It wasn’t easy for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle while they were working in the royal family, and it’s not so easy now that they’ve left the UK.
Sadly, their freedom came at a price. That meant no more income from the royal family and no more public protection, despite their status.
And then there are the methods they chose to generate their own income. This includes revealing behind-the-scenes royal information that has infuriated the UK-based royal family through various media projects (some of which are ongoing). This sadly widened the rift between the Sussexes and especially the King and Prince William.
For royal author and former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, the Sussexes’ departure may have been justified, but their ways could have been handled better.
“I think they’re actually in a really tough spot right now,” Brown said during a lecture at City University of London (via The Express).
“I feel sorry for Harry because he made a mistake in the way he left. I don’t think it was wrong to marry him.
“What was so disappointing was the way they handled it.”
Unfortunately, it’s hard to imagine how someone in the position of Prince Harry could have handled leaving his role as senior royal. I think I could have put my energy into my work, and I could have taken a paid role at a charity, but it really wasn’t.