Daniel Halliday
Jan 15 · Last update 3 mo. ago.

Why are Harry and Meghan leaving life in the royal family?

In January 2020 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of the British Royal Family, announced that they would be stepping back from their roles in the UK’s Royal Family to move to America and become financially independent. This follows a long list of controversies in the British press and in the royal family itself, however media sources seem somewhat divided on the reason for the couple wanting to effectively quit royal life. So what is behind this surprise move of independence from Harry and Meghan, and why is the media so divided? pagesix.com/2020/01/08/prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-quit-the-royal-family youtube.com/watch?v=75RI0EoV92c express.co.uk/news/royal/1198684/Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-Queen-Elizabeth-US-Royal-Family-move-Duchess-of-Sussex-latest
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Harry is understandably protective of his wife and new child, however it must be understood when framing the couple's reaction to media intrusion it is wise to look at the history of the situation. In the 1990s the media were very intrusive with Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, and media paparazzi are believed by Harry to have been instrumental in the accident that cause her death. Harry was frank about his feelings of the media’s involvement in the death of his mother in a 2017 interview, and said that the loss had caused a “20-year struggle with both anxiety attacks and anger issues” adding “he felt close to a breakdown numerous times” [1]. There is also a history of mental health problems in the royal family, the institution posing a great strain on the family and everyone in it, so with this in mind to see his wife harassed and his privacy intruded on in much the same way as his mother must be sickening.

[1] shoutoutuk.org/2018/01/25/mental-illness-british-royal-family bet.com/celebrities/news/2019/10/18/meghan-markle-not-ok-while-opening-up-about-being-attacked-by-press.html marieclaire.com/celebrity/a29664334/royal-family-disappointed-harry-meghan-daily-mail

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