Megxit: Autopsy of a royal fairy-tale

Is Queen Elizabeth trying to overshadow Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's latest public ventures?

Stars Insider

23/02/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY British royal family

Tensions appear to be rising between Queen Elizabeth and the departed senior royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. First, Buckingham Palace released a statement on February 18 confirming that the couple are officially done with their royal duties, and added, “in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.” The couple's rep pushed back with their own statement soon after, emphasizing that it is still completely possible for them to be in service of the people, "regardless of official role.” 

Now, Queen Elizabeth has scheduled her upcoming Commonwealth Day address to air on March 7, a day before the Commonwealth Day service had originally been planned, and curiously the same day as Harry and Meghan's CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey will air. Is this a calculated effort to overshadow the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?

What we do know for sure is that no family in the world is written about as much as the British royal family. Since  November 2017, when Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, the press immediately started prying into every single detail of her past. The public's love affair with the young, beautiful couple culminated in their romantic and star-studded May 2018 wedding at Windsor Castle.

With a royal tour and a baby on the way, no one could have suspected that the fairy-tale was nearing its end. In 2020, the pair abruptly resigned as senior royals and eventually started a new life in California. What happened? Well, the only way to understand that is to go back to the beginning. From their tale of romance to resignation, to a renewed lease on life, click through to see the biggest royal crisis in decades, and what Harry and Meghan have been up to since then.


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