The authors of a new royal biography have revealed what they say was the "most demoralising" part of the so-called Megxit agreement for Prince Harry.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle shocked the world back in January when the pair announced their intention to step back from their senior royal duties. While the couple's desire to live a more independent life was known by the royal family, they weren't aware such a public revelation was coming.
The process of the pair dropping their duties - referred to as Megxit - threw the monarchy into a whirl for days. Crisis talks at the Queen's Sandringham Estate eventually led to an agreement between the parties.
Part of the deal was that Prince Harry would give up several of his military titles, including Honorary Air Commandant Royal Air Force Honington and Commodore-in-Chief of Small Ships and Divings.
The authors of a biography about the pair, titled Finding Freedom, which came out in August say that was difficult for the pair.
"If his grandmother’s validation of his experiences served as encouragement, the most demoralising aspect of the new deal was his being stripped of his honorary military appointments that had been awarded to him as a senior royal," Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said, according to Marie Claire UK.
One source told the authors that it was the most "painful" thing for Meghan to see her husband go through.
"It's the one that made Harry emotional".
The authors claim that Markle told a friend the move was "unnecessary".