Meghan Markle and Prince Harry relocated to Santa Barbra, California in July, having officially stood down as senior members of the Royal Family several months before. During that time, with much of it spent at home due to coronavirus restrictions, a royal expert has said the couple have gone from strength to strength.
Omid Scobie, who co-authored Finding Freedom the tell-all biography about the couple, has claimed Meghan and Harry are “more in love than ever”.
He told OK! magazine: “There was a time when it was just the three of them and they coped without childcare.
“It strengthened them as a couple and Harry and Meghan really are happier and more in love than ever.
“They were living at 100 miles an hour and, had it not been for the pandemic, they probably would have continued that way in their own projects.
“But the pause came at the right time for them to rest and reevaluate what’s important.”
The expert also commented on the couple’s decision to step down as senior royals last year.
He said he believes Harry was behind the move and Meghan simply gave him the confidence to step away from his familial ties.
Mr Scobie said: “I believe Harry very much drove the decision.
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Meghan and Harry have participated in a number of virtual engagements throughout the pandemic, championing the causes close to their heart, such as racism, mental health and social media use.
They have also made a number of commercial signings, such as one with Netflix, and another with Spotify.
The couple shared their first podcast with the latter at the end of last year, which saw Meghan and Harry chat with a number of prominent guests about their experiences of 2020.
Singer Sir Elton John, presenter James Corden, author Matt Haig and tennis player Naomi Osaka are among those to feature on the programme.
The couple’s son Archie also appeared, ending the episode by wishing listeners a happy new year.
The Sussexes secured the Netflix deal last September, where the pair will make a number of documentaries, feature films and children’s programmes.