Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are ‘genuinely excited’ about the next chapter and are looking forward to being ‘the couple they want to be,’ source tells Vanity Fair
- Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, will officially drop their titles today
- They are looking forward to being the couple ‘they want to be,’ source claimed
- Added royal couple are ‘very ambitious about what they want to achieve’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will officially step down as senior royals today, but it’s the symbolic end of a difficult period in their lives – and the start of an exciting new beginning, a source has claimed.
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, will drop the royal from their titles today after giving up their positions as senior members of the Firm.
‘They are genuinely excited about the next chapter,’ a source said, speaking to Katie Nicholl for Vanity Fair.
‘It hasn’t been an easy time for them but they are looking forward to starting a new chapter and being the couple they want to be. ‘
Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their son Archie during their royal tour of South Africa in Cape Town on September 25, 2019
They added: ‘They really want to make a difference on a global level and they are very ambitious about what they want to achieve.’
It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their final Instagram post to their Sussex Royal account on Monday evening – before they stepped down.
The couple, who are rumoured to be living in Malibu with 10-month-old Archie, promised to continue their charity work behind the scenes, and revealed they were focusing ‘the new chapter to understand how to best contribute’.
Encouraging followers to be strong and positive amid the pandemic, they thanked fans for their support and said they looked forward to ‘reconnecting soon’, with the post reading: ‘Thank you for your support, inspiration and commitment to the good in the world.’
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will drop the royal from their titles today after giving up their positions as senior members of the Firm, posted a message to their account on Monday evening
A spokeswoman for the Sussexes said the post marked their transition from working members of the royal family.
‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would prefer that in the immediate weeks and months, the focus remains on the global response to Covid-19,’ she said.
She added: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the next few months focusing on their family and continuing to do what they can, safely and privately, to support and work with their pre-existing charitable commitments while developing their future non-profit organisation.’
While the couple have paused their plans as the world battles with the coronavirus pandemic, Meghan has already voiced a Disney documentary on elephants – marking her first gig after quitting the royal family.
Her fee for the project is going entirely to the Elephants Without Borders charity – an organisation dedicated to conserving wildlife and helps protect the animals from poaching.
Meghan agreed to do the voiceover after a direct request from filmmakers, and it is understood that she recorded it in London this autumn after seeing footage of the documentary.
The Duchess of Sussex’s first gig after quitting the royal family has been revealed – with Meghan voicing a Disney documentary on elephants (pictured with Prince Harry)