The ongoing saga of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's contentious relationship with the British Royal Family has reportedly left the couple feeling increasingly concerned for their safety, according to royal commentator Tom Quinn. Following their high-profile departure from royal duties in 2020 and a series of public criticisms aimed at the institution, the Sussexes have purportedly experienced a heightened sense of vulnerability, exacerbated by the fierce backlash they've encountered on social media platforms.

Quinn, an author known for his in-depth books on the Royal Family, suggests that the couple's outspokenness has not only alienated them from the monarchy but also from a segment of the public. This alienation, Quinn posits, has contributed to an acute sense of "victimhood" within the couple, driving their demands for enhanced security measures.

"The attacks, which really scared them, massively increased their sense of victimhood and their sense that they need protection," Quinn explained, highlighting the couple's surprise at the intensity of the criticism they faced following their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey and subsequent public statements.

Despite Prince Harry's willingness to privately fund his security detail in the UK, his proposal was met with rejection, further complicating the Sussexes' security arrangements. This refusal underscores the complex interplay between the couple's desire for protection and the public's reluctance to finance security for individuals no longer serving in an official royal capacity.

Prince Harry's insistence on maintaining a high level of security, as Quinn observes, may stem from a deeply ingrained belief in his own exceptionalism—a belief not easily shed even as he steps back from royal responsibilities. "It's almost as if he doesn't really believe that ceasing to be a working Royal makes any difference," Quinn remarked, suggesting a disconnect between Prince Harry's perception of his status and the reality of his position outside the royal fold.

The Sussexes' vocal critiques of the Royal Family, including allegations of racism and claims of neglect, have only served to heighten tensions and public scrutiny. Their willingness to air grievances publicly, as seen in their Netflix docuseries "Harry & Meghan" and Prince Harry's memoir "Spare," has further strained their relationship with the monarchy and, by extension, their security situation.

Amidst King Charles' recent health challenges, there were speculations about a potential temporary reconciliation between Prince Harry and the Royal Family. However, according to Quinn, both King Charles and Prince William remain united in their stance against Prince Harry resuming any royal duties, underscoring the deep rift that continues to separate the Sussexes from the heart of the British monarchy.