Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Left the Royal Family

When, in November 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Duke and Duchess of Sussex) decided to take a six-week break in Canada with their baby Archie, few people saw the handwriting on the wall. It didn’t take long after they returned to the UK for the couple to announce their intention to “carve out a progressive new role”. 

This has spurred many new theories, which come on the back of other similar rumors, such as a relationship with Elaine Thompson.

The announcement came as a shock to the general public. One can also assume that some top-ranking members of the royal family were surprised too as the week after the announcement was quite dramatic. A statement from the palace suggested that the Queen, grandmother of Harry, wanted to quickly come to an agreement on the couple’s future. 

It was clear from the statements that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will no longer be regarded as senior members of the royal family. They were no longer to be addressed as His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness; they will seize to make official royal appearances; and will no longer accept public funds. They are also expected to refund the money that was used to refurbish their home in Windsor. 

Prior to the agreement with the queen and other senior members of the royal family, Meghan and Harry had announced that they will split their time between The United Kingdom and North America. On 20th January, 2020, Prince Harry arrived in Canada after attending what is supposedly his last official royal appearance. He joined Meghan and Archie who arrived a week and a half ago, and we can say that the new chapter of their lives has begun. 

There has been several theories about why the Prince, a beloved grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and his wife will leave the royal family the way they did. Many had to even bring back the situation surrounding the death of Princess Diana, Harry’s Mother. The Prince mad made statements suggesting that he wants to protect his new wife and baby from the same forces that made him lose his mother. He also said it brought him “great sadness that it has come to this”, and reiterated severally that “there really was no other option.” 

Clearly, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want to live their personal lives away from the scrutiny of the public and the constant harassment from the press. We can only wish them luck. 

Will Prince Harry and Elaine Thompson Crush Meghan’s Heart?

Many years ago, there was a rumor about that swept across social media and tabloids that suggested that Prince Harry was dating the Jamaican sprinter, Elaine Thompson. This was considered a hoax and untrue instigated from unknown quarters as the pair were never seen together in public in a position that will lend credence to the purported relationship. 

Considering that the relationship was not confirmed by Prince Harry, any of the royal household, Elaine Thompson or even the news outlets, it is safe to say that they never dated. So perhaps we can leave the idea of Prince Harry and Elaine Thompson being together in the dust.

Why Prince Harry Still Loves Meghan Markle

Prince Harry met the actress Meghan Markle many years ago, which resulted in a nuptial knot tying last year. Since then, many reports had alleged that the pair’s relationship was losing the flair it was known for. 

Immediately after their marriage, the royal couple embarked on a tour of South Africa. During the tour, the body language of the Duke of Sussex was evaluated by body language experts who suggested that he is still very much in love with the Duchess. It was said they are in the honeymoon phase. 

There are many reasons why the Duke of Sussex’s love for the Duchess is still waxing lyrical, and it can be explained by the following:

  • She is the mother of his child. The couple welcomed their first child on May 19, 2019. After the birth of their child, the pair have been seen in public offering romantic gestures. It can only be suggested that their love is growing stronger than what many quarters of the public had expected. 
  • She is a subject of racial abuse. Before Prince Harry walked down the aisle with Meghan, he expressed his worry about his wife being at the receiving end of outright racial and sexist abuse. He wished he could protect her and loves her increasingly because of her stoicism
  • Share a similar philosophy. The royal pair has been magnanimous when it comes to charity donations. This has endeared them to the hearts of many. The fact that Meghan is always beside Harry’s side during such moments binds them together with the more love. 

True love actually exists. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are a perfect example of true love. Prince Harry and Elaine Thompson is just a fantasy that is better left to fan fiction, rather than reality.