A royal biographer has claimed Prince Philip is struggling to comprehend with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down from the royal family and start a new life in LA.

Ingrid Seward says the 99-year-old who renounced his naval career in 1952 when the Queen ascended the throne, does not understand why Meghan couldn’t give up her dreams to support Harry and the monarchy.

Speaking on Sky News, Ingrid said: “I think he's very, very disappointed because I think he feels he gave up his naval career in order to stand by the Queen and help the monarchy.

“And why can't Meghan just give up her acting career, support her husband and support the monarchy?

“As he used to say to Diana, this is not a popularity contest, this is all of us working together.”

The world erupted when the royal couple announced back in January that they had the intention of stepping down from their senior royal positions and instead leading an independent life.

“Of course, it irritates him hugely. And when they had the Sandringham Summit, Prince Philip was seen leaving the house very swiftly before they all arrived,” she said.

“He simply doesn't want to get involved anymore.”

Last year, it was claimed that Prince Philip tried to warn Prince Harry off marrying Meghan Markle.

He reportedly told Harry: “One steps out with actresses, one doesn’t marry them”, according to a Sunday Times Magazine article by Sophie Money-Coutts.

And it seems that Meghan isn’t the only one Prince Philip’s is not a fan of. According to reports, Prince Philip, has always refused to be under the same roof as Sarah Ferguson since her divorce from Prince Andrew in 1996.

It is believed that he blames her for publicly humiliating the Queen and the royal family over the years.

In 2017, Prince Philip made the decision to retire from royal life at the age of 96.

This article originally appeared on Over60.