Palace lot calmer without Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, says source: 'They never understood how things worked'
This comes as Prince Charles is preparing a comprehensive plan of how things will work going forward
The royal family just put an end to the official royal mourning period for Prince Philip's death and now it is back to work. As Prince Charles puts together plans for how the royal family is expected to work going forward, an insider reveals that things are "much calmer" now with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry not there.
The couple's exit from the royal life last year in March was the topic of much scrutiny and was the first in a long line of controversial actions taken by them. But the latest reports reveal that life at the palace has been "much calmer" since then.
Since the sacking of Prince Andrew over his relationship with Jeffery Epstein and Meghan and Harry's exit, the Queen doesn't have a lot of working royals. Now, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex are reportedly stepping up to help out.
According to the latest reports coming from across the pond, Prince Charles is currently working out the logistics of how things will look going forward. He now has the job of carving up future engagements, projects and royal tours. Steps are being taken to ensure that the family can fully support the Queen. They have scheduled a meeting to figure out the future business of the monarchy and to design tailor-made roles for the seven senior members of 'the firm'.
According to the latest reports, this will include collaboration and support for one another from the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne and the Earl and Countess of Wessex. But regardless of this smaller royal team, a source has reportedly said that things are "calmer" without Meghan and Harry.
Reportedly claiming that Harry and Meghan made things difficult for themselves, a source said, "One of the main issues with Harry and Meghan, when they were part of the working family, was their inability to understand how things worked. It’s been a lot simpler without them kicking off over why they couldn’t just do what they wanted."
“Things are a lot calmer.”
Sophie Wessex is stepping up
And in light of recent events, Sophie Wessex, who has been described as the royal family's "secret weapon", will reportedly be taking on an increasingly public role going forward.
She married Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son Edward in 1999 and has apparently been very close to the Queen. Sophie Wessex is said to have been a "tremendous support" to the Queen in the past 12 months.
"Her work does not regularly receive the kind of media attention that the younger royals command, but Sophie, now 55, has become a stalwart member of the "firm", royal journalist and author Victoria Murphy has reportedly written, adding, "The spotlight on Sophie has intensified in the vacuum left as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle step back."
Her 17-year-old daughter Lady Louise Windsor was close to Prince Philip and also shared his love of carriage driving and ponies. It had been reported that following his death, she was most likely going to inherit them.