Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s New Life Shows How Much They Were Held Back by the Royal Family, Source Says

When Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wed in May 2018, the entire world seemed excited to see what this young modern couple could bring to the British royal family. Unfortunately, almost as soon as she snagged a royal title, the press and royal fans seemed to turn on Meghan.

Though she tried her best to press forward into the royal fold with new ideas, rumors swirled that the duchess was difficult to work for and she was continually the subject of racist and sexist attacks in the media. After two years, the Sussexes decided enough was enough and they resigned from The Firm.

Now, with a new home in Santa Barbara, a contract with a speaking firm, and a multi-million deal with Netflix which allowed them to repay costs for renovating their U.K. home, Frogmore Cottage, the Sussexes are living their best lives.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle felt used by the British royal family

It has been reported that Prince Harry was unhappy for years, well-before meeting Meghan. That unhappiness was exacerbated following his marriage when ideas and plans the Sussexes had were usurped in favor of funding for the Cambridge. A source told The Sun,

The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time. He wanted to move in the direction that they did and had been considering it for more than a year. Meghan supported Harry’s decision. But there was more than one occasion where she asked him if he was certain it was what he wanted. And she always made it clear she would support him in whatever he did.”

In Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie’s best-selling book Finding Freedom, they write, “He felt at once used for their popularity, hounded by the press because of the public’s fascination with this new breed of royal couple, and disparaged back within the institution’s walls.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have outlined a bold new life

With the Netflix deal which is set to include documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming as well as their speaking engagements and Archewell foundation, the Sussexes have a bold new life just nine months after exiting the royal family.

“The couple and their work has not diminished since they stepped back as working royals, Town & Country reports. “Though there is a common refrain from critics on social media that they are less relevant or interesting now that they are no longer part of the royal machinery, that would seem at odds with the fact that they still generate as much debate and as many stories as they ever did.”

The Sussexes new life proves the British royal family held them back

Securing a new forever home in Santa Barabra, speaking out against injustices, along with their $100+ million Netflix deal proves, Meghan and Prince Harry never needed the royal family to thrive. Scobie explained on his podcast Heirpod

The couple had been thriving and have taken their careers as philanthropists to a whole other level. It shows how much they were held back by tradition, hierarchy, and stubbornness within the institution. This is the couple operating in a way they were desperate to for some time but couldn’t for a number of reasons, many of which tie into what is considered too politically sensitive or not.