Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s clever ploy to avoid ‘royal tour from hell’

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry appeared to come up with a clever tactic to avoid the chaos the Queen faced when she went on a disastrous tour to Morocco, reports have suggested.

PUBLISHED: 17:46, Tue, Sep 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:46, Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Meghan and Harry have set out to define their own roles outside of the Royal Family in the last six months -- after struggling with life behind Palace walls for some time. Their penultimate royal tour, in February 2019, saw the Sussexes travel to Morocco for a brief three-day trip. This was abruptly announced and its purpose seemed unclear to the public, although a spokesperson claimed that it “will build on the close relationship between the UK and Morocco”.

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According to Candian publication Maclean's, royal watchers commented: “It is just so askew, off kilter, weird, like there’s something we don't know.”

Another said: “It is so weird; seems like there must be another agenda — why send seven-month pregnant Meghan here for this? I don’t get it.”

The remarkable trip seemed to amplify claims that the couple were out of sync with the rest of the Royal Family.

Additionally, while it was thought that the couple were going at the request of the Government to help improve Brexit relations, it was noted at the time that Morocco only sends 3.2 percent of its exports to the UK.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their 2019 tour of MoroccoPrince Harry and Meghan Markle during their 2019 tour of Morocco (Image: Getty)

Meghan and Harry's trip was described asMeghan and Harry's trip was described as "off-kilter" by some fans (Image: Getty)

Maclean’s also noted: “Though the two are famous for their warm, spontaneous interactions with crowds of onlookers, none of the events are open to the public.”

Yet, a glance back at the Royal Family’s history within Morocco provides some insight into Meghan and Harry’s supposedly haphazard trip there.

The Queen’s trip to the African country was dubbed the “tour from hell”, and seen as one of the diplomatic monarch’s most trying events.

The nation was then ruled by King Hassan II, the current monarch’s father, who was “infamous for his ill-temper, capricious nature and ability to avoid assassination attempts”, according to Maclean’s.

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The Queen visited Morocco in 1980The Queen visited Morocco in 1980 (Image: Getty)

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