Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially stood down as senior members of the Royal Family at the end of March and have since moved to California in the US. There has been widespread speculation over whether the couple will return to Britain in the future, but Sean Smith has claimed the Duchess will never come back to the UK.
In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, the celebrity biographer claimed Britain had lost Meghan for good.
He said: “Meghan Markle is an American woman.
“She very clearly stated when she went back to the US ‘it’s good to be home’ and that is it.
“I think the chances of her ever returning permanently to these shores are zero.
“We have lost her.”
Mr Smith went on to state the Royal Family “missed a trick” by not capitalising on the popular appeal Meghan carried.
He said: “The Royal Family really missed a trick where Meghan was concerned.
“She could have done a lot for the Royal Family.”
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He added: “They missed out on Meghan, I think there is no question of that.
“She is, or was, relatable to so many people, so many of the population in a way that the other members aren’t; they are an entitled bunch.
“Little girls would say that she looks like me and it’s so nice to see that somebody can achieve something who looks like me.”
The biographer went on to list Meghan’s desirable tributes and suggested she could have been a good force for change.
He said: “We must remember that Meghan was a woman of substance coming into the Royal Family.
“She gave up as much as she had to with quite a challenge and I don’t think we appreciated that at all.
“We got a 30-something-year-old woman, who is a self-made millionaire, who has devoted herself to important things in the world; female empowerment, gender equality, the issue of racial injustice.”
Mr Smith further highlights how the Duchess could have been an asset to the Royal Family in his new book, Meghan Misunderstood.
He wrote: “One of the saddest postscripts to Meghan’s exit from the UK is that she could have been someone for all of this country to accept and someone within the Royal Family to whom we could feel a connection.
“In the modern world, standing up for the empowerment of women and articulating that concern, achieving self-made success and wealth, and actually looking like a million and more girls and women around the country should have led to a warm embrace, not the death of a dream by a thousand cuts.
“The Royal Family has missed its chance.”
Meghan Misunderstood by Sean Smith (HarperCollins, £16.99) is out 12th November.