Earlier this year, the world descended into chaos when it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be stepping down as senior royals, and ultimately sacrificing their royal titles. We thought it was the ultimate plot twist, but this really blows it out of the water.
Keep scrolling to find out why Prince Harry has changed his name and what, exactly, he's changed it to.
Without a doubt, Meghan Markle has made her mark on British history.Since she started dating Prince Harry back in 2016, the world has become completely obsessed with the former actress. And, since their 2018 marriage, Prince Harry has made some major changes to his life... Including his name.
When Meghan married Harry in 2018, she became formally known as the Duchess of Sussex.
The couple have worked tirelessly together to fulfill their royal duties...Since the wedding, Meghan has taken part in many royal tours and visits all around the world.
Naturally, the world fell in love with the new duchess...
Meghan Markle in 2012 for USA Network’s “Characters Unite ‘I Won’t Stand For____’” campaign. Her’s was racism and… https://t.co/RJqqBDgag9— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@BLACKLIVESMATTER)1585878870.0
Cracks began to show early, however...Meghan was quickly criticized upon her entrance into the royal family, and not all complaints were because she "wasn't royal enough."
Meghan has also been branded a "diva" since she became royalty.Reports came through that Meghan was extremely high-maintenance in the palace and servers who worked for her had reportedly even quit their jobs due to her behavior. Of course, none of these reports are reliable, but they certainly made their way through newspapers around the world.
Even Meghan and Harry's habit of flying in private jets caused a stir in the media...Amid current conversations about climate change, many people have noticed that the couple often use a private jet to fly from one part of England to the other, an extremely wasteful method of travel that will ultimately damage the environment. But, of course, Meghan was the one who faced most of the heat for this.
Meghan's parenting style was also criticized...
Meghan opened up about the reality of living under the glare of the media spotlight...When asked how long she can manage the constant onslaught of attention, lack of privacy and ongoing tabloid rumors, Meghan revealed she just takes “each day as it comes," adding, “I think the grass is always greener. You have no idea. It’s really hard to understand what it’s like. I know what it seems like it should be, but it’s a very different thing."
The former Duchess looked to be holding back the tears.“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a ‘stiff upper lip.’ I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging," she explained.
It seems that things had well and truly got on top of the couple...As in January, the royal couple announced via their joint Instagram page that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family. "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen," the post read.
Of course, the couple now has complete freedom in what they want to do with their lives...And while Harry will always remain loyal to his family, Meghan can now pursue other ventures outside of royal protocol.
But no one expected this to happen...After officially leaving the royal family, the pair are said to be “taking a few months off" one expert has said.
The couple stepped down from their royal roles earlier in the year...
They have even upped sticks from their rented mansion in Vancouver, Canada...
It has been reported that the couple are looking for work, and hope to find their forever home...
Still stalking his dead mother I see! Give her a rest ffs! https://t.co/OxZHxdCi5v— 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓓𝓾𝓬𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓼 👸🏽🌟✨ (@𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓬 𝓓𝓾𝓬𝓱𝓮𝓼𝓼 👸🏽🌟✨)1585806350.0
Meghan also announced that she'd bagged her first job...
GMA EXCLUSIVE: Meghan Markle makes her Disney debut in powerful documentary "Elephant." https://t.co/mzu6P496cg https://t.co/xJGhRsJoXR— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America)1585917820.0
The couple were expected to announce their next charity venture and future plans right about now.
Omid Scobie spoke about the strange move on the podcast, The Heir Pod.
On a new episode of @ABCAudio’s #TheHeirPod, @MaggieRulli and I break down all the week’s royal news, including Cha… https://t.co/LT1T7fkad0— Omid Scobie (@Omid Scobie)1585957514.0
My favs are officially out of the sunken place! Wish them a peaceful and happy break from that toxicity. We’ll be h… https://t.co/R3f6kdsg7n— ʍǟɢռɛȶօ աǟֆ ʀɨɢɦȶ🦇🧚♂️🌪 (@ʍǟɢռɛȶօ աǟֆ ʀɨɢɦȶ🦇🧚♂️🌪)1585730755.0
2 weeks ago, Meghan and Harry announced that they would be closing down their social media accounts.
Imagine Harry and Meghan's WORK ETHIC WHEN THEY ARE NOT BEING HELD BACK. THE IMPACT https://t.co/DCcGGqHUkl— Myra (@Myra)1585650112.0
CTV's Laney Lui said a break is the right thing to do.
The continued crap flung at Meghan Markle is proof that not even a global pandemic can kill jealousy, racism and id… https://t.co/tD9XxPoPz9— Leslie Streeter (@Leslie Streeter)1585790156.0
Meghan and Harry shared a goodbye message.
Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan posted their farewell message as they say goodbye to their royal roles… https://t.co/3Zg6BHh4Ay— Reuters (@Reuters)1585686600.0