Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Want Fans to Know They Are Staying Positive Amid Exit Backlash

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are doing their best to move forward in the wake of Megxit. The couple is scheduled to make a round of final appearances in the UK before their exit from the monarchy becomes official at the end of March. Although they have received plenty of negative press over their decision, the Sussexes want their loyal fans to know that they are staying positive in the weeks and months to come.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle face intense backlash

Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have faced plenty of criticism over their departure from the royal family. Both sides went back in forth negotiating the exit, and the couple’s recent statement confirmed that their departure did not go as planned.

In particular, the two will no longer be allowed to use their royal titles once their exit becomes official. This includes moving forward with their charitable organization, Sussex Royal, a brand they launched last year and have spent months promoting on social media.

In light of the changes, an inside source claims that Meghan is “insulted” by how the royals have treated her and Prince Harry. The former Suits star has allegedly been telling her friends that they have not been treated fairly and that a lot of the backlash stems from Harry being Queen Elizabeth’s “favorite” grandson.

“Meghan said that [she and Harry] were left with no choice but to make a public statement,” a source close to Meghan revealed. “She said if anyone should feel insulted, it should be them. They never intended to capitalize on the word royal, and to insinuate they were somehow abusing their privileges is absurd.”

The insider noted that Meghan and Prince Harry are not letting the “pettiness” get them down and are determined to make life better for their son, Archie Harrison.

What’s next for the Sussexes?

We are only a few weeks away before Meghan and Prince Harry’s exit becomes official. After that, their status in the royal family will be re-examined in a year.

But before Megxit is in the books, Harry and Meghan are expected to return to the UK for a final round of royal outings. According to Hello Magazine, Harry flew home at the end of February and has been doing some work for the monarchy. 

This includes hosting a summit for his initiative, Travalyst, in Edinburgh, where the speaker simply introduced him by his first name. Prince Harry also worked with Jon Bon Jovi in London to record a track for his Invictus Games Foundation.

“He’s made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry. So, ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry,” host Ayesha Hazarika said at the event.

Meghan Markle, meanwhile, is still in Canada. The former actress is staying in a lavish rental on Vancouver Island with the couple’s baby boy. She is expected to return to the UK in the coming days, though her full itinerary remains unclear.

How are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle staying positive?

While royal watchers wait to see Harry and Meghan appear as part of the royal family one last time, the pair recently opened up about how they are handling all the drama.

Taking to social media, Prince Harry and Meghan told their faithful followers that they are only paying attention to positive stories moving forward. To that end, the only news they are watching is Tank Good News, which reports uplifting stories from around the world.

“Happy 1st of March everyone! This month, we continue on the good news path and are pleased to be following @TankGoodNews, as a reminder of all the good that is happening in the world. We hope it uplifts and inspires you!” Harry and Meghan shared.

The couple’s fans on Instagram reacted positively to the news, with many people wishing them good luck as they get closer to starting the next chapter.

They also shared a few pics from one of their visits to Wales, wishing everyone a Happy St. David’s Day.

What about Archie Harrison?

With Harry and Meghan set to return to the UK, fans have been wondering if Archie Harrison will be tagging along. Unfortunately, an inside source says that Meghan and Harry will be leaving Archie behind for their final trip to the UK.

Meghan Markle gave birth to Archie nine months ago. She has not confirmed the reports, but fans will be very disappointed by the news.

In the weeks following their announcement, Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they value Archie’s safety above everything else. There is no telling how much we will see of Archie in public, but we should catch glimpses of him throughout the year.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not discussed the reports surrounding their exit. As part of their decision to leave the monarchy, the two will be spending the majority of their time in North America, though an exact destination has not been confirmed.