Prince Harry and Meghan Markle May Have Created a Domino Effect for Unhappy Royals
The resignation of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex came as a shock to many people across the globe. However, the royal couple had expressed dissatisfaction amid the stress of their roles for quite some time. Prince Harry had grown up under the ruthless spotlight on the British press and he expressed the agony he felt over the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana.
The Duchess of Sussex’s experience was becoming quite harrowing as well. Though she tried everything in her arsenal to put her best foot forward, the British press and public refused to accept a mix-race American woman as one of the royals, and they showed their disapproval at every single turn.
As a result, the Sussexes decided it was best to step away from their royal duties. However, the British royal family is now fearful that Megxit will have a domino effect on other royals who are unhappy with their lives.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have no regrets about Megxit
Though they’ve been taking meetings and attending events in the United States including a JP Morgan talk in Miami and a talk at Stanford University, the Sussexes have been living a low-key life on Vancouver Island in Canada.
“They both love to be outside and have been loving it there,” a source revealed to People. “When they’re not doing yoga or eating in, Harry will pick up sandwiches at a local spot, and Meghan walks her beloved rescue beagle Guy and the couple’s adopted Labrador. They go for long walks, they do yoga, and Meghan cooks. They are real homebodies who love to chill out with Archie and the dogs.”
Apparently, the duo is happier than they’ve ever been and they are making plans to launch their charitable entity — Sussex Royal. “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 continued. “It’s full throttle for them right now. They have a lot happening in 2020, and it will be really exciting to see.”
The British royal family is concerned about the monarchy
Megxit has left the monarchy extremely vulnerable, especially since many people see the royal family as old fashioned and obsolete. Now, Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles and older brother, Prince William has been working overtime to give the royal family a new softer appeal.
“It is interesting isn’t it, because we are used to PDAs with Harry and Meghan,” ITV Royal Editor Camilla Tominey reflected. “Have they learnt something from this? This idea of relatable, touchable monarchy that is more like us than ‘them’ and less cut off and cold. We saw this a bit with the Mary Berry Christmas special with William and Kate making soufflés and looking very much at home I think they’re trying to project themselves as this family unit. I think the Cambridges want to project themselves and their branding as the future so people can have faith in this institution, which, let’s face it, has been rocked.”
Megxit may have created a domino effect for other royals
Traditionally, the royal family has adopted a stiff upper lip approach to dealing with conflict and hardship. This has changed a bit over the years especially after 1992 when several prominent members of the royal family separated from their spouses and eventually divorced.
Now, just a month after Megxit, Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn have announced their separation after 12 years of marriage.
“Harry and Meghan’s decision was certainly a big one, and must have been very upsetting for some of their family members—but it has also opened up the opportunity for others to assess their own lives and situations, and to take radical steps to change what is not working out for them,” Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman told Express. “It may feel to Harry’s relatives as though his decision has essentially given them permission to put the brakes on when the royal life is not working out for them.”
It might be time for the royal family to adopt new strategies and approaches altogether.