by the royals when it suits them, The Daily Mail reported.
The couple also think it’s quickly “constrained” by the family because so many of them are “jealous” of their popularity.
Pals have claimed the Sussexes felt “unwelcome” in the family and were sidelined as the monarchy moved towards a future focused on Prince William and Prince Charles.
In their extraordinary announcement on Wednesday night, the royal couple said they wanted to step down as “senior” royals and divide their lives between Britain and north America.
In their statement, the royal couple said they wished to become financially independent.
Meghan, 38, yesterday returned to Canada, where they spent a six-week Christmas break with their baby son Archie, but it’s understood that Harry, 35, is still in the UK.
A Buckingham Palace source said the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge have asked aides to work “at pace” with governments and the Sussex Household to find a solution to the couple’s plans.
Last year a pal of the royal couple spoke to CNN saying Prince Harry and Meghan had “single-handedly modernised” the British monarchy.
The insider said the palace is “full of people afraid of and inexperienced at how to best help and harness and deploy the value of the royal couple.”
In a statement on Wednesday, Buckingham Palace said: “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”