Why is the Royal Family called The Firm? The nickname started by Prince Philip explained

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The whole world is awaiting Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey to air with baited breath.

The Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry, sat down with the American chat show host just a few weeks ago to film the chat where “nothing is off limits”.

And now CBS have just released a third trailer, which looks to be very explosive indeed.

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In the video the former actress Meghan referred to her in-laws as “The Firm”, a nickname that suggests a somewhat ominous side to Britain’s Royal Family.

Oprah is seen asking how the Palace would feel about upon "hearing you speak your truth today?"

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Meghan then replies: "I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us."

But where does the nickname The Firm originate from? Well apparently it first started with Prince Philip, who was believed to have said he was marrying into The Firm when he was set to wed a then-Princess Elizabeth, before she became the monarch.

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It is believed to refer to a core group of senior royals within the Royal Family, and is now a list of eight.

These are: Queen and Prince Philip, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Princess Anne.

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Meghan and Harry are no longer a part of this list after leaving to America and stepping away form their roles as senior royals.

Additionally the Queen’s son Andrew, after giving a car crash interview following his friendship with scandalous Jeffrey Epstein, has also take a step back from the group.

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