Prince Harry ‘lost his place in the pecking order’ due to Cambridge ‘dynasty’ expert claims ahead of Oprah interview

It's been suggested he 'always had to choose a second route'

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 in London, England
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Prince Harry reportedly “lost his place in the pecking order” due to his older brother Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's family, an expert has claimed.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex may have stepped back as senior members of the Royal Family last year, but it’s now been confirmed that the couple are set to give a “tell-all” interview with talkshow host Oprah Winfrey. It’s understood that Duchess Meghan will be joined by Prince Harry for part of the interview and that the conversation will cover everything from motherhood, to marriage and future hopes. 

This astonishing news comes just after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they’re expecting baby number two. Their Valentine’s Day pregnancy reveal also contained a sweet gesture to Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana as she revealed her own second pregnancy that same day 37 years ago

Now ahead of the couple’s Oprah Winfrey interview, a royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry “lost his place” due to his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Duchess Catherine's Cambridge "dynasty". 

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Invited on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday to discuss the future for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the couple announced their second pregnancy to the world, royal expert Katie Nicholl reportedly spoke of how Prince Harry had forged his own path in life after being falling further down the British line of succession.

Ms. Nicholl claimed: "Harry has essentially lost his place in the pecking order because of the Cambridges and their dynasty.”

Whilst Prince Harry was born 3rd in line to the British throne, he is now down to 6th, with his elder brother Prince William and his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis above him. 

Some might now even be questioning how the British line of succession will change after Prince Harry and Meghan’s next baby.

Speaking of Prince Harry’s route in life, Ms. Nicholl suggested: "I think he always had to choose a second route and this is his opportunity to now talk about what he is going to do and together how they are going to do it”.

Ms. Nicholl also spoke of how she felt the interview was going to be a “ratings hit no matter what” and that “millions are going to tune into this”.

She said how for some, “Meghan is the ultimate home-coming queen" and "she has come back to America with her prince."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s extraordinary interview is set to air in March. The couple have now settled in California with their son Archie and recently launched their own podcast, Archewell Audio, which quickly rose up the Spotify charts.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!