The royal journey of transitioning into a normal couple has been anything but painful for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The decision – that was made last spring took the whole world by surprise – has not been easy for the couple either. With a young toddler in house, starting the journey from the scratch hasn’t been easy.
The royals moved to North America, and chose Los Angeles as their pivotal place to start their royal journey only to relocate eventually to Santa Barbara.
The journey that started with uncertainty; has finally started to borne fruit. The painful labor that the Duchess of Sussex went through, along with every step being in the limelight – and the constant bashing from the tabloids; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have come out as the real warriors.
They were met with unlimited shortcomings on their way, from dismissing their most loyal staff thrice, to going back to Britain amidst the pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic grew and tamed both ends of the Atlantic Ocean, it forced the couple to drop plans to return to the UK for a family visit, since their announcement of exit last spring.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to settle in the quiet suburb of Santa Barbara away from the hustling life of Los Angeles. The couple bought a $14.65 million house in the Montecito community of Santa Barbara, California to settle for good.
It was a very tough choice to make in the beginning, but Harry doesn’t have any regrets on leaving the royal life behind. He is really happy and content in Montecito. “He and Meghan are enjoying the new life in California’- being a normal family and having freedom to make their own decisions without anyone watching them is the best decision they took”, reported by the closest source to the couple.
Fighting with loneliness
One of the biggest hurdles they faced immediately after starting the royal journey was to fight loneliness. As soon as the decision was made to move away from the royal family, the world was hit by a pandemic, closing all doors of a reunion. In a world of unknown, and further to be caged inside the premises due to lockdown paid a heavy toll on the mental health of the couple which further deteriorated due to a miscarriage. The emotional wellbeing was jeopardized, and at one point they felt if the exit was a bad decision after all.
“An almost unbearable grief’. “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second,” Meghan wrote in an article describing her battle with the pain she endured during the miscarriage.
After carving a niche for themselves in mere 9 months, they are at a point now, where their struggle has borne them fruit. They made sure their royal journey is transitioned in to a success; after successfully developing a charity organization, and setting up an empire of a new, audio-first production company named as Archewell-Audio.