Meghan Markle married Prince Harry with ‘no intention’ of living in the UK, a royal photographer has claimed.
London-based veteran royal photographer Arthur Edwards, 79, said that staying in the UK was not in Meghan Markle’s ‘plans’ – despite spending £2.4million of taxpayers’ money to refurbish Frogmore Cottage.
He also claimed that Prince Harry, 35, reportedly went ‘completely sour’ following his union with the Duchess of Sussex, 38.
Speaking on TalkRadio, he explained: ‘All that house refurbishment at Frogmore and the money that they spent on that, she had no intention of staying here.
Meghan Markle married Prince Harry with ‘no intention’ of living in the UK, royal photographer Arthur Edwards has claimed. Pictured, leaving St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding on 19 May 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London
Arthur – who has been photographing the Duke of Sussex since the day he was born – also described seeing a change in Prince Harry’s behaviour towards the media.
‘Unfortunately for the last couple of years, he has gone completely sour,’ he said. ‘He didn’t talk to me for a year. I’ve been photographing him since he was born, and it was down to her.’
He went on to explain how the media requested to organise a meeting with the Duchess on three occasions – but it never happened.
‘I think the moment she married Harry it was ‘”right, let’s get out of here as quick as we can,” he added. ‘I mean, it was ridiculous.’
The royal pair headed to LA at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – where they have since been staying with son Archie at Tyler Perry’s $18million Beverly Hills mansion.
But the photographer claims the way in which Meghan changed clothes and went straight to Heathrow Airport to fly to Los Angeles suggests she ‘had no intention of staying in the UK.’
Pictured, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town
He added: ‘It’s not in her plans and she is dragging Harry along and unfortunately, he’s gone along with it.’
It comes just days after the photographer claimed Prince Harry’s criticism of the Commonwealth shows he has ‘lost the plot’ and ‘should stop listening to his wife.’
Earlier this week the Duke of Sussex, faced criticism after he appeared to take a swipe at the British Empire by saying the history of the Commonwealth ‘must be acknowledged’, even if it’s ‘uncomfortable’.
Harry made the comment as he joined wife Meghan Markle, 38, for a video call from their Los Angeles home with young leaders from the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust last week that was made public on Monday.
As part of the discussion on ‘justice and equal rights’, Harry said the Commonwealth – of which his grandmother is head – needs to follow others who have ‘acknowledged the past’ and are ‘trying to right their wrongs’, and also admitted to having his own ‘unconscious bias’.
Writing in The Sun, Arthur observed: ‘Prince Harry is entitled to his views. But in criticising the Commonwealth – the organisation closest to his grandmother’s heart – he has simply lost the plot.’