Megxit: Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life
LONDON- Agence France-Presse
Harry'nin düğününden kısa bir süre sonra saraydan ilginç söylentiler gelmeye başladı. Bunlara göre Harry'nin eşi ile William'ın eşi birbirleriyle geçinemiyordu. Bu durum da iki kardeşin ilişkisini olumsuz etkiliyordu. Fakat sonra durumun pek de öyle olmadığı ortaya çıktı. Bu kez asıl sorunun William ile Harry arasında olduğu haberleri yansımaya başladı. Gerçekten de iki kardeşin arası açılmıştı. İddialara göre William, Meghan Markle ile evlilik konusunda acele etmemesi için kardeşi Harry'i uyarmıştı. Harry de buna tepkiliydi. Küçük yaşta annelerini yitirdikten sonra birbirlerine destek olan iki kardeşin arasının giderek daha fazla açılması artık kameralardan da saklanamıyordu.
The couple has already relocated to California, according to reports, after announcing in January that they intended to quit royal life and "work to become financially independent.”
The decision means they will no longer carry out duties on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II and are giving up their office within the monarchy in Britain.
It follows reports Meghan was deeply unhappy with life inside the centuries-old institution and increasing complaints from the couple about media intrusion.
Their shock announcement rocked the royal family, appearing to blindside the queen and other senior family members.
It led the 93-year-old monarch to call an emergency summit with her eldest son and heir Prince Charles, and his two sons Princes William and Harry, to thrash out the terms of their departure.
The family eventually agreed the couple, who have an 11-month-old son Archie, will relinquish their His or Her Royal Highness titles, and no longer use the "Sussex Royal" label.
They currently use the name for their popular Instagram account and website and had also made dozens of trademark applications with it for various products.
However, they will continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their official titles, and Harry remains sixth in line to the throne, with no change in the line of succession.
Harry and Meghan’s departure- dubbed "Megxit" by the British press- is a far cry from 2018, when they married in a fairytale wedding at Windsor Castle watched around the world.
Meghan, 38, a former TV actress who is of mixed race, was seen as a breath of fresh air for the royal family, which is often characterized as overly stuffy.
But relations with the media soon soured, with some newspapers accused of peddling offensive racial stereotypes and dishing out unfair criticism.
There were also reports of splits within the family, and a growing rift between Harry and William.
Since revealing their plans, the couple had been living in a luxury mansion on Canada’s Pacific west coast, visiting Britain only briefly this month.
It had been thought they would continue to base themselves in Canada.
But the pair are said to have relocated to California by private jet earlier this month before the United States closed its northern border because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Meghan grew up in Los Angeles and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives there. She also has a network of friends and work contacts in the city.