New Sussex photo is a f–k you to the royal family: expert

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The Battle of the Portraits.

Biographer Tom Bower — who wrote “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors” — told Page Six in an exclusive interview that he “absolutely” believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex released their most recent portraits to humiliate the royal family.

“It was all about, we’re back now on course to build Brand Meghan and the book, the Netflix series, the podcast,” he told us. “Everything is money. And to their advantage, they were in the public eye for seven days during the funeral or more, every day they were filmed.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle allegedly meant to humiliate the royal family with their new portraits.

(C) Misan Harriman

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle allegedly meant to humiliate the royal family with their new portraits.

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Bower further compared it to their appearances months earlier during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations where the couple was barely seen.

“They were shuffled off to a window upstairs and hardly seen,” he said contrasting it to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, where “they were center stage.”

“You know, she has really got one interest,” Bower added, “and that’s Meghan and the casualties are the royal family and as far as she’s concerned, that’s terrific.”

On Monday, photographer Misan Harriman released two photos taken during Markle and Harry’s trip to the United Kingdom right before the Queen’s passing on Sept. 8. In one photo, the couple stood close as they held hands moments before the opening of the @OneYoungWorld.

In this handout image issued by Buckingham Palace, Camilla, Queen Consort, King Charles III, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales pose for a photo ahead of their Majesties the King and the Queen Consort’s reception for Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests at Buckingham Palace on September 18, 2022 in London, England.
Just two days before, the palace released a new portrait of King Charles III, the Queen Consort, Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Their snaps came two days after the Palace released a portrait of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla Parker-Bowles, alongside the heir to the throne, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.

The remarkably relaxed portrait was taken ahead of the giant reception the Palace held for Heads of State and Official Overseas Guests on Sept. 18 before the Queen’s funeral and is clearly meant to symbolize the continuation of the monarchy.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales look at floral tributes laid by members of the public on the Long walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England.
The outed couple had been centered stage during the Queen’s funneral.
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Markle and Harry tied the knot in 2018 and resigned from their royal duties less than two years later amid claims that the former actress and their children were racially profiled.

They eventually moved to California, where they reside with their two kids: Archie, 3, and 1-year-old Lilibet.


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