The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have established a new life after stepping down from their senior royal positions.
Megxit – when Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties and stopped using HRH style – made headlines around the world in 2020.
Since then, the couple has purchased a multi-million pound house in the celebrity enclave of Montecito, California, and launched a non-profit foundation called Archwell.
They also signed a lucrative deal with Spotify and Netflix believed to be worth well over £100m (€115m), giving them a new lifestyle and cash to pursue their public goals. I got the
Archie and Lili’s parents, Harry and Meghan, have taken part in numerous interviews since their departure from royal life, including a controversial sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
They accused the royal family of racism, claimed an unnamed royal made racist remarks before Archie was born, and claimed the agency failed to help a suicidal Duchess Meghan. .
The Duchess of Cambridge was publicly chosen by Meghan for allegedly making her cry before her wedding.
Just last week, Meghan’s interview with The Cut made headlines when the former actress said it would take “a lot of effort” to forgive and hinted that she could “say anything.”
In an interview of over 6,000 words, Meghan said she was “disrupting the dynamics of the hierarchy” before stepping down as a royal, “just existing.”
While in The Hague for the Invictus Games earlier this year, Harry gave an interview on NBC’s Today show, appearing to issue a veiled warning to those closest to the Queen. the right people in ‘.
He didn’t elaborate on whether he was referring to royal aides or family members, but his comments deepened and embarrassed the rift between his father, the Prince of Wales, and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge. may have been palace official.
Meghan was also interviewed by US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, and Harry was interviewed by US talk show host James Corden. increase.
Last year, Harry was hired as Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp, which sells coaching and mental health assistance to corporate employees.
The couple have become “influential partners” and investors in Ethic, a sustainable investment firm, in which Meghan described the investment as “very flashy” and “luxury.”
They were introduced to technology-driven asset manager Ethic by a friend, and the Duchess said Harry had been saying for years about how he wanted to invest sustainably.
Harry also served on the Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorders, which, along with 14 other members and three co-chairs, conducted a six-month study of the state of the media in the United States.
The institute said his position would be part-time and would involve regular meetings.
Meanwhile, Archewell Productions, created by the couple to “produce shows that inform, enhance, and inspire,” is working on a documentary series called Heart Of Invictus, which will be released on Netflix.
The show follows those competing in the Invictus Games as a camera crew sees Harry and Meghan up close at an event held in The Hague earlier this year.
Archewell Audio, on the other hand, aims to “produce programming that inspires and entertains audiences around the world.”
Spotify has released two episodes of Meghan’s Archetypes podcast so far, featuring conversations with veteran tennis player Serena Williams and singer Mariah Carey.
Meanwhile, the royal family has been bracing themselves for Harry’s upcoming tell-all book.
The memoir will be published by Penguin Random House in late 2022, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.
There are likely concerns in the royal family that the Duke will delve into his rift with William, his troubled relationship with Charles, his views on his stepmother, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the turbulent effects of Megxit.
Meghan has already published a children’s book called The Bench, in which she wrote a poem for Harry on Father’s Day.
Harry and Meghan have been back in the UK since Megxit and have made several public appearances.
Harry will travel to Windsor for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April 2021, visit the Queen with Meghan Markle in April this year, meet Charles in Windsor, and then travel to Holland for the Invictus Games. I was.
It was the first time the two had been seen together in public on this side of the Atlantic in two years.
They traveled to the UK in June for their Platinum Jubilee celebrations, but stayed out of the limelight for much of the weekend. The Queen has decided that only active members of the royal family will be allowed to decorate the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the historic festivities.
Last month Harry won the annual charity polo tournament in Aspen, Colorado, and commentators praised his “superstar” play at the Centebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.
He also visited Rwanda as part of his work as president of Africa Parks and Mozambique to highlight wildlife conservation.
The first major public tour after Megxit was in New York last September, a global campaign urging leaders to adopt vaccine equity policies to help end the Covid-19 pandemic. I attended an event.