Earlier this year, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle shocked the world, announcing they were stepping down from the British royal family. With this Megxit, the royal couple also made the decision to move to North America and become financially independent. Eager to take their own flight, Princess Diana’s son and the former actress were keen to forge their own path, away from royal protocol closely watched by Queen Elizabeth II. Now the monarchy is far behind them. Both live with their son Archie in a house they bought in Montecito, and recently signed a huge deal with Netflix. Even more surprisingly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have even made known their political commitment on the sidelines of the last US presidential election.
By choosing to move away from the monarchy, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted above all more privacy. They wanted to be able to raise their son Archie away from the British press, and too curious looks. In an interview with Page Six, Ingrid Seward, expert in royalty, explained that according to her, Meghan Markle has “a big heart” and “wanted above all to fix the situation”. “She and Harry really wanted to make things better together, and in fact they managed to make it worse,” added the British author.
A tough separation for Prince Philip
In her interview, Ingrid Seward also returned to the reaction of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, to the announcement of Megxit. “I think they must have had a hard time believing it when Harry announced that he was moving to North America and wanted to get out of his royal life,” she said. The separation was even tougher for the 99-year-old prince, as he “always adored” his grandsons. “Harry is spontaneous, he’s funny and he’s a bit of a daredevil, or was. And Philip, when he was young, was all of those things too. So I think he sees himself a bit in Harry, and both have always been able to communicate well, “concluded the specialist.
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