On January 8, 2020, Meghan Markle (40 years) and prince harry (38) announced them British Royal House withdrawal. Although his final departure came almost three months later – on March 31 – that winter day marked the beginning of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new life full of ups and downs.
In the past two years, and especially in the last few months, the grandson of Queen Isabel II (95) and actress from suit have starred countless controversial. Behind Megxit There are some victory and some of hers Project they have not had the success they hoped for.
One of the first controversies to arise surrounding Meghan and Harry after leaving the Royal House was that costs involving your security. In London, several MPs argued that the Government was not responsible for their costs. Since his first stop was Canada, the Prime Minister of that country, Justin Trudeau (50), also reluctant to allow Canadians to pay for the protection of the Dukes of Sussex. For the part Donald Trump (75), who is still at the forefront of US politics, insists that his administration will not take over the budget. Finally, the British press reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will use their private funds to defend this privilege.
Months later, to the debate engendered by his move to the United States, a new controversy was added: publication of Finding Freedom, a biography on sale since August 2020. Although the couple explained that the book was “based on the author’s experience as a member of the royal correspondent group” and that they did not contribute to the realization of the text, both were at the center of criticism over the events mentioned there. The piece states that Meghan and Harry feel “used to their popularity”, “criticized within the institution for being too sensitive and outspoken” and “harassed by the press.”
But despite their vehement rebuke of the media, now away from Buckingham Palace the couple have offered a series of public statements that they have questioned different members of the monarchy. Most popular, in March 2020.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey (67), Meghan and Harry made some impressive accusations. Main character from suit, without naming, cataloging some members of the Crown as racist. Moreover, he confessed that in his time as a noble he had suicidal intent and assured that his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton (39), make her cry just before their wedding. Prince Harry also left viewers speechless with his heartbreaking testimony about his family. It was revealed that he hasn’t felt his father’s support, Charles from England (73), and it has alienated from his brother, that Prince Guillermo (39).
Although in the last two years he’s been close to the veteran presenter – first with Oprah and then Ellen Degeneres (63) -, Meghan Markle doesn’t rule it out battle with British media. In fact, this resolution is one of the few victories America has gained since leaving the Crown. Last December, actress won his lawsuit against a major British press group to protect his privacy, after several newspapers published a private letter he wrote to his father in 2018.
To this achievement are added other wins such as sales Seat, his children’s books. According to the ranking carried out by The New York Times, text has been positioned among the best sellers in the United States. A success that her other projects, which were carried out with Prince Harry, did not enjoy.
This week it was announced that his foundation, Archewell, has generated more expenses than profits. Based on Daily mailAfter analyzing data from the United States Tax Service, the organization collected less than $50,000 in 2020. It also revealed that between June 2020 and June 2021, more than $55,000 was spent on legal fees.
Apart from this career spike, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have failed at other projects. It’s only been a year since we signed a $30 million contract with Spotify to develop broadcast which will have multiple episodes. So far they haven’t uploaded more than a welcome chapter in December 2020. They haven’t continued with social network which they created after leaving the Royal Household.
Despite the debate and the distance they maintain with the British Royal Family, in recent months Meghan and Harry have stirred controversy over two other issues. Hers visit to New York Last September generated endless criticism for bodyguard advantages who accompanied them.
Two months later, the actress was also reproached for wearing it royal title for political purposes. Markle introduces herself as the Duchess of Sussex in some of her conversations with the face of American politics to address a social problem: paid maternity leave.
The British press described this fact as a “scandal” and insisted that Prince Harry’s wife should “stay away” from the matter. “He took the title out of context and people would question his motives. The Royal Family has no say in American politics,” Palacio’s aide explained to Telegraph.
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