Meghan Markle 'couldn't be happier' with exit from royal family

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

It all happened in the blink of an eye but according to a source, Meghan Markle couldn’t be happier and her and Prince Harry’s move to Canada.

At the beginning of January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would be stepping back from their roles as senior royals in The Firm, after much consideration.

Just days later, it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer be working members of the royal family at all and the Sussexes will give up their ‘Royal Highness’ titles.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during a visit to Social Bite in Edinburgh, during their visit to Scotland.
Meghan Markle is said to be very happy with her decision to move to Canada. Photo: Getty Images

Despite reports yesterday that claimed Meghan and Harry had been too rash with their decision and they might return to royal life within months, it’s now being claimed that there’s no going back for Meghan.

“Meghan couldn't be happier since leaving the UK,” a source told US Weekly.

“Meghan feels free. She has never been happier. She’s happy to be out of London.”

The source continued, saying that Meghan was surprised at how quickly the royal exit got sorted, but she’s happy with her decision.

Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer use "royal highness" titles and will not receive public money for their royal duties. Additionally, as part of the terms of surrendering their royal responsibilities, Harry and Meghan will repay the $3.1 million cost of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating Frogmore Cottage - their home near Windsor Castle. - January 9th 2020 - Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Duchess Meghan of Sussex intend to step back their duties and responsibilities as senior members of the British Royal Family. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-03/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 5/19/18 Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex - man and wife - at their wedding ceremony held at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married in a lavish Windsor Castle wedding in 2018. Photo: Getty Images

Harry and Meghan step back

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family," Queen Elizabeth said in a statement issued by the palace, referring to the couple's baby son.

"I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life."

The queen said she was "particularly proud" of how quickly Meghan had become one of the family.

Prince Harry’s heartfelt speech

Just two days later, Prince Harry opened up about ‘Megxit’ in a candid speech, revealing he has ‘accepted’ the final deal however his wish was ‘to continue serving the Queen’.

In the unexpected speech, delivered at a dinner for the Sentebale charity in London, Harry addressed the rumours and controversy that have plagued he and his wife since the beginning of this year.

“Before I begin, I must say that I can only imagine what you may have heard or perhaps read over the last few weeks,” he began.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry laughing
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have moved to Canada with their baby son, Archie. Photo: Getty Images

“So, I want you to hear the truth from me, as much as I can share – not as a Prince, or a Duke, but as Harry, the same person that many of you have watched grow up over the last 35 years – but with a clearer perspective.”

The Duke of Sussex went on to admit the eventual agreement reached was not what he was hoping for.

“Our hope was to continue to serve the Queen, the Commonwealth and my military associations, but without public funding,” he said.

“Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. I’ve accepted this...I was born into this life, and it is a great honour to serve my country and the Queen.”

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