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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry do not want ‘a totally private life’, royal expert claims

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren’t looking for a ‘totally private life’ and instead stepped back from the royal family to gain more control over ‘what they spend their time on’, according to a royal expert.

The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 38, officially quit their senior royal duties in March, and are currently living in LA with their son Archie, aged 14 months.

However, the couple are not seeking a wholly private existence away from the limelight, claims royal author Victoria Murphy.

Speaking to Town and Country, the commentator noted that Harry and Meghan still want a public life but with greater control over their time.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (pictured in London, in March) aren’t looking for a ‘totally private life’ and instead stepped back from the royal family to gain more control over ‘what they spend their time on’, according to a royal expert

‘[Harry and Meghan] have stepped back not in search of a totally private life but for a different kind of public life,’ Victoria said. 

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

The Duke and Duchess’ focus is on using their high-profiles to promote their latest charitable organisation, Archewell.

A source familiar with the couple’s plans told the magazine that they are very ‘hands on’ and are constantly working to develop the foundation.

Meghan and Harry are apparently filled with energy for their project and want to offer a platform to diverse leaders who are encouraging a positive change in the world.

The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex (above, during a recent video call), 38, officially quit their senior royal duties in March after shocking the world with their decision just two months earlier, and are currently living in LA with their son Archie, aged 14 months

The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex (above, during a recent video call), 38, officially quit their senior royal duties in March after shocking the world with their decision just two months earlier, and are currently living in LA with their son Archie, aged 14 months

It comes after a celebrity brand strategist claimed Harry and Meghan are in the ideal position to switch their Sussex Royal Instagram account to their new Archewell Foundation.

Phil Pallen, at philpallen.co, told FEMAIL that Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, could be planning a clever PR move by transferring the 11-million strong fan following they have built up on their Instagram account, to their charity endeavours.

Describing a social media fanbase as ‘the digital equivalent of waterfront real estate’, he predicted that the couple will ‘pivot’ Sussex Royal to Archewell, once the foundation is ‘ready for its reveal’.

Phil told FEMAIL: ‘Now that Harry and Meghan have left the Royal family, they have independence to speak boldly about social movements, politics, and other topics of importance to the couple. 

‘The Sussex Royal Instagram account is a platform and tool that allows Harry and Meghan to communicate with conviction to an adoring audience. 

The Duke and Duchess' focus is on using their high-profiles to promote their latest charitable organisation, Archewell. Pictured, the couple in London, in March

The Duke and Duchess’ focus is on using their high-profiles to promote their latest charitable organisation, Archewell. Pictured, the couple in London, in March 

It comes after a celebrity brand strategist claimed Harry and Meghan are in the ideal position to switch their Sussex Royal Instagram account (above) to their new Archewell Foundation

It comes after a celebrity brand strategist claimed Harry and Meghan are in the ideal position to switch their Sussex Royal Instagram account (above) to their new Archewell Foundation 

‘If Harry and Meghan still have authority over the Instagram account, I suspect that Harry and Meghan will pivot the Sussex Royal account to Archewell when the non-profit is ready for its public reveal.’ 

The couple were forced to drop the Sussex Royal branding as part of their release from The Firm, starting an Archewell Foundation instead, and are thought to be waiting until after the pandemic to announce any further details on their charity or any new social media accounts they may be launching. 

The pair are currently residing in actor Tyler Perry’s Hollywood mansion with their 1-year-old son Archie, were they are keeping a low profile amid ongoing charity work.

They revealed their new charitable foundation ‘Archewell’ in April, which will replace Sussex Royal.  

Unveiling the project, which will incorporate the causes close to their heart, the couple revealed the Greek word in the project Arche – meaning source of action – was the inspiration behind the name of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

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