Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘don’t regret’ Megxit because escaping ‘subservience’ to Prince William is ‘what Harry wanted to do for years’, royal biographer tells People
- Meghan Markle and Prince Harry ‘don’t regret’ Megxit, a source has claimed
- Said royal is ‘finally doing what he wanted to do’ with Meghan and Archie by side
- Added couple love that they can focus on projects and causes important to them
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘don’t regret’ Megxit because escaping ‘subservience’ to Prince William is ‘what Harry wanted to do for years’, a royal biographer has claimed.
The Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, stepped down as senior royals in March, but allegedly ‘love’ being able to focus on projects close to their hearts and achieve their ‘dream’ of being financially independent.
‘Meghan and Harry took a huge leap of faith to embark on their new life,’ the source said, speaking to People Magazine. ‘Despite everything that has been going on this year, they don’t regret their move to the US.
‘They love that they are able to focus on projects and causes that are important to them. It was always their dream to be financially independent and pay their own way.
Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, ‘don’t regret’ Megxit as the royal is ‘finally doing what he wanted to do for years,’ a source close to the couple has claimed. Pictured, the royals hosting a special Time100 talk Tuesday October 20, focusing on the digital world
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arriving at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London
‘Harry was finally doing what he’d wanted to do for years, and to have Meghan and Archie with him was all he could have asked for.’
Royal historian Robert Lacey also claimed he thinks the Duke of Sussex was tired of being the ‘spare’ and wanted to ‘get out and start a new life’ away from The Firm.
He added: ‘To stay in the royal system is to go along with subservience to those more senior than you. He has asserted his own identity.’
It comes after the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbite claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been ‘drip-feeding press’ with content.
Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a private visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Remembrance Sunday
The royal expert said he found it ‘extraordinary’ that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made various appearances – despite stepping back as royals in March for more privacy.
Speaking to True Royalty TV’s Royal Beat, the commentator and royal expert said: ‘I find it extraordinary that two people who left basically because they felt press intrusion and yet in the past 12 months we’ve had nothing but drip-feeding the press about things that they’re doing.’
Since moving to the US, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in California with their 18-month-old son Archie, have signed a lucrative podcast deal with Spotify worth up to £30million.
The couple are producing and hosting their own shows as part of the newly formed Archewell Audio – which started with a ‘holiday special’ that the couple hoped would ‘uplift audiences around the world’.
In the first episode of the podcast series, they asked activists, campaigners and famous friends Sir Elton John and James Corden to look back on the year.
Spotify has not revealed what the contract is worth, but the streaming service agreed a £75m ($100m) deal with US comedian Joe Rogan in May.
The Mirror reported the Sussexes would be paid £30million – other sources put it closer to £20million.
The Sussexes’ agreement comes just months after the royals agreed a £100million partnership with Netflix and days after Meghan invested in a $28-per-pack oat-milk ‘superlatte’ business later promoted for free by her LA neighbour Oprah Winfrey.
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