Prince William 'Fears' Harry & Meghan Could Become 'Public Face Of Royal Family' Amid Health Crisis

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent visit to Nigeria has reportedly raised concerns among royal experts about the couple overshadowing senior royals, particularly Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Sussexes were warmly received by the African nation and engaged in some activities typically seen during official royal tours. Now, according to a report, the special treatment Harry and Meghan received in Nigeria has deeply "upset" the royal family.

Senior Royals Fear Harry And Meghan Would Be Seen As 'The Public Face Of The Royal Family'

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

According to royal expert Tom Quinn, "The senior royals, especially William and Kate, are terrified of one thing above all others: that Harry and Meghan will continue to organize trips across the world until they are seen as the public face of the royal family."

In a chat with The Mirror, Quinn noted: "The fear is made worse because William knows that with his wife stricken with cancer, he cannot compete, and he can't stop the Meghan and Harry rollercoaster."

He continued: "William is absolutely furious and determined to prevent this from happening again in the future. Charles is said to be angrier than anyone has ever seen him."

The Royal Family Is 'Upset' At The Way Nigerians Treated Harry And Meghan

While speaking with the news outlet, Quinn further noted that the royal family is especially "upset" with how Nigerians treated the Sussexes.

He said, "What's really upset the applecart is the fact that the Nigerians treated Meghan and Harry as if they too thought this was an official tour — all the signs were there as the couple were greeted with dances, receptions, visits to schools and charities."

"Everything you might expect from an official royal visit was there — the receptions, the visits to schools and charities, to wounded soldiers and the disabled," the royal expert continued.

"Meghan and Harry's speeches and their whole attitude have been designed to give the impression that they are still fully paid-up royals and William and his father King Charles don't like it one bit," Quinn concluded.

The Duchess of Sussex Called Nigeria 'My Country'

Meghan Markle

On day two of Harry and Meghan's visit to Nigeria, the duchess joined several leading Nigerian women to discuss the importance of female leadership and empowerment in driving positive change globally.

During the chat, Meghan expressed gratitude for the "overwhelming" welcome she has received since landing in the country and opened up about her emotional journey to discover her Nigerian roots.

"I am just flattered, honored, and inspired. It has been a whirlwind 24 hours since we arrived, and I very quickly got the memo that I need to wear more color so I can fit in with all of you and your incredible fashion!" Meghan told the crowd, per People magazine.

"I am very overwhelmed. So I want to start by saying thank you very much for just how gracious you've all been in welcoming my husband and I to this country," she continued, pausing briefly to the applause before adding, "My country."

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Look 'Forward To Travelling More To Meet The People'

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

While in Nigeria, Harry and Meghan engaged in various activities, including attending a polo club and visiting injured soldiers at a military hospital.

In an interview with People, Meghan described the tour as "really meaningful," emphasizing the significance of such trips in enabling them to focus "on the things that mean so much to us."

Harry echoed her sentiments, adding, "You know what Africa means to me over the years. It is a very, very special place, and to be able to include Nigeria now, I'm very happy."

Sources close to the Sussexes also emphasized that the tour did not draw attention to any perceived gaps in the Royal Family's workload.

The Duke Recently Lost A Bid To Expand His Phone Hacking Lawsuit

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

A UK Judge recently denied the Duke of Sussex's request to expand his lawsuit against The Sun's publisher, barring him from including allegations against media mogul Rupert Murdoch and presenter Piers Morgan.

Harry's legal team had sought to sue over claims that Murdoch and other top executives were involved in concealing and destroying evidence of illegal information gathered by journalists and private investigators working for News Group Newspapers (NGN).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the proposed amendments aimed to include allegations that The Sun ordered private investigators to target Meghan in 2016.

Harry's bid to extend the case's timeline to 1994 and 1995 to encompass allegations involving his late mother, Princess Diana, was also rejected by the judge, who ruled that it was "too late."