Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit their royal duties two years ago. And even though so many things have already happened since then, their decision is still making headlines today. One year after their departure, the Duke of Sussex denied the claims that he blindsided Queen Elizabeth and the royal family with his decision.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Planned To Perform Duties While Residing In North America?
In their joint statement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle initially said that they would be balancing their time between North America and the United Kingdom while still doing their royal duties.
“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 said (via Us Weekly).
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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Initially Wanted To Keep Collaborating With The Royal Family?
Prince Harry and Markle also said that they would continue to collaborate with Queen Elizabeth, King Charles, Prince William, and all parties involved. However, this is far from what happened after the queen reportedly told the couple that they cannot be half in, half out.
During his interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Sussex stressed that he has so much respect for his grandmother, so he would never blindside her with such a huge decision.
He and his wife also said that the lack of support and understanding from The Firm was what pushed them to quit their duties.
“When you can see something happening in the same kind of way, anybody would ask for help, ask the system of which you are a part, especially when you know there’s a relationship there, that they could help and share some truth or call the dogs off, whatever you want to call it. So, to receive no help at all and to be told continuously, ‘This is how it is. This is just how it is. We’ve all been through it.’ I need to do this for my family.’ This is not a surprise to anybody. It’s really sad that it’s gotten to this point, but I’ve got to do something for my own mental health, my wife’s, and for Archie’s, as well, because I could see where this was headed,” Prince Harry said.
Harry & Meghan Will Reveal Why Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Quit Their Duties?
Royal fans can expect to get more clarity from Prince Harry and Markle’s decision to quit their duties in the next three episodes of Harry & Meghan.
According to Mirror UK, next week will be poison for the royal family because episodes 4 to 6 will shed light on the issues that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have with the royal family.
But according to The New York Times, the real villain in Prince Harry and Markle’s story isn’t the royal family but the British media and the paparazzi that made their lives even more difficult while they were still residing in the United States.
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