Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Left Royal Family So They Weren’t ‘Voiceless Figureheads,’ Says Royal Correspondent
Back in January, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex shocked the world, and the royal family, when they announced that they would be stepping down as senior royals. Fans were shocked to hear that the power couple would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family at a time when Meghan looked as if she was finally starting to become comfortable in her new role. Recent reports, however, indicate that Meghan was having a very hard time following the royal rules and felt as if they were restricting her from showing the world who she truly is.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had a hard time following the royal rules
Since Prince Harry was a little boy, he seemed as if he did not like being in the spotlight constantly. Even when he was a kid, he was expected to always be on his best behavior and act like a perfect gentleman. And while his older brother, Prince William, didn’t have any problem with using his manners and acting as a perfect royal in public, Prince Harry would stick his tongue out at the camera and act more like a “normal” kid.
When Prince Harry was a teenager, he made headlines and was labeled as the “wild royal” when he was caught smoking marijuana, drinking alcohol, and he was photographed getting naked at a party in Vegas. Meghan’s behavior may not have been as controversial as her wild prince’s behavior, but she still has broken quite a few royal rules since becoming the Duchess of Sussex.
Some of the rules that she has broken are not really considered to be that big of a deal to some people. For example, unlike other females in the royal family, Meghan has been known to wear dark-colored nail polish and open-toed shoes. And, on a few occasions, she has opted to wear a pantsuit instead of a traditional dress or skirt.
There have been a few occasions, however, when she has broken some royal rules that have raised a few eyebrows, like when she voices her opinion about her political beliefs. Members of the royal family are supposed to stay neutral when it comes to their political opinion. However, Meghan has never been shy letting people know that she sides with the Democratic party and that she doesn’t like President Trump.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make a shocking exit from the royal family
Meghan and Prince Harry shocked the world when they announced that they would be stepping down from their royal duties. They had originally planned to live in both the U.K and North America while they continued to work on their charities without receiving their income from the UK taxpayers.
However, after having a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the family, it was decided that they would lose their HRH titles and would no longer be able to continue working with their charities in a royal capacity. Fans of the royal family were quick to point the finger at Meghan for the couple’s decision to leave, which is why they dubbed the couple’s decision “Megxit.”
It was originally believed that the couple would be spending the majority of their time in Canada. However, recent reports have suggested that the couple is currently living in a $20 million mansion in Malibu.
Did Prince Harry and Meghan decide to leave because they didn’t want to be ‘voiceless figureheads?’
There have been many theories about why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to leave their royal duties, but many people believe Meghan is the driving force behind the decision. According to Express, royal writer, Ashley Pearson, believes that the royal life was not as spectacular as Meghan thought it was going to be.
“She had no idea how un-glamorous it really is to be a royal and, when she found out she would be a civil servant with a tiara, she was like, ‘No way,'” Pearson said.
Meghan was also very “politically driven” before she got with Prince Harry and many royal experts believe that she did not like the fact that she was no longer allowed to voice her political stance. Because of that, she was desperate to get back to her old lifestyle.
BBC correspondent, Jonny Diamond said that if Meghan continued to stay in the royal family, she feared she would become “a voiceless figurehead.”
While Meghan and Prince Harry have yet to address the exact reason that made them come to their decision to step down as senior royals, Prince Harry hinted that the pressure of being a royal was too much to bear and that this decision would benefit not only him and his wife but also their son.