PUBLISHED: 11:11, Fri, Oct 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:17, Fri, Oct 9, 2020
Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, announced they would step down as senior members of the Royal Family in January on Instagram before telling the Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since moved to the US after finishing their royal duties in March. Royal commentators Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie have discussed claims in a new book, Battle of Brothers, by royal biographer Robert Lacey about why the Queen took away their royal titles in a professional capacity.
Speaking on the Royally Obsessed podcast, Ms Bowie said: "Another revelation, William refused to eat lunch with Harry at the Sandringham summit which is when they had to hash at the details of the Sussexes' exit.
"Harry and Meghan acted like 'Hollywood lawyers demanding guarantees on every single point as if it were a contractual negotiation'.
"Understandable since Meghan's background is Hollywood so I figure that would make sense.
"As an American, we're more contractual."
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were stopped from using their royal titles by the Queen (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at their final royal engagement together (Image: EMPICS)
Reading a claim in Mr Lacey's book, she added: "'Queen Elizabeth II has always had a soft spot for Harry and had been delighted with Meghan but took away the Sussexes' royal branding because she felt they became erractic and compulsive'."
Ms Firito said: "That one stood out to me while I was reading through the revelations.
"I thought that was interesting because