• N. Bantu Key

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle turned down freedom from the Royal Family Before They Married.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have given up their Royal family status as we reported a few days ago. New and surprising information has just surfaced which alleges that the lovely couple was given a way out of the royal family before they tied the knot.

Prior to their wedding, Queen Elizabeth allegedly pushed for a longer transition period for Meghan that would have kept her out of the royal spotlight. But Meghan and Harry turned down the offer and became working members of the monarchy shortly after their $25 million wedding.

Giving up a status of honor is not the first for Megan. Before their engagement, Megan Merkle was making big impacts in Hollywood, staring in the popular legal drama, Suits, and she seemed poised for a successful career in the entertainment industry.

Priorities changed when she started dating Harry. When he proposed to Meghan, she decided to give up acting altogether and become a full-time member of the royal family. But the scrutiny Meghan and Prince Harry faced after their wedding has proved too difficult for them to handle.

At the beginning of 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were stepping away from their royal duties siting a desire for financial independence and to raise their son “with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born” while leaving the U.K. as reasons for their decision.

Following intense discussions, Queen Elizabeth released a statement confirming that Harry and Meghan will be leaving the royal family to lead a more private life. The transition is likely to be finalized sometime this spring.

“I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life,” Queen Elizabeth shared.

Before Meghan and Harry Got married, Queen Elizabeth reportedly reached out to them with an offer that would make Megan's transition into the royal family a lot smoother. According to The Sun, Queen Elizabeth wanted Meghan to take on a lesser role in the family that would allow her to continue acting.

“From the early days, the Queen really wanted to agree on a smooth transition for Meghan,” a source claims. “The offer would have allowed her to carry on her career but she was happy to stop acting to become a working member of the royal family.”

At the time of her wedding, Meghan discussed leaving her acting career behind and said that she was excited to begin a new chapter in her life. She also stated that she had put everything she had in her career and felt like it was a good time to step away.

Fast forward two years and palace officials are reportedly frustrated by Megxit because they believe it could have been prevented if Meghan and Prince Harry had accepted Queen Elizabeth’s offer.

They are also disappointed because it seems like Meghan and Harry were pressured into quitting, which could not be further from the truth. The royal family has not confirmed the rumors about Queen Elizabeth’s offer.