Though it’s been just over a month since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their resignation as senior members of the British royal family, a lot has already changed. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living a relatively low-key and stress-free life on Vancouver Island in Canada.
When the pair originally announced Megxit, they had hoped to continue on as part-time working members of the British royal family. Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles could not authorize such an arrangement. Instead, the duo will be forging ahead with a new fully independent life.
A new part of their strategy is making sure that their inner circle is tight. The duchess has built an extremely close network of friends who are loyal to her. Now, she’s allegedly encouraging Prince Harry to do the same.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Prince Harry was sad to leave royal life, but he felt he had no choice
For Prince Harry, leaving the only life he ever knew was always going to be challenging. However, he refused to allow the duchess and his son, Archie to suffer under the weight of The Crown, the press, and public. “We both do everything we can to fly the flag and carry out our roles for this country with pride,” he revealed in a speech shortly after Megixt.“Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve. For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this.”
Thankfully, things are looking up for the pair. “Meghan is so happy,” an insider allegedly explained to US Weekly, “She doesn’t come from millions. She’s worked hard to get to where she is today. Meghan loves the idea of being the breadwinner. She has no plans to do another show like Suits, but Harry’s been encouraging her to do more voice-over work, writing, producing and directing in her free time.” As for Prince Harry, “He’s really excited about the next chapter in their lives.”
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. • This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944. • Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. #FestivalOfRemembrance #WeWillRememberThem Photo © PA / Royal British Legion
Prince Harry had been distancing himself from his friends
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle began dating and eventually got married, the Sussexes apparently realized that certain personal information was being leaked to the British press and public. As a result, they both reportedly began to trim down their friend circles.
“[Prince Harry] has trimmed down his friendship circle. He doesn’t see as much of his old friends as he used to.,” Katie Nicholl the author of Harry & Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love told Cosmopolitan.com in 2018. “I mean his school friends, his friends from Eton and his friends from Ludgrove. He’s very much focused on his marriage and his wife, and it has been a case of some of his friends falling a bit by the wayside. Some of the friends, some of the extended circle were speaking out. It’s very likely that there was a cutting down, an editing of Harry’s friends, and also of Meghan’s.”
Meghan Markle is helping Prince Harry ger rid of unsupportive friends
Markle has learned a major thing about friendship — support and loyalty are paramount. Apparently, Prince Harry is now dealing with a few friends who are questioning him about Megxit. The duchess is reportedly ready to protect her husband’s mental health at all costs.
“He wants to purge all the backstabbers who have come out of the woodwork and criticized them since the announcement,” an alleged source exclusively told Radar Online. “Meghan has been helping him delete these people from his life, not just via social media but wiping their numbers and addresses from his contacts book and shredding any photos or letters they may have exchanged over the years.”
We don’t blame the Sussexes for wanting a clean slate.
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