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Princess Anne Predicts Meghan Markle’s ‘Short Shelf Life’ In Royal Family

Royal family news reveals Princess Anne living up to her reputation for her dedication to her family and country. But the late Queen Elizabeth’s only daughter also has become known for saying exactly what she thinks.

And when it comes to Meghan Markle, Anne didn’t hold back. Keep reading to learn how the princess predicted Meghan’s short-lived tenure in the royal family as well as the wise advice Anne gave to Meghan.

Princess Anne – Predicts Meghan Markle’s ‘Short Shelf-Life’

As Meghan Markle walked solemnly down the wedding aisle to tie the knot with Prince Harry, Princess Anne analyzed the situation.

And amid that life-changing year of 2018 for Meghan and Harry, Anne, 73, predicted that the Suits TV show star, 42,  wouldn’t last long as a working member of the royal family, according to the Post.

Princess Anne Predicts Meghan Markle’s ‘Short Shelf Life’ In Royal Family

Famed as a strong woman who doesn’t tolerate nonsense, the only daughter of the late Queen Elizabeth became suspicious about Meghan’s longevity amid her wedding. And Anne predicted that Harry’s new wife would experience a “short shelf-life” as a working member of the royal family. 

But it took just two years for Princess Anne’s prediction to prove true. Because in 2020, Meghan and her 39-year-old hubby stepped down as senior members of the royal family. And they fled to the safe seclusion of an upscale California town, Montecito. 

Princess Anne – Tried To Advise Meghan Markle

However, royal expert Neil Sean shared his insights into what happened when Princess Anne and Meghan became acquainted. And Sean revealed, “Anne gave very sage advice to the new royal. This senior royal takes no nonsense, much like her father the late Duke of Edinburgh.”

But the royal expert then compared Princess Anne to Meghan. And he noted, “She [Anne] does endless amounts of engagements. She turns up, does the job and does not seek the limelight. Princess Anne reiterated this mantra.”

And while Meghan sets up paparazzi opportunities and publicizes her every move, Anne views her royal work as an important “job.” As a result, Anne set guidelines, seeking to advise Meghan. “You turn up on time, you do your research, and do the duty.” Those rules sum up Anne’s own dedicated approach to her duties.

Princess Anne – Holds ‘Soft Spot’ For Prince Harry

However, Sean noted that the Duchess of Sussex didn’t mesh with Anne. As a result, the princess believed that Meghan would not last long. But some insiders believe that Anne has held onto her “soft spot” for Harry even after he left his royal duties.

In contrast, royal expert Jennie Bond claimed that Princess Anne feels irate at Harry because of his memoir Spare. And Bond revealed, “I’m sure she is angry at the damage he’s done to the royal reputation because she works so hard. She says what she thinks, she doesn’t pretend anything.”

And true to her authentic self, Anne cautioned against a “slimmed-down” monarchy. That idea “doesn’t sound like a good idea from where I’m standing,” she said. And Anne explained, “My mother was the queen for a very long time. And although you kind of know that this might happen, you don’t really think about it very much — not least of all because the monarchy is about continuity,” she pointed out. “For the rest of us, it’s more a question of, OK, we have to shift the way we support. And that’s what we need to do.”

Tell us what you think. How do you feel about Anne’s analysis of Meghan? And after you share your views, check back on our site for more royal family news.

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  1. Lois says

    I don’t Harry and Megan’s marriage will last. Hsrry wants to be back in London with his father and relatives.

  2. Peggy says

    It has been said that Megan thought Harry had money. She did not want to live is a cottage she wanted to live in a castle. The queen put her in her place. Harry will never be happy in the US. The day will come that Harry will bring his children and come home. He will be welcomed with open arms. Megan just craves the limelight. Princess Anne saw through her as did the rest of the royals. Megan is jealous of Kate and she will never get over that and she will always be a troublemaker in the royal family.

  3. Ruth Smith says

    I am very sorry for Megan and Harry. UK, usa and Canada all wish they would just go away. So what comes next after the money is all gone?? They have no skills

  4. Janeen says

    I don’t think Meghan Markle ever planned to stay in the UK. She wanted to control Harry. The only way she could control Harry was to get him away from his family. Feel sad for him, but he has allowed her to control him.

  5. Diane says

    I think Harry needs to return to his family. Ms M needs to stay in CA. She is an instigator and all about herself. I firmly believe she is the cause of all of the royal problems. Harry needs to return to what he was born into and do whatever he needs to do to put things back to normal. He does not need her for anything. She is trouble with a capitol T.

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