The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a huge decision earlier this year, as they announced their intention to step back as senior members of the Royal Family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first moved to Los Angeles and then relocated to Santa Barbara, slightly upstate on the coast of California. A spokesperson for the couple said: “”They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival.
“They hope that this will be respected for their neighbours, as well as for them as a family.”
The decision to step down came after months of speculation the Duchess could not settle into royal life.
In a documentary filmed throughout her 10-day tour of Africa with Harry in October, Meghan herself admitted that the media scrutiny “on top of trying to be a new mum or trying to be a newlywed” was really challenging.
The California native’s life changed so much since she married into the Royal Family in May, 2018.
In just two years, Meghan transitioned from being a Hollywood celebrity to becoming a Duchess, a parent and now a celebrity philanthropist.
According to unearthed reports, though, had she remained a senior royal member, her life would have changed even more.
In 2018, a royal expert revealed Meghan was expected to take on extra responsibilities.
He claimed she would have found her role become even more key with Prince William as King.
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Former royal butler Grant Harrold told Express.co.uk: “The Duchess of Sussex will have an important role to develop, as one day she will be sister-in-law to the King.
“She will take on duties on behalf of the monarch as we see the royals do today for the Queen.
“Both royal Duchesses have important roles to fulfil.
“I imagine we will see more of the Duchess of Cambridge, as well, as she prepares for her future role as Queen.”
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At the beginning of September, Meghan and Harry signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix that will have the two royals producing exclusive films and series for the streaming service.
This includes scripted series, docu-series, documentaries, features and children’s programming.
Prince Harry and Meghan may appear on camera for some of the projects, but the former Suits actress reportedly has no plans to return to acting.