Meghan Markle told friends she will 'rise above jealousy and pettiness' following the strict restrictions put on her and Prince Harry as they quit the Royal Family, it has been claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said be disappointed by the terms of the 'Megxit' agreement , which they have spent weeks ironing out with the Queen, Princes Charles and William and royal aides.

Meghan reportedly believes they are being "picked on" , believing the restrictions - including a ban on them using the word 'Royal' in their branding - are "payback" for their decision to quit.

A friend told the Daily Mail : "She said she and Harry will continue to rise above jealousy and pettiness and focus on the good they are creating and on being the best parents to Archie.

Meghan and Harry will officially quit the Royal Family at the end of next month

"She said she will continue to champion Harry because out of everyone, he has the most integrity and the most loyalty."

The pal also claims Meghan believes the Queen was "under pressure" from the rest of the Royal Family when it came to the branding as Harry is her favourite and others "can't deal with it".

Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe said he expects they'll be "incredible disappointed" by the final details of their quitting plan.

He told the  Sun :  "They’d want to keep that Sussex Royal brand name — they haven’t. Without that brand it’s going to be much more difficult for their charitable causes because that was their trademark.

There have been a number of discussions between senior members of the family in recent weeks

“I think they’d want to keep the office at Buckingham Palace as well, which they now don’t have. Harry would also have wanted to have kept using the HRH title but he can’t. He will be incredibly disappointed with that."

He also said he thinks it will be "difficult" for the couple to find a way back in.

After weeks of discussions, the Palace has announced that the changes will come into effect on March 31.

As this is an unprecedented move for the Royal Family, there will be a review after 12 months to access how it is working.

Meghan believes there has been pressure on the Queen as Harry is her favourite

The Palace spokesman has also confirmed Meghan and Harry will be closing their Buckingham Palace office, after reports that all 15 of their staff face the axe as the couple prepare to move their lives to North America.

The new guidance also says the couple will continue working with their existing patronages and are working to build a new non-profit organisation.

The palace has also confirmed the couple will retain their HRH titles, but will not actively use them.

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Harry will keep his military ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander, and Squadron Leader but will not use them during the 12 month trial period.

Royal expect Dickie Arbiter believes the Queen was firm with the couple when it came to deciding their future.

He said: “The Queen is always going to stick to her guns and make it very clear — if you’re turning your back on being a full-time royal then there are conditions under which you can do it. Her Majesty has stuck to her guns.”