Leaving the British Royal Family Saved Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Marriage

When royal fans across the globe watched Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex tie the knot in May 2018, no one would have ever dreamed things would pan out as they have. After two years in the royal spotlight and following the birth of their son, Archie Harrison, the pair made the shocking decision to leave the royal family.

Though it was clear that the British press and public never truly embraced the Duchess of Sussex, no one saw Megxit coming. It may have been an unprecedented move but Meghan and Prince Harry are already shaping their new life in the duchess’ hometown of Los Angeles.

In fact, looking at all that Meghan endured during her time as a senior working royal, it appears that Megxit saved the Sussexes’ marriage.

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Meghan Markle sacrificed a lot to be with Prince Harry

From the moment, Meghan was linked to Prince Harry, the press and public began digging into her life, trying to turn up anything that was unsavory. She was the subject of racist and sexist remarks with the people calling her ugly names like “gold digger” and “Me Gain.” However, the Suits alum sacrificed a lot more than her privacy to be with the prince.

“It is easy to see that Meghan is not looking for Harry or this marriage to complete her,” relationship expert Sami Wunder told Express. “She may have given up her Hollywood career due to royal protocol but the woman continues to keep herself busy and involved with several charitable interests and even flew all the way to New York to enjoy her baby shower with her own set of personal friends. She is not going to be the woman that looks up to Prince Harry to fulfill each and every one of her needs, as many first time married women would do.” 

Still, royal life was much more challenging on Meghan than she expected.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were unhappy in the British royal family

Things were more than a bit challenging for the Duchess of Sussex in the royal family. In fact, things reportedly got so bad that she was convinced there was a conspiracy against her.

“Meghan was convinced there was a conspiracy against her and so she basically put herself in isolation when they moved to Frogmore,” a source told royal expert Katie Nicholl for The Times. “She also felt like an outsider from the start, this wasn’t the life she was used to and she wanted out. One of the things Meghan struggled with was not earning an income. She has always worked and I think she felt unfulfilled. Having financial freedom was a big part of them wanting to leave.”

Prince Harry, who had grown up in the royal family, had also been struggling for some time. “The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time,” the source told The Sun“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.”

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Megxit saved Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage

Despite everything that has transpired between them, the royal family, and the British press and public, Megxit saved Meghan and Prince Harry’s marriage.

“Two years in, they’re still very much in love,” royal expert Kate Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “So much has happened for Meghan and Harry, but I’m told by a source very close to them that all of the experiences, the challenges, the obstacles of 2019 and 2020, have really made them even closer. They’ve always been a great team and a partnership and you’ve seen that when you’re with them”. But they were described as hand in glove, and that idea that really one just fits the other beautifully and they complement each other, they work well together, and I think looking back on what’s clearly been a challenging and a testing year, the one thing that just hasn’t faltered is their commitment to each other and their love for one another. They’ve done this together as a couple and I think it’s important to remember that.”