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Mon, 16 Oct, 2017

Is Meghan Markle’s future role causing conflict in the palace?

Is Meghan Markle’s future role causing conflict in the palace?

The renewal of the House of Windsor will likely bring conflict from the younger royals’ aids, according to the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter.

Speaking to Sky News, Arbiter said that planning for a new era of the monarchy as the Queen relinquishes more and more of her duties to the younger royals is likely to lead to clashes.

“I don't think there is a conflict behind the scenes as far as the main players - the royals - are concerned… but there probably is a conflict between the people who are organising them,” he said. 

“There's a tendency for people who join the royal households to get a bit of red carpet fever, feel a bit more important than they should do and don't get on with the job properly.

“So there is a conflict of interest, a personality clash amongst each other, and that is not good.”

Prince Harry stands with girlfriend Meghan Markle during the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto. Picture: AP

Prince Harry stands with girlfriend Meghan Markle during the Invictus Games closing ceremony in Toronto. 

The news comes as Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle hinted that she may be quitting her role in the US TV show Suits.

The 36-year-old American actress is believed to be filming her final scenes on the show that propelled her to fame after telling bosses she was done with the program.

Following more public appearances with Harry, it seems Markle’s ready to become a “full-time royal”.

 “Meghan knows she can’t really act at the same time as being a princess and is happy to make this career sacrifice,” a source told The Daily Star.

“She really enjoys her charity work with UNICEF and will broaden out her charity commitments when she becomes a full-time royal.”

The couple, who have been dating for more than a year, made their first official public appearance together last month at the Invictus Games in Canada.