From the moment the world learned of the romance between Meghan Markle, the former Suits actress and later Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, all eyes have been on them.
Their relationship started after a mutual friend set them up for a blind date in London. The chemistry was there and soon everyone spoke of their relationship.
Meghan was a divorcee and people doubted the relationship would last or even be approved by the Royals, but just the opposite happened and the two tied the knot in May, 2018. Reports say the wedding ceremony was watched by 1.9 billion people as the world became obsessed with the newlyweds.
Shortly after the wedding, the Sussex Royals had some exciting news the world couldn’t wait to hear; they were expecting. On May 6th, 2019, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was welcomed into the world.
As expected, the life of Meghan and Harry was in the spotlight and people were eager to know all about them.
That put enormous pressure on the couple who wanted their privacy. Being part of the monarchy, Meghan was forced to leave her old life back and get used to a completely new world. She has also been the subject of criticism by many British people who had a hard time accepting her new role within the Royalty mostly because she is an American woman of color.
She has been attacked by the press constantly, and she had a hard time coping with all the pressure. Kensington Palace even issued a statement, pleading for the press and the public to take a step back when it came to writing about Meghan.
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Markle and her family. pic.twitter.com/EuFZ4fmUIj
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 8, 2016
But things didn’t really change and Prince Harry felt like he had to protect his wife from all the criticism and harassment, so the two shocked the country and the world when they announced they were stepping down from their royal duties.
“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,” the post read.
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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
They explained how they wanted to raise their child away from the public eye and informed the people how they would be staying both in the U.K and North America.
“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,” they wrote.
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Arch meets Archie! This morning The Duke and Duchess were honoured to introduce their son Archie, to Archbishop, Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka. The Archbishop, a globally respected figure in anti-apartheid movement, is one of the world’s great champions of equality, and has spent his life tirelessly battling injustice. Their Royal Highnesses have joined The Archbishop and Thandeka to learn more about the work of The Tutu and Leah Legacy Foundation, and see first-hand how they are focussing on global awareness of the critical issues affecting the world. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Reuters
Many didn’t like the idea of baby Archie being brought up away from his father’s family, especially his great grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen. But the new parents wanted a quieter life for their family and pursued their dream.
What comes as a big news for their fan these days is that Meghan had been keeping a diary since she and Harry got together and people hope it will turn into an autobiography. Royal writer, Andrew Morton, who wrote Diana: Her True Story five years before Princess Diana’s death, is fascinated by the idea of working on a book with Meghan. He already penned Meghan: Hollywood Princess.
New book about the royal family, Royals at War, written by Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, reveals how Prince Harry wasn’t happy with the timing of the announcement of Meghan’s pregnancy. The news was shared close to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding and it apparently stole the limelight from the bride.
“Meghan put her foot in it when she decided that it would be the ideal moment to announce that she and Harry were expecting their first child,” the book says.
“This was a huge social gaffe, even if you were not a royal – stealing the limelight from Eugenie, who was furious, as was her mother, Sarah.”
According to the authors, Prince Harry wasn’t delighted either and go on saying he was actually “embarrassed” by his wife’s action.
Many believe that was the reason why Princess Eugenie’s mother tweeted a photo of the dress she would wear to her daughter’s wedding at the same time the Sussex Royals announced the news of Meghan’s pregnancy.
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) October 15, 2018