Meghan Markle and Prince Harry don’t want a totally private life after stepping down as senior royals

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  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family earlier this year for a more private life – so what’s changed?

    What kind of life do Meghan Markle and Prince Harry want?

    Earlier this year, Harry explained how their decision to step down as senior royals was in order lead a more private life, particularly for Archie.

    But royal expert Victoria Murphy has now explained, “Meghan and Harry have taken the Royal Family, the media, and the public into uncharted territory with their decision to walk away from royal life.

    “They have stepped back not in search of a totally private life but for a different kind of public life.

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    This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA

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    “A public life where they can have more control over who gets access to them and what they spend their time on.”

    Harry and Meghan’s focus will now be on using their high-profile status to promote their new charitable organisation, Archewell.

    A source told Town and Country, “They are hands on, working nonstop on the development of Archewell and it’s giving them a lot of energy.

    “They want to see positive and substantive change happen in this world, and they want to lift up the voices and platforms of dynamic and diverse leaders of all kinds who are already making that change a reality.

    “They want to focus on supporting and strengthening community.

    “In a lot of ways, what people have been seeing is Archewell already in motion. And there’s a lot to come.”

    Sounds exciting!

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