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.

“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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