Meghan Markle Got ‘Exactly What She Wanted’ With Royal Exit, Says Source

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry are officially done with royal life. And while they are off to begin their new life, fans are still wondering what ultimately caused the big split.

While Prince Harry has spoken out a few times over the past few weeks, he has never given specifics as to why he felt compelled to take a different path than that of his family members. Meghan has remained completely silent since the royal exit, with only a few brief appearances and no interviews as of yet.

While everyone waits for her first post-royal chat, critics have plenty to say about how Markle might be feeling about her new life.

Meghan Markle had a hard time in the royal family

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Meghan and Prince Harry started dating in the summer of 2016. For the first few months, the new couple managed to keep their romance under the radar.

However, it wasn’t too long before news sources started getting wind of the affair. Although the Suits actress and her royal boyfriend seemed very happy, almost from the beginning, Meghan was beset with racist, negative press coverage. Prince Harry felt compelled to defend his girlfriend with a rare statement, calling out the press for the way they treated her.

Sadly, the bad press didn’t go away after their wedding in May 2018. Meghan was attacked by the British tabloids on a daily basis, with critics calling out her choice of clothing, her favorite foods, and the way she supposedly treated staffers within the palace. Although the Duchess of Sussex’s close friends spoke up on several occasions to defend her, nothing could change the way the press perceived her or her relationship with Prince Harry.

Why did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry resign?

In January 2020, Meghan and Prince Harry announced that they would be retiring as senior members of the royal family, in order to focus on other projects, including their charitable endeavors. They revealed in their announcement that they wanted to give their son a multinational upbringing, raising him in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Their announcement said nothing about the bad press that Meghan has received, or how the negativity from critics might have played into their decision. Still, many have assumed that the constant pressure played at least a small role in the couple’s decision.

A few sources have stated that the couple actually felt as though they were being “driven out” of the royal family due to a series of fallouts within the royal family circle. 

Did Meghan Markle really get what she wanted?

Meghan and Prince Harry made their last appearances as members of the royal family in early March. Since the exit, Meghan has mostly been staying under the radar in the couple’s home base in Canada.

According to a recent report, Meghan has been enjoying the peace and quiet and has been indulging in daily walks with baby Archie, chatting with locals, and settling into her new life.

The same report claims that while the events surrounding her exit from the royal family might have been traumatic, Meghan ended up getting “exactly what she wanted” and that she is full of joy. This might be an oversimplification of Meghan’s feelings toward the whole thing.

After all, she was clearly full of optimism at the time of her wedding to Prince Harry and was no doubt devastated by the media’s constant bashing of her. While she is probably happy to be away from that scenario these days, the way it happened could hardly be described as ideal.

In the coming months, Meghan might possibly open up about the past several years of her life, and let fans truly understand what went on, from her perspective.