12 Photos Of Meghan & Harry’s Glow-Up After Leaving The Royal Family

Happiness looks good on them.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step down from the royal family in January 2020 was a controversial one — and since then, it seems like the public has only become more invested in their decision.


The couple rounded out their final royal engagements in March 2020. Recalling that “whirlwind” week in the Harry & Meghan docuseries, Harry opened up about his family’s “cold” and “distant” way of treating him and Meghan.


Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the royal family wasn’t an easy one. In their doc, they explained that there was a lot of pain behind their choice, especially when it came to racist tabloid pieces written about Meghan.

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There were a lot of nuances about their exit to figure out — even if Meghan was excluded from discussion within the royal family. “Imagine a conversation, a roundtable discussion about the future of your life... and you, as the mom and the wife and the target, in many regards, aren’t invited to have a seat at the table,” she said.

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The hurtful press coverage didn’t stop when they moved out of the U.K. "You are making people want to kill me," Meghan said in Episode 5, opening up about the death threats she received. "It's not just a tabloid, it's not just some story, you are making me scared.”

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After coming to the U.S., Harry and Meghan stayed in Tyler Perry’s house for weeks before eventually establishing their home base in Montecito, California.


“I've had to make peace with the fact that we're probably never going to get genuine accountability or genuine apology,” Harry explained in the series, hinting at continued tension with his father and brother.

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"I accept that there will be people around the world who fundamentally disagree with what I've done and how I've done it, but I knew that I had to do everything I could to protect my family," Harry explained in the docuseries. "Especially after what happened to my mom."

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Meghan sounded equally determined to focus on their children in this chapter of life. “We’ve been really conscious of protecting our kids as best as we can and also understanding the role that they play in this really historical family,” she said in Episode 1.

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As hard as their transition out of the royal family was, it seems like Meghan, Harry, Archie, and Lilibet are all the better for it.

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Harry put it simply, “My wife and I are moving on, we're focused on what's coming next.”

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