The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, made headlines in January 2020 when they announced their decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the British royal family. The move was a shock to many, and since then, the couple has been open about the reasons behind their decision.
At the heart of the Sussexes’ departure was a toxic dynamic between the British press and the royal family. According to Prince Harry, the relentless negative media coverage of the couple had become unbearable, particularly after the publication of an intimate letter between Meghan and her estranged father in The Daily Mail. The coverage was so intense that Meghan even began to have suicidal thoughts.
In a recent interview, Prince Harry revealed that he and Meghan had been considering leaving the royal family for some time, but the publication of the letter was the final straw. He said that he felt he had no choice but to protect his family and step away from the monarchy.
The couple has since moved to California and has become more vocal about their experiences with the British press. They have also launched a legal action against The Daily Mail for publishing the letter.
The Sussexes’ departure from the royal family has been a major topic of discussion in the media and among the public. While some have applauded the couple for taking a stand against the toxic dynamic between the press and the monarchy, others have criticized them for abandoning their royal duties.
Whatever one’s opinion on the matter, it is clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to leave the royal family was motivated by a desire to protect their family and to create a better life for themselves and their son, Archie.