While 36-year-old Prince Harry is just preparing to write his own memoirs, royal experts are publishing details of some periods of the life of the Dukes of Sussex in interviews and biographies. Writer Omid Scobie and Royal Reporter Carolyn Duran are re-releasing their bestseller Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family. The authors spoke about the idea of Megan and Harry to give up royal duties, the details of their move to the United States and their independent life abroad in an interview with People magazine.
The most difficult thing for them was to decide to take the first steps aside. There was no question of sitting on two chairs – the queen would not allow such an approach, Omid Scobie told about the couple’s first attempts to declare their freedom. Speaking about the move and the abandonment of royal duties, the expert stressed that the couple was not ready for such tests.
It was harder than they could have imagined, Omid Scobie told People.
At the same time, the author argues that the move had a beneficial effect on the well-being of the family of the Dukes of Sussex, since in Great Britain, continuing to act as members of the royal family, they would not have received the freedom they dreamed of.
They tried to find a way to compromise. But would this allow them to achieve the level of happiness and security that they have today? Most likely no. These ties with the institution [of the monarchy] would still be strong, and there would be constant problems associated with financial endeavors and the business decisions they make, the author summed up.
True, he did not specify what is the cause and what is the effect. After all, had it not been for Megan and Harry to take care of finances, perhaps there would not have been commercial projects, which now abound in their lives. The Dukes of Sussex recently signed a long-term contract with Netflix to create documentaries and feature films and series. One of Meghan Markle’s first projects will be the children’s animated series Pearl, which is already in the works.
We will remind, for the first time, the couple announced their decision to relinquish royal duties in January 2020 due to the invasion of British media into their privacy. After moving to the United States, Meghan Markle and Harry gave a sensational interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they revealed other reasons that contributed to their move. In fact, they accused members of the royal family of being racist, since during Markle’s first pregnancy, they were worried about what color the baby’s skin would be. The Duchess said that while in the royal family, she experienced moments of severe depression and even thought about suicide.
The family currently resides in Montecito, California. The couple have two children – two-month-old daughter Lilibet Diana and two-year-old son Archie.