Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have embarked on a brand new peaceful life in Canada. After struggling in the limelight as senior members of the British royal family, the Sussexes have decided to resign their positions, and become financially independent of the British crown.
From what we understand, the duo plan to split their time between the U.K. and Canada where they just spent a six-week-long hiatus on picturesque Vancouver Island. Shortly after announcing their break with the royal family, the duchess returned to Vancouver Island to be with her infant son, Archie Harrison. Prince Harry has just arrived in Canada after finalizing things with the royals.
Though the Sussexes are seeking a life with more privacy, the paparazzi have already descended upon Vancouver Island.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are thrilled with their new life in Canada
The Sussexes did not step away from their life as members of the royal family on a whim. It was a strategic decision after months of hardship. “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” Prince Harry said in a candid speech.“It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always got it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”
An insider to US Weekly, that the duchess is “so happy” with her new life. “She doesn’t come from millions,” a second source explained. “She’s worked hard to get to where she is today. Meghan loves the idea of being the breadwinner. She has no plans to do another show like Suits, but Harry’s been encouraging her to do more voice-over work, writing, producing and directing in her free time.”
As for the prince, “He’s really excited about the next chapter in their lives.”
We’re going to see a lot more candid photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
On Jan. 21, the paparazzi snapped a photo of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walking her dogs. She had Baby Archie strapped to her chest in a baby carrier as her security trailed behind her. Though she seemed happy, obviously she wasn’t expecting to be photographed.
A day later, the paparazzi snapped photos of Prince Harry arriving in Canada eager to be reunited with his family. However, the Sussexes aren’t exactly pleased with these snaps. According to SkyNews, lawyers for the couples have issues warnings to the paparazzi.
“The Sussexes claimed the pictures were taken without [Markle’s] consent — and that the photographer was hiding in the bushes and spying on her,” SkyNews reported. “They also claimed there were previous attempts to photograph the couple inside their home using long-range lenses and that paparazzi were permanently camped outside their home.”
Canada’s privacy laws are not as strong as those in the U.K.
The Sussexes are used to being photographed. However, these candid photos are a new phenomenon for them. “Now we’ve not only seen Meghan walking the dogs, but Harry arriving at the airport, (and) Meghan taking off from the airport to one of her events last week, so things may have already changed,” NBC News London correspondent Kelly Cobiella told Today. “The privacy rules are really, really strong here [in Britain] in part because of Harry and William, and the days when they were growing up, those privacy rules were put in place to protect them for the large part. Now they’re moving to a place where those rules don’t apply.”
However, a source told TMZ, “They think if the British public aren’t contributing financially then they don’t have the same right to comment on their private life.”