Queen and Prince Charles found out from TV that Harry and Meghan want to split from royal family

The Duke and Duchess' shocking decision to split from the royal family was made without consulting the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William

                            Queen and Prince Charles found out from TV that Harry and Meghan want to split from royal family
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked everyone with their bombshell announcement that they are quitting from their roles as "senior" royals. Their decision was made without the knowledge and approval of the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William who learned of the news on television.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped the bomb after returning home from a six-week-long break in Canada. According to a senior royal aide, the Queen and her family were "deeply disappointed".

Another senior royal source shared that the royals were "shocked, saddened and downright furious" at the couple.

The Buckingham Palace released a statement that read, "Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."

The Queen and Prince Charles were not aware of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision (Getty Images)

Many sources also made it clear that the announcement was a personal statement and that "members of the family were not consulted on the contents".

One frustrated aide shared, "People had bent over backward for them. They were given the wedding they wanted, the house they wanted, the office they wanted, the money they wanted, the staff they wanted, the tours they wanted and had the backing of their family. What more did they want?"

Another source shared, "It's deeply unfair to the Queen who doesn't deserve to be treated this way. It is a shoddy way to treat her. The family understands that they want to do something different and is perfectly willing to help them. People are just devastated."

According to the Daily Mail, the new parents had "secretly plotted" their decision while they were on break in Canada. 

"The level of deceit has been staggering and everyone from the top of the royal household to the bottom feels like they have been stabbed in the back," an insider revealed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had released a statement announcing that they wanted to "carve out a progressive new role" and "step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family."

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