It’s been two years since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their departure from the royal family. Back in January 2020, the couple announced on social media that they would be “stepping back” from their royal duties. And in a matter of months, they relinquished their royal titles entirely. But, it seems the couple had planned their exit months before the official announcement.
According to The Mirror, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly started planning their departure six months after they got married on May 19, 2018.
On a recent episode of the Pod Save the Queen podcast, royal biographer Andrew Morton admitted that Prince Harry and Markle were already questioning their role in the royal family in November 2018. He revealed they wanted to go in a “different direction” early in their marriage.