Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s New Life Won’t Be Picture Perfect

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex were all smiles and matching outfits when they returned to the U.K. for their final royal engagements. It’s clear that their decision to leave royal life behind for a private and peaceful life is the right choice for them. Though there is still some tension between the Sussexes and the British royal family, Megxit will officially go into effect on April 1, 2020.

Though the duke and duchess have not announced their future plans, we do know that they’ve been enjoying their time away from the spotlight on Vancouver Island in Canada. They are also working diligently to figure out their next steps while forming their new charitable entity.

Despite all of the future endeavors that Meghan and Prince Harry are working towards, royal experts are warning them that their new lives won’t be picture perfect.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are still working on plans for their new lives

Though they are living their best lives on Vancouver Island in Canada — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex haven’t yet announced what’s next.

From what we understand, their next big move will be announcing their new brand name. Queen Elizabeth has asked the royal couple to stop using Sussex Royal after March 31, 2020, so they will have to come up with something new for their Instagram page, website and brand overall.

“These plans take a lot of time, and staff are putting in the legwork to prepare it properly and make sure it delivers on the expectations and the couple’s ambitions,” the alleged insider told People. “It’s full throttle for them right now. They have a lot happening in 2020, and it will be really exciting to see.”

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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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Everything Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will do is going to be scrutinized

Though they will no longer be held to a royal standard, that won’t stop the public scrutiny from looming down on the Sussexes. They’ve already been shamed for the reported $1 million payment they received from the speech the duke gave in Miami at JP Morgan event in February.

Also, the queen has put Megxit under a 12-month review, which proves she isn’t exactly sure what the Sussexes motives are. “Putting that 12-month review in place goes to show you that the Queen will be watching them like a hawk,” Julie Montagu Viscountess Hinchingbrooke said in the Channel 5 documentary, Royals: A family in crisis. “She will want to see everything that they are doing, what they are making money from and how it is affecting the Royal Family. So there must be some concern from the Queen about what their intentions are.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new lives won’t be perfect

Though they are optimistic about their new non-royal life, royal experts are warning the Sussexes that things won’t be perfect. “Of course they are besotted with each other,” royal expert Camilla Tominey told ITV News. “But that’s not to say the love they have for each other and their child and their dream life in North America that they’re not going to face challenges. And that it’s not going to be difficult particularly for Prince Harry to leave everything that he’s known. This is an institution he was born into, he knows nothing else.”

Still, the Duke of Sussex is optimistic. “Certainly being in a different position now gives us the ability to say things and do things that we might not have been able to do,” he explained in a leaked phone call. ” I think it’s much better.”