Meghan and Prince Harry will have the chance to show more “who they are” in 2021, a source has claimed, as the 12-month royal review period is quickly coming to an end. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially stepped down as senior royals on March 31.
During the following months, they spoke about topics the Royal Family usually shy away from, such as racial inequality and voter registration.
However, the coronavirus pandemic and the safety restrictions in place haven’t allowed the couple to fully show what they want to do with the freedom they gained by relinquishing their roles as working royals.
But sources have claimed Meghan and Harry are gearing up for 2021.
A source told Vanity Fair: “We will see more of them and in a different way to how we saw them as working royals.
“It will be more in line with who they are and the way they want to operate from now on.”
A friend of the couple added the Sussexes are believed to be excited for their future projects – which likely include announcements concerning their yet-to-be-launched foundation Archewell.
The unnamed friend told the magazine: “I think they are very excited about what’s to come.
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“There’s so much people didn’t expect them to be able to do, but they are seeing out the year in their new home with Archie with a very significant deal with Netflix under their belts.
“They actually feel excited about the potential and standing on their own two feet.”
The deal struck by Harry with Prince Charles, Prince William and the Queen at Sandringham in January allowed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to become financially independent as well as live abroad and retain their patronages.
In turn, they lost the right to carry out royal engagements and to use their Sussex Brand royal or HRH styles.
Prince Harry was also stripped of his honorary military titles.
These terms are set to be reviewed in March 2021.
Speaking about the review, a palace source said in February: “The Royal Family and Sussexes have agreed to an initial 12-month review to ensure the arrangement works for all parties”.
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8.15am update: Pregnant Princess Eugenie ‘QUITS’ Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage ‘after six weeks’
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are believed to have left Frogmore Cottage only a few weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle loaned the property to them.
Pregnant Eugenie and her husband reportedly moved into the Windsor residence this autumn.
However, the couple moved back into Kensington Palace just six weeks after it was loaned to them, has reported.
An insider source told : “It is empty again. Why does no one want to live in Frogmore Cottage? What is wrong with the place?”
Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex are said to have loaned the five-bedroom cottage to the royal couple to “start their own family”.
The Sussexes said they were “delighted” to “open up their home” to Princess Eugenie and her husband who are expecting their first child.