Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly "torpedoed" any chance of resuming official roles within the royal family after a new biography revealed "hurtful" details of their rift with the monarchy.
UK tabloids are reporting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could face "permanent exile" from royal life thanks to information disclosed in the new book Finding Freedom.
The unauthorised biography claims Meghan suffered discrimination from within the royal household and Harry felt "unprotected" by his family, one of whom allegedly referred to Meghan as "Harry's showgirl".
The couple were rumoured to be aiming for new 'hybrid' positions within the royal family once their trial period of living in the US ends, according to the Daily Mail.
Those plans have reportedly been scuppered by the perceived bad publicity the headline-grabbing couple have generated, particularly through the "excruciating detail" shared in biographies such as Finding Freedom.
The book, written by royal commentators Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claims to have spoken to over 100 sources, including 'close friends of Harry and Meghan' as well as royal aides and palace staff. It promises that every piece of information included has come from at least two sources.
A statement given on behalf of Harry and Meghan insisted the pair did not give interviews or contribute to the book in any way.