Meghan Markle and Prince Harry feel like they've been "driven out" of their roles as senior members of the Royal family, Tom Bradby has said.
Tom, 52, who filmed their 2019 documentary called Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, opened up about the reason the royal couple chose to step down from their royal duties on Thursday evening's ITV news.
When asked why he thought Meghan, 38, who is understood to have travelled back to Canada already, and Harry, 35, are doing this, he replied: "I think two reasons really I think they really fell out with their family about their battle with the media.
"For them it's a moral crusade, they say weirdly 'if we don't take on the tabloids, who will?'
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"The rest of the family think it's madness, they think you can win a battle, you can never win a war. They think they should just put up and shut up so there's a big difference over that.
He continued: "The rest of it I think there's just been a lot of personal fallouts, a lot of harsh and difficult things were said around the time of their wedding – they never really recovered from that."
Confirming that Harry, whose mum Diana "would undoubtedly have agreed" with his decision, and his 37 year old brother Prince William did have a fallout, he added: "I think the documentary was meant to be a bit of a pressure release valve, I think William did reach out a bit but I think it's just too far gone.
"So Harry and Meghan feel like they've been driven out, I think the rest of the family just felt they were impossibly difficult."
When it comes to how the two will go about becoming financially independent from the Queen, Tom said: "As far as I can understand they're relatively philosophical about it.
"Their attitude is 'we want our freedom, if you wanna take everything away, titles, that's okay we'll live with it and we'll support ourselves.'
"They'd like to continue to support the Queen, particularly her work with the Commonwealth. They want to continue with the charitable work, they don't need their royal status for that.
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"They've got money anyway. I suspect she might be the big face of a global brand or something and will earn a fortune from that.
"There's been talk of a mental series with Oprah, they might be executive producers on that. I think they'll be careful, but there will be controversy."
He added: "It's gonna be difficult, we shouldn't kid ourselves."
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