Royal expert reveals when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first considered royal split

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  • Royal experts have revealed when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first considered a royal split.

    • Royal experts have revealed when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first considered stepping back from the Royal Family.
    • The Duke and Duchess announced their future plans back in Janaury, but it turns out that the pair first discussed the move a very long time ago.
    • In other royal news, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie reportedly ‘spoke to Prince Philip to wish him happy birthday’.

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced back in January that they planned to step back from the Royal Family as they went forward in their lives.

    Swiftly coined ‘Megxit’, the surprise move went on to be discussed and judged by people across the nation, with many criticising the Duchess of Sussex, implying that the move was her doing.

    However, it turns out that the couple first discussed the move a long time before they ever made any concrete plans – and it was all due to Prince Harry.

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    “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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    In the couple’s upcoming authorised biography, Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, writers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, are reportedly set to tell the story of how the Duke of Sussex’s long-term unhappiness as a royal was the cause of the move.

    According to the MailOnline, the royal couple ‘discussed Megxit before they got married’ because Harry was ‘deeply unhappy for a long time’.

    The biography, which has been labelled ‘the true story of Harry and Meghan’, has been put together with ‘unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple.’

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    Harry and Meghan reportedly discussed the royal split before they married (Credit: Getty)

    Speaking recently on his ‘The Heir Pod’ podcast, Journalist Omid Scobie, who is one of the biography’s two authors, recently spoke about the project, saying on his The Heir Pod podcast, “This project started about two years ago, and there have been twists and turns that no one expected.

    “I don’t even think Harry and Meghan, who by their own account struggled with the realities of the situation, expected things to turn out the way they did.”

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    “I’ve been on so many engagements and around them as much as possible, and spoken to so many people in their lives, so no stone has been left unturned,” he continued.

    “I’ve seen the couple remain faithful in their own beliefs and stand strong in the face of adversities which have been publicly played out in the press, and I would like to think this tells the definitive version of their lives together.”