Harry and Meghan were right to escape toxicity of royal life, expert claims

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were right to leave the country and "escape the toxicity of royal life", a royal expert has suggested.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they would be stepping back from senior royal duties on January 8, 2020.

Since their departure from working royals, Harry and Meghan left the UK to become California residents last year.

It was reported that the couple purchased a home in Santa Barbara in July 2020.

Gertrude Daly, who runs the Gert's Royal podcast, has suggested that the couple "were right to escape the toxicity of royal life if they couldn't handle it."

The commentator claims, however, that they didn't agree with all of their decisions on how they made the move – especially in the fall out of the relationship between Harry and his brother Prince William.

Daly previously told the Daily Star: "But I’m not sure I agree with how they did it and all of their decisions since then.

"There needs to be a healthy balance between protecting oneself and ones family, and protecting the monarchy."

The expert added: "The Monarchy needs to learn that their extended family is not expendable and should not have to always put the Monarchy before themselves."

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Speaking on the brother's relationship, the commentator previously explained how the brothers' priorities were "different and at odds".

She added that she believed their relationship "will always be rocky".

"Harry is angry, he and his family were not protected more, and that he wasn't treated the same as William. And William is angry that Harry has hurt the Monarchy," Daly said.

"Among the other European Monarchies we have seen similar tensions between the heir and spare siblings.

"The Heir is protected and favoured and the Spare is more expendable. And we have seen the same thing throughout British History with Prince Charles and his siblings, and the Queen and Princess Margaret."

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