PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle now have “no way back to official royal duties”, royal sources claim.
It comes after the pair agreed to an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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The couple are set to possibly lose all their royal patronages as it is believed the Queen will ask them give up their links with organisations passed down through the Royal Family, reports the Daily Mail.
If asked by the Queen to relinquish such links, it would see Harry, 36, stripped of his three remaining honorary military titles.
It could potentially even mean he would have to give up his patronages with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League, and the London Marathon.
For Meghan, 39, it would mean stepping down as a patron of the National Theatre, a role she was given in 2019 after being held by the Queen for 45 years.
It is unknown whether the couple would have to forfeit their link with the Commonwealth, but sources suggest they would be forced to give this too, according to the Mail.
One source described the interview to the outlet as “one of the most inevitable and, sadly, predictable consequences” of Megxit.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear on a bombshell 90-minute special to air on US TV next month, it was announced today.
Buckingham Palace would not comment on the couple’s Oprah interview.
An insider said media commitments were a matter for the couple.
But royal sources said as non working members of the Royal Family they are under no obligation to inform the Royal Household of their plans.
The interview titled “Oprah with Meghan and Harry” will air on CBS on March 7.
CBS said in a statement: “Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure.
“Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the US and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family.”
Oprah and Meghan are close pals and neighbours in California.
In December, Meghan reportedly “angered the Palace” by getting Oprah to flog her coffee investment on Instagram, insiders claimed.
Palace insiders told The Mirror that there were “more than a few raised eyebrows” as it emerged that the Duchess of Sussex had invested in the oat-milk latte start-up Clevr Blends.