The world went crazy when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be stepping down as senior royals.
Prince Harry has caused yet another stir as he has decided to change his name.
Scroll down to find out what he changed it to and why….
Meghan Markle has made her mark on British history.
Prince Harry has made some major changes to his life… including his name, since their marriage back in 2018.
In 2018, Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan was the first American, divorced and black woman to join the royal family.
The couple work together to fulfill their royal duties…
Meghan has taken part in many royal tours and visits all around the world since her wedding.
The world fell in love with the new duchess…
Meghan Markle in 2012 for USA Network’s “Characters Unite ‘I Won’t Stand For____’” campaign.
Her’s was racism and it is what I won’t stand for either. pic.twitter.com/Xjy04KON9i
— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@Jasamgurlie) April 3, 2020
She captured hearts all around the world and has set an excellent example within the royal family.
Cracks began to appear…
Meghan’s entrance to the royal family came under scrutiny with some claiming she “wasn’t royal enough.”
Meghan has also been branded a “diva” since she became royalty.
Meghan was high-maintenance in the palace and servers reportedly quit their jobs due to her behaviour. Despite the reliability of these reports they made headlines.
Meghan and Harry’s habit of flying in private jets caused a stir in the media…
However, Meghan faced most of the heat for this.
Meghan’s parenting style criticized…
The paparazzi mom shamed her by sharing snaps of her awkwardly holding baby Archie. This was completely uncalled for on any new mother.
Meghan talks about living under the constant spotlight of the media…
Meghan revealed she just takes “each day as it comes,” when asked how she manages the constant tabloid attention and lack of privacy.
She added, “I think the grass is always greener. You have no idea. It’s really hard to understand what it’s like. I know what it seems like it should be, but it’s a very different thing.“
Holding back the tears.
“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a ‘stiff upper lip.’ I really tried, but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging,” she explained.
The couple were feeling the pressure of things.
The royal couple announced they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family, on their joint Instagram page.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen,” the post read.
The couple have complete freedom with their lives…
Harry will always continue to remain loyal to his family, while Meghan can pursue other ventures outside of royal protocol.
Nobody expected this to happen…
The pair are said to be “taking a few months off” according to an expert.
Earlier this year the couple stepped down from their royal roles.
As a result they have officially given up their titles and all public funding.
First they rented mansion in Vancouver, Canada…
Then moved to Los Angeles, California with their son Archie.
The couple hope to find their forever home and find work.
Princess Diana planned to move to the same place months before her passing.
Meghan revealed she scored her first job…
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 3, 2020
Apparently she was due to narrate a documentary about elephants on Disney +
The couple were due to announce their future plans.
A royal expert claimed they would take a “few months off” because they “need a break.”
Omid Scobie discussed the strange move on The Heir Podcast.
Saying: “It is interesting because we had such a build-up since January to the departure of Meghan and Harry stepping back as senior working royals. Suddenly on March 31 it sort of crept up on us really quickly, we had the couple announcing the beginning of their transition period over the next year on Instagram.
At the same time, they were announcing that they are closing down their social media and their website and taking a break for the next few months. It’s sort of taken everyone by surprise, I think.”
He continued to say:
“There was so much talk in the press about the couple preparing projects and ready to launch initiatives. When actually it was two people that were like, ‘We need a break too.’“
Meghan and Harry announced that they would be closing down their social media accounts. CTV’s Laney Lui agrees a break is the right move.
Lui claims something new right now would have been “insensitive” for the couple.
People seem to agree.
She said: “I think that is, both on a personal and a professional level, a smart move. No one is moving forward with plans right now, and if you do have plans to move forward with it’s not really a good look to be flaunting that in people’s faces.
Other people are permanently in a no-go zone right now. Nobody is getting any momentum with anything, so for them to be like ‘woohoo, look at us, we have all these things on the agenda,’ it would have been insensitive.”
Meghan and Harry’s farewell message…
They said: “While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community – for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another.“
After dropping their role roles it impacted Prince Harry’s full name.
His new full name has been revealed in registered travel documents.
Prince Harry has dropped his Royal surname.
He no longer uses his HRH title or Mountbatten-Windsor.
He also ditched the surname Wales, which he used both at school, and in the army.
It’s all changed
The Royal Family website noted the following: “The Prince of Wales chooses to alter the present decisions when he becomes king, he will continue to be of the House of Windsor and his grandchildren will use the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.“
What is Harry’s full new title?
Harry has been listed as Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex.
What do you think of the change?
However in our hearts he will still be known as prince Harry.