Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has gone from a little-known actor on the American drama series Suits to one of the world’s most recognisable women. Meghan quickly met and fell in love with Prince Harry, and her entire life was turned upside down. The Los Angeles native gave up her acting career and relocated to the United Kingdom to work as a senior working royal in the British royal family.
What she did not anticipate, however, was the backlash she received from the British public and even the royal family. Meghan struggled to adjust to The Firm’s archaic traditions and ideals as a career woman used to running her own life. She was also subjected to racism and sexism at all levels as a mixed-race American woman.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry eventually decided that leaving the royal family was the best option. One expert, on the other hand, continues to blame Meghan.
Why did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave the Royal Family of the United Kingdom?
When the Sussexes announced their resignation as senior working royals in January 2020, the world was stunned. The couple lived in Canada for a while before settling down in Meghan’s home state of California and founding their own foundation, Archewell. Meghan is now a New York Times Best Selling author, and the two have all signed deals with Netflix and Spotify.
For a long time, royal fans believed we would never learn the true reason for the Susexes’ resignation. However, in March 2021, the couple stunned the world by giving Oprah Winfrey a candid interview about their departure. The couple explained that their decision was influenced by Meghan’s experiences with racism and bullying, as well as the royal family’s lack of support.
“It’s part of the job, right?” Accept it with a grin. “Get on with it,” Prince Harry said on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, according to the Daily Mail. “I was in my early twenties and thinking to myself, ‘I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here.’ This is not something I want to be doing. Look at what it did to my mother; how am I ever going to settle down and start a family when I know it’ll happen again? I’ve seen what goes on behind the scenes, the business model, and how everything works, and I don’t want to be a part of it.”
According to experts, Meghan Markle did not make a good first impression.
All of this, according to one royal expert, could have been avoided if Meghan had made a better first impression in the royal family. In the ITV documentary Harry and William: What Went Wrong, royal expert Penny Junor said, “I was hearing very bad stories from early on that Meghan was upsetting people.” Meghan, she continued, took a “celebrity” approach to royal life that didn’t work.
Meghan, however, explained in her interview with Oprah that she had never received any formal royal training and had to wing it the entire time.
What is the current state of affairs between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as well as the British royal family?
It would be an understatement to say the royals were not pleased with the Sussexes’ Oprah interview. Furthermore, Meghan and Prince Harry were dissatisfied with the royals’ lack of transparency. Following Prince Philip’s death and the birth of more royal children, however, all parties appear to be committed to moving forward. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has been a peacemaker in particular.
Kate put her best foot forward in trying to carve a path to reconciliation between the brothers, putting aside any personal resentment she may still feel about Harry and Meghan’s televised two-hour tell-all,” journalist Camilla Tominey told Stella magazine via the Daily Mail.
Aramide Tinubu reports that Buckingham Palace is a lot calmer without Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.