Prince Harry and Meghan Markle surprised everyone when they decided to step down as senior royals. Since their marriage in 2018, Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex, making her the first American, divorced, and black woman to join the royal family.
Meghan faced criticism, being called “not royal enough” and a “diva.” Reports of her behavior led to headlines, and the couple’s use of private jets drew media attention, with Meghan facing most of the heat.
They became parents to baby Archie, but Meghan’s parenting style was unfairly criticized. Meghan spoke about the constant media scrutiny, mentioning the difficulty of living under the spotlight.
Feeling the pressure, the couple announced on Instagram that they were stepping down as senior royals to pursue a more independent and progressive role. They gave up their titles and public funding, rented a mansion in Canada, then moved to Los Angeles.
Princess Diana had plans to move to the same place before her passing.
Meghan scored a job narrating a Disney+ documentary about elephants.
The couple decided to take a break and closed down their social media accounts.
An expert suggested they needed time off, surprising many who expected them to launch new projects.
They shared a farewell message, expressing gratitude to their community. Meanwhile, Prince Harry made changes to his full name, dropping his royal surname and using Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex.
Despite the changes, in our hearts, he’ll always be known as Prince Harry.