Prince Harry Says He’s More Normal Than the Royal Family Thinks

Less than two years after they wed and stepped forward as one into the British royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have walked away from royal life. Though the pair were full of ideas and aspirations, the constant scrutiny and the bullying proved to be too overwhelming and negative.

In an effort to take back their lives — the Sussexes pulled a move that has shocked the world. In early January 2020, they announced Megxit. Though they initially hoped to become part-time working royals, ultimately they are leaving royal life altogether to become private and financially independent citizens.

The Sussexes have been living a quiet and peaceful life in Canada, raising their son, Archie Harrison away from the spotlight. There has been a ton of talk about how Prince Harry will handle “normal life.” However, the prince says he’s way more normal than anyone gives him credit for.

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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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Prince Harry ultimately made the choice to leave the British royal family

Though most of the bullying, racial and sexist attacks were aimed towards her — Meghan was willing to endure it, hoping that it got better. Ultimately, Prince Harry decided that enough was enough. “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” he said during a January 2020 speech.“It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always got it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”

In a recent phone call leaked by Russian pranksters — the Duke of Sussex explained that the decision to leave was extremely hard. “There’s lots of layers to it and lots of pieces to the puzzle,” the prince reportedly said. “But sometimes the right decision isn’t always the easy one. And this decision certainly wasn’t the easy one but it was the right decision for our family, the right decision to be able to protect my son.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living a “normal life” in Canada

Though they are two of the most recognized people on the globe, and they have an extensive armed security team following them everywhere they go — the Sussexes are living a very normal life on Vancouver Island.

“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.”

This experience has also strengthed the Sussexes’ marriage. “They are besotted and very sweet with each other,” an insider told People. “It’s full throttle for them right now. They have a lot happening in 2020, and it will be really exciting to see.”

Prince Harry says he’s more normal than anyone gives him credit for

Royal experts are concerned that Prince Harry will get weary of living as a private citizen since he’s been living as a royal for 35 years. However, the Duke of Sussex says, he’s always tried to live as regular of a life as possible. “I do my own shopping,” the prince said previsously Newsweek. “Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone. But I am determined to have a relatively normal life.”

Also, being in the military for a decade forced the prince to live without many of the frills of royal life. “You forget, I was in the military for ten years so I’m more normal than my family would like to believe,” he quipped during a leaked phone call. “But certainly being in a different position now gives us the ability to say things and do things that we might not have been able to do. And seeing as everyone under the age of 35 or 36 seems to be carrying out an activist’s role, gives us the opportunity to try and make more of a difference without being criticized. Oh no, I think it’s much better.”