Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Now In Total Control Of Their Lives, Source Explains

Fans were left stunned in January 2020 when Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced they would be leaving their roles as senior working members of the British royal family. Meghan, in particular, had been struggling amid constant bullying and scrutiny, but no one saw Megxit coming.

When the Sussexes announced their desire to step back, they decided they wanted to pursue financial independence and a life that would not leave every aspect of their beings up for examination and thought.

Later, Prince Harry also cited the fact that he did not want his son, Archie Harrison, growing up in the spotlight. Since moving to LA, the pair have been relatively low=key. However, one expert says the duke and duchess don’t actually want a private life.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have regained control of their image

One of the reasons Meghan could not get into the swing of royal life is because she’d lost total control of her image and personal narrative. She was essentially gagged under the royals’ “stiff upper lip policy.” It was all too constraining for her.

“Even though [Meghan] was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely,” an insider told the Daily Mail in 2018. “But in her current role she can’t go anywhere without her protection team, and that’s a massive constraining force on an individual like her.”

Now, with their own representatives, the Sussexes can clap-back against lies and rumors without feeling helplessly unprotected.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will need to stay in the spotlight to make money

Though they’ve been only doing virtual appearances and volunteering in LA amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sussexes have remained wildly popular. However, in order to maintain their global presence, they will need to be in the spotlight.

“The couple’s future isn’t certain,” The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan explained. “They are hugely appealing and glamorous. Everyone in Hollywood is eager to host them. The first few years of this plan are going to be heady. [Harry] is in a rush to make his mark and seems to treat life as a race, too.”

The Sussexes have a powerhouse Hollywood team and they’ve recently signed to a prestigious speaking firm. However, they have not made any money yet. “They do need to make money,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “They’ve been in LA since March, they left the Royal Family at the end of March, and as yet, they haven’t actually earned anything.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry don’t want a totally private life

Though they wanted control over their narratives and finances, Meghan and Prince Harry do not want a totally private life.

“[Harry and Meghan] have stepped back not in search of a totally private life but for a different kind of public life,” royal author Victoria Murphy told Town & Country. “A public life where they can have more control over who gets access to them and what they spend their time on.”

As long as it’s the right path for them, that’s all that matters.