Making the decision to relinquish their roles as senior members of the royal family will be tough, not so much for Meghan Markle who only recently became a member of the family, but more so for Prince Harry, as he steps out into a new world.
The Duke of Sussex has always had a bolstered staff to assist him with carrying out day-to-day duties, but now, he’s left in a new world, trying to figure out how to do even the simplest of tasks at the age of 35. According to a royal photographer, the adjustment to becoming a ‘normal person’ will be tough for Prince Harry as he acclimates to civilian life and what comes along with it.
Arthur Edwards, one of the royal photographers, and someone who knows Prince Harry personally, had a chance to speak with The Sun on what he thought would be the most challenging for Prince Harry as he and Meghan began their new life, independent of the crown.
For Edwards, it seemed that the menial tasks would be the most difficult for Harry, like parking a car or doing his taxes, although he also acknowledged the Duke of Sussex could still hire people to perform these tasks. His comments were meant to be taken figuratively, rather than literally it seems, though.
“When I see now this road he’s taken, where he’s got to, more or less, start a whole new career — I don’t feel sorry for him, I wish him well,” Edwards shared with The Sun. “But I hope after a year he rethinks and comes back and rejoins the firm. He’s a boy who’s never had to worry about parking his car, he’s never had to worry about sorting out his tax returns or his insurance.”
According to Edwards, Prince Harry is in for a rude awakening when he realizes how tough life can be, especially since he’s been essentially kept in a bubble his whole life with no real view of what it’s like having to fend for one’s self in life.
“All of this is going to be new to him. No one is going to do that for him now, he’s either going to have to do it himself or employ someone to do it,” the photographer explained. “He’s going to find life, as most of us do, pretty tough. He’s 35 and he’s never had to do anything like that and he may wish he’d never gone down that road.”
Despite the anticipated struggles, Edwards acknowledged that Prince Harry is willing to do anything and everything for Meghan. “Of course, it’s what his wife wants and, as they say, what Meghan wants Meghan gets. He’s so in love with her, he’ll do anything to keep her happy,” Edwards said.
The royal photographer wasn’t convinced that the Duke of Sussex could stay away from his family forever, though. He fully anticipates that the couple will slowly become reintegrated into the royal swing of things as time goes on.
“I don’t think they’ll stay there forever,” Edwards concluded. “I think they’ll be coming back more and more and I think Harry will miss it. I think he will miss life with the family. I mean, America’s great, Canada’s great, but it’s not as great as here and he knows that and I think he’ll be back.”