After stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family last year, the couple have been living in California. But a royal source has claimed the Duke of Sussex was “isolated” during the coronavirus pandemic.
An insider said: “It was incredibly isolating for Harry – to be so far from home when all of this was going on.
“It’s been a really tough year for him.
“Most people make adjustments to their lives slowly but for him everything just went at once.”
Another source close to the couple claimed they took a “huge leap of faith” when they embarked on their new life.
They told People Magazine: “Meghan and Harry took a huge leap of faith to embark on their new life.
“The year started out with a lot of excitement and anticipation.
“Harry was finally doing what he’d wanted to do for years, and to have Meghan and Archie with him was all he could have asked for.”
They added: “Despite everything that has been going on this year, they don’t regret their move to the US; they love that they are able to focus on projects and causes that are important to them.”
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“I’m sure it never crossed Harry and Meghan’s minds about The Crown, possibly being negative or damaging when they got their wonderful contract from Netflix.
“But the problem is that they left those gold standard advisers when they left Buckingham Palace when they turned their back on the help that they were getting.”
The new season of The Crown portrays Prince Charles’ marriage to Princess Diana, his affair with Camilla and the Princess of Wales’ eating disorder.
Royal experts have lashed out at the latest season, with Richard Fitzwilliams saying Charles is portrayed as “selfish and insecure”.
He said: “He is self-pitying and brutal to Diana after, for example, her success in New York.
“His physicality is curious, it heightens the aura of inadequacy which this portrayal emphasises.
“He is in love with Camilla but viewers will not sympathise with this portrayal.
“It is made clear that he is a product of an extremely dysfunctional family.”
The new series stars Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin as Prince Charles and Diana respectively.
The Crown is set to cover events up to the early 2000s.