Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a drastic decision in January 2020.
They had felt humiliated by a photo.
They no longer wanted to suffer the attacks they felt were the target.
In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shook the British monarchy. The couple announced that they wanted to distance themselves from their main roles within the royal family. Saying they had spent “many months” considering the decision, they explained that they planned to “carve out a progressive new role within [the] institution” while becoming financially independent. Three years later, it’s done. They live in Los Angeles with their two children, Archie and Lilibet. According to information from the Mirror, relayed on January 1, 2023, it is a photo that would have accelerated the couple’s decision.
If he no longer felt in his place at the Palace, he was upset by a photo in which Queen Elizabeth II had posed with her eldest son, Prince Charles who became Charles III, Prince William and Prince George. The photo was released to celebrate the New Year in 2020. The photo was taken in the throne room at Buckingham Palace. Thus, the British had before their eyes the future of the British monarchy.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle felt persecuted
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would have taken this photo very badly and would have once again taken it as persecution. “The royal couple suspected that the whole institution was conspiring against them. As they saw, the evidence was all around them. The unspoken code was simple: the future of the monarchy was secure, with or without Meghan and Harry,” wrote Andrew Morton in his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess. It was from that moment that they felt that they had no longer suffered the attacks they believed to be the target and that it was time for them to move on.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © Backgrid UK