Prince Harry and Meghan Markle seem to be enjoying their new lives as commoners in Canada. But some experts don’t think the Duke and Duchess of Sussex fully thought through the logistics of their big move.
Amid reports that Harry and Meghan’s staff has been cut and that the couple has become more independent in their new home, a royal commentator thinks the Sussexes will come to learn how much they needed the support of that staff in the near future.
Sources have said Duchess Meghan was always uncomfortable being waited on by the Palace staff and that she much prefers to do things for herself now that she is in Canada. She is said to be spending time doing her own shopping and cooking.
Prince Harry has similarly been said to be happy with his newly independent life. He regularly pops into sandwich shops to bring home goodies for his family. Harry made history recently by closing his own car door.
Though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are intending to spend half their time in the United Kingdom, they have apparently decided they have no need for an office in the Palace. Reports say all of their staff has been let go and only a few will be reallocated to other areas of the Palace.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have also decided to give up their home in the UK and are planning to repay the $3 million spent renovating Frogmore Cottage.
While Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have decided to step down as senior members of the Royal Family and earn their own income, they still intend to honor their charities and patronages. The couple has already lined up a few major gigs that will be used to donate salaries to charity.
Meghan is signed up with Disney to provide voiceover work to support anti-poaching charities and Harry may be appearing for Goldman Sachs and donating that salary to charity, as well.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are going to miss their UK team’s absence as they continue to pick up gigs and appearances for charitable causes.
Fitzwilliams cautions the Sussexes will likely need help to give each of their charities and patronages all the “attention they deserve.” He does also see the closing of the UK office as deeply symbolic and a message to the United Kingdom that Harry and Meghan are officially finished with the Palace.