In an apparent power play, newly ascended King Charles has taken decisive steps to assert his sovereignty, outshining ex-royals Prince Harry and Meghan in the spotlight. This move signals that the monarch is prepared to quell the ongoing drama that has beleaguered the royal family since the Sussex couple's controversial departure to the U.S., insiders reveal.

“A major shift in the royal dynamics is underway,” a senior courtier asserts. “His Majesty has grown weary of the turmoil that has plagued the monarchy since Harry and Meghan's relocation. He has seized the reins and is putting the renegade couple in their place."

Immediately after his May 6th coronation, the 74-year-old king demonstrated his resolve. In a surprise move, he appeared on the U.S. television show American Idol, alongside his wife, Queen Camilla, 75.

The king’s unexpected presence caught American Idol judges, Katy Perry, 38, and Lionel Richie, 73, off guard. They had previously performed at the star-studded coronation concert. King Charles and Queen Camilla's surprise visit to the Buckingham Palace Throne Room during the live show was met with widespread applause from audiences across the Atlantic.

“This is a brilliant power play by His Majesty,” a palace insider reveals. “He sent a resounding message to the Sussexes: I am not to be trifled with. The decision to make his appearance on U.S. television was calculated. Meghan's territory was deliberately chosen, a decision that surely caught her off guard and ruffled her feathers.”

With this singular move, King Charles effortlessly overshadowed the former Suits actress, affirming his A-list status while she appears to be languishing.

“Charles is now holding the reins and this is just the beginning,” the courtier adds.

It seems the king's strategy against the Sussex couple is taking effect, as their attempts to undermine the monarchy are not garnering the anticipated support, as recent poll numbers indicate.

Despite Meghan's accusations of racism and Prince Harry's tell-all memoir, 'Spare', the British public's allegiance to the monarchy appears unwavering. The coronation pulled in an impressive 20 million U.K. viewers, surpassing the 17.9 million who watched Harry and Meghan's extravagant 2018 wedding.

The palace insider says, "If the Sussex couple believed their scandalous disclosures would turn the public against the monarchy, they've gravely miscalculated. Their popularity has taken a hit in both the U.K. and the U.S. Meanwhile, the king and queen are quietly delighted. As the oldest monarch to ascend the throne, King Charles is acutely aware of his limited time to solidify his legacy. He has the power to influence the Sussexes' fate — and he's demonstrated he's not afraid to wield it."