Earlier this year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex created an international stir. The couple has always made headlines for bucking tradition but their Instagram announcement last year shook the royal world and took the internet by storm. Meghan and Harry announced they would be stepping down from royal life in order to focus on their family. New rumors about their intentions have been flying after Meghan was photographed strategically hiding her belly. Did the popular royal couple plan their break in order to have another baby?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex caused a worldwide sensation when they announced they would be stepping back as senior members of the royal family to lead more private lives. The couple made this groundbreaking announcement via Instagram earlier this year. Royal fans across the globe were shocked when the news broke. It’s very rare for a member of the royal family to step down from their public role. The couple vowed not to let down the public who adore them.
Prominent members of the Windsor family, including her majesty the Queen, have spoken out about the split. The royal family supports their beloved Prince and his wife in their desire to focus more on Archie and their private lives. In a warm statement, the Queen said she will always love and support her grandson but the decision did come as a shock. The Windsors do wish Harry and Meghan would carry on their royal duties. Many were disappointed by the announcement.
Both Meghan and Harry expressed their desire to become financially independent. They chose to walk away from the Sovereign Grant which would provide them with $2 million a year in income. The couple is more than capable of making it on their own. Meghan has both her incredible acting chops and business acumen to rely on. Harry has no shortage of valuable skills. His military career and extensive charity work have prepared him to earn a living on his own.
Fans of the couple have begun to question if it was more than a desire for more privacy and career opportunities that led the pair to step down. Photos have recently surfaced in this Meghan is striking a familiar pose. Shortly before she announced her first pregnancy the Duchess was seen departing a plane in Australia. She strategically held a stack of file folders in front of her growing baby bump to keep her exciting condition secret. Meghan was recently spotted an airport holding her laptop bag in the same way.
Speculation is now flying that Harry and Meghan planned a second pregnancy before they made their now infamous Instagram post. The couple made it clear this decision was in part to focus more on their family. Could they have meant that they planned to expand the family by one? The Duke and Duchess have also announced their plan to split their year between the UK and North America. It’s possible this move was to allow little Archie more time with both sides of his family.