MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are going to dedicate the foreseeable future to find places “where they feel safe”, a royal expert said.
Meghan and Prince Harry will remain full-time working royals for two more weeks, as they are set to officially step down as senior members of the Royal Family on March 31. However, speculation regarding their future are already flurrying, with one royal expert suggesting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will dedicate their future to find somewhere where they feel “safe, heard and respected”.
Speaking on the Heirpod podcast, royal commentator Omid Scobie said: “The future is about picking places where they feel safe, and they can feel they’re being heard and respected.
“And maybe there hasn’t been enough of that in recent years.”
This lack of safety and respect, Mr Scobie added, is “why the royal couple are so keen to have change”.
While the Duchess of Sussex is said to have travelled back to Canada to rejoin her son Archie Harrison, Prince Harry is staying in the UK for a few more day to carry out private meetings.
During the days they have spent together in the UK, Meghan and Harry have carried out several engagements and private visits.
Meghan visited one of her four patronages, the National Theatre, last week to later release details and pictures on the Sussexes’ Instagram page, Sussex Royal.
The Duchess also marked International Women’s Day by meeting pupils at an east London school and discussing with them the significance of the day.
Meghan met other students at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, as announced once again on Instagram.
In her role as Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Duchess of Sussex “met with the bright minds from across the Commonwealth to hear about their commitment to tackling the global challenges we all face”.
Meghan and Harry also attended together the Endeavour Fund Awards last Thursday, the Mountbatten Festival of Music on Saturday and hosted a meeting with young leaders President and Vice President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
On Monday, the Sussexes formally said goodbye to the UK and the Royal Family as senior royals.
The couple joined Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and the Queen at Westminster Abbey.
On the day, these senior royals attended the Commonwealth Day service, joined by almost 2000 more guests including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, diplomats, ambassadors and school children.
Meghan and Harry celebrated their last public engagement as senior royals with a post on Instagram, reading: “This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family.
“The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old.
“As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders.
“The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’, placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation.
“From working to protect the earth’s natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth’s continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all.”
The pair included in their Instagram post two pictures showing Meghan and Harry laughing with attendees of the service.