Let the royals live in their own way

ROYALIST: Sandy Lange, Angaston, holds a photo of her shaking hands with Prince Harry during his visit to Sydney in October, 2018.
ROYALIST: Sandy Lange, Angaston, holds a photo of her shaking hands with Prince Harry during his visit to Sydney in October, 2018.

Amid the recent royal "bombshell" involving Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry, a self-described "royalist" from Angaston is among those who support their decision.

Sandy Lange's royal treatment materialised last week when the couple made world headlines announcing their decision to step back as "senior" royals.

According to global news sources, the royals, who became first-time parents to son Archie in May last, plan to become financially independent and will live in Canada. "It's the right move," Mrs Lange said. "They are only young so let them live their life."

Mrs Lange, 71, said her mix of reasoning involved Harry not directly in line to the throne and events around the death of his mother.

"Princes William and Harry were just little boys when Diana died and I think Prince Harry is doing his best to protect his young family - and why shouldn't he?"

Mrs Lange, an above-knee amputee, met the couple face-to-face in Sydney during their visit to Australia as part of The Invictus Games.

At the time, she said, the couple were extremely polite. "They are beautiful people and I loved how Prince Harry genuinely held my hand," she said.

Meanwhile, Mrs Lange also shared how she also feels for the Queen.

"I understand she must be upset and probably wishes this hadn't have happened but at the end of the day it's their choice," she added.

Mrs Lange has followed the royals since a young girl and believes her fascination for the family was sparked from her mother, who was born in India, her father a member of the British Army.