She has complained to friends that restrictions placed on her and Harry by the Queen are payback for the Sussexes wanting to quit. Meghan, 38, defended the couple's statement last week after reports that Buckingham Palace had banned them from using the word "royal" in their activities. Sources close to the couple in Britain have not denied the claims, which have come from the United States, where the Sussexes have an office operating separately from Buckingham Palace.
According to a US website, a friend said: "Meghan said that [she and Harry] were left with no choice but to make a public statement. She said if anyone should feel insulted, it should be them. They never intended to capitalise on the word royal, and to insinuate they were somehow abusing their privileges is absurd."
The pal continued: "She said she and Harry will continue to rise above jealousy and pettiness and focus on the good they are creating and on being the best parents to Archie.
"She said she will continue to champion Harry because out of