Articles - August 2020

The Duke and Duchess Make Their Royal Exit

Prying eyes, both royal and not, have been on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since their marriage in the spring of 2018. After multiple public altercations with the press, Harry and Meghan announced their decision to withdraw from their royal duties in January 2019, less than two years after their royal wedding. By removing themselves as working members of the House of Windsor, Harry and Meghan abdicated their royal titles and access to public funds. Henceforth, the two will no longer be referred to as His/Her Royal Highness, but will keep their Duke and Dutchess titles. Their official exit took place on March 31, 2020, and the pair is now residing in Los Angeles with their son, Archie.

The Duke and Duchess made their final official engagement on Monday March 9 at the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. In mid-March the couple moved to Vancouver Island, Canada, but relocated to Los Angeles shortly after. Since moving to LA, Harry and Meghan have been quarantining and “only leave the house for charity work.” The two have been working with the charity Project Angel Food to help deliver meals to those in need. According to sources close to them, Harry and Meghan are largely focusing on adjusting to their new home and helping others in the midst of the ongoing pandemic but have Hollywood ambitions for the future. In fact, Meghan recently took part in a highly publicized voice-over for the Disney film, “Elephants,” and Harry hopes to soon venture into being on camera as a spokesperson. In the meantime, however, they both continue to be present on social media and use their public platform to post information and encouragement regarding COVID-19.

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