Meghan Markle reckons Australia was the ‘turning point’ in their downfall from the Royal Family
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have pinpointed the moment the tide turned against her within the royal family.
The controversial couple claim the scales tipped against them after a highly successful tour Down Under.
The duo reckon Australia was the catalyst that saw the Royal Family realise just how popular Markle was with the public, which then soured relations between the American actor and the Prince's family.
In the fourth episode of Netflix's Harry & Meghan, a friend told the streaming service that it was the duo's journey Down Under that saw moods within the palace shift.
"I think Australia was a real turning point because they were so popular, so popular with the public," the pal said.
"And the palace [was] incredibly threatened by that."
Normally, the headlines the day after would focus on the Queen or Kate.
This time, however, it was Markle's face which covered the front pages of the daily newspapers.
Harry reckons this was when the 'hammer dropped' for the rest of the Royal Family.
"It was almost like from the wedding and everything I saw that they were building her up and then there was a shift and they started to tear her down," Harry said.
"My mum felt the same way [back in her day]."
He added: "At the time we laughed about it because it’s so ridiculous. But an attack can be preposterous, but it’s still an attack and that drip feed of constant attack on someone who is an individual or real person has an impact."
The former Suits actor then brought up race, telling Netflix that she was a black, American actor who never fit in with the family.
"There was this moment [when] our private secretary said to me, [this family] it’s like a fish swimming perfectly,” Meghan said.
"Then there’s this foreign organism. And they were like 'What is that? What is it doing here? it doesn’t look like us, it doesn’t move like us, get it off of us'.
"And she just explained that you know, they’ll soon see that it’s stronger, faster, even better with this organism as part of it. It will be hard at the beginning for them to adjust to this new thing. But then it’ll be amazing."
She added: "And I was really hopeful that that was true."
So far the Royal Family have not responded to any of the claims made in Harry & Meghan.
The first three episodes of the Netflix docuseries dropped on December 8, with the second lot of episodes out on December 15.