Celebrity Meghan Markle The Royal Staff Has a Low-key Rude Nickname for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Subtle but shady. By Tessa Petak Tessa Petak Instagram Tessa Petak is a Brooklyn-based writer who helps to cultivate InStyle's illustrious news coverage across a wide range of topics including celebrity, fashion, and entertainment. She also produces and composes celebrity profiles and features for the site and InStyle's digital issues. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 29, 2022 @ 12:36PM Pin Share Tweet Email It's no secret that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, have some unresolved beef with the royal family. Whether you heard it from the tabloids, Markle's podcast Archetypes, or that bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, we've gotten the Sussexes' side of the story. But now, an undisclosed nickname reportedly given to the husband-and-wife duo by the royal staff is coming to light — and it's actually kind of rude. Mail on Sunday recently shared an excerpt from author and royal expert Gyles Brandeth's upcoming book, Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait (out today, Nov. 29), that reveals the less-than-polite moniker used when speaking about the duke and duchess. "Whenever the names of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex come up in court circles, courtiers flinch and change the subject or refer to them as 'persons who live overseas,'" Brandeth writes before adding that if "Harry and Meghan are mentioned to members of the royal family, they simply smile briefly and say ‘we wish them all the best’ and nothing else." Getty Images Meghan Markle Told Andy Cohen She Was a ‘Housewives’ Fan Until Her Own Life Started “Filling” With “Drama” But despite what the firm and current staffers thing, the queen always adored Harry, according to Brandeth. Harry's grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, was "always more concerned for Harry’s well-being than about ‘this television nonsense.'" Harry and Meghan will have their chance to rebuttal with their upcoming Netflix docuseries, premiering on December 8, as well as the highly-anticipated prince's memoir Spare slated to drop Jan. 10, 2023.