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People Are (Unsurprisingly) Blaming Meghan Markle For Prince Harry's Departure From The Palace

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By Carolyn B.

Last week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dropped a bombshell of an announcement that put not only the UK but the entire world on the edge of their seats. The young couple has decided to give up their glamorous palace life and will be stepping down as "senior" members of the royal family.

After an avalanche of tweets, memes, and general confusion, people are now trying to figure out why this decision was made. One source claims to have an inside scoop.

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New Beginnings

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The announcement was made through a now-infamous Instagram post that laid out plans for the couple's future. They intend to split their time between the UK and North America -- Meghan is from Canada and has worked as an actor in the United States of America.

Harry and Meghan plan to open a charity and still intend to honor the Queen and Harry's royal family. The couple's new baby, Archie, seems to be a centerpiece behind the family's decision to leave.

But Why

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Following the announcement, rumors and theories spread fast as people tried to piece together what was happening. Some have pointed to the supposed feud between Princes William and Harry and their wives Kate and Meghan.

Some took things darker as video of Prince Harry commenting on the behavior of the British press circulated, with some conspiracy theorists making claims that the prince fears for his wife's life due to the traumatic loss of his mother Princess Diana in a car crash.

A Double Standard

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Those blaming the media may be correct ... to a point. The theories about murder plots might be a bit farfetched, but Meghan has had more than her fair share of mistreatment by the press. The actor has been compared to Princess Kate for years now, living under constant scrutiny for any and everything, right down to how often she touched her baby bump.

Harry has repeatedly warned the British media to leave his family alone in an effort to ease Meghan's stress.

Pointing Fingers

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A full week later, the scrutiny continues. Now blame is hurled at Meghan as some claim she worked to convince her husband to leave his position in the royal family.

An unnamed source says Meghan pressured Harry because palace life was "not working" out for her. The claim is that Prince Harry feels torn between his two families and is tortured with the decision. The source claims the choice to split time between the two continents is not something Harry really wants.

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