After being under the tabloid spotlight for a long time now, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could reortedly leave the royal family in the near future.
In the new ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Prince Harry fueled specualtions of them leaving the U.K. and the Royal Family. He saw Cape Town as an "amazing place" where he could base his family.
The prince immediately changed his comment and referred to Cape Town as "a very hard place to live at." Still, they hinted that they want to take a break away from the Royal Family.
Prince Harry and Markle reportedly planned to take a break from Royal duties for six weeks, which they will reportedly split between the U.K. and the U.S.
However, as some royal watchers speculate, this time off could lead to something negative.
Valentine Low, the Times of London's royal correspondent, compared the two with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. According to Low, the royal couple of Windsor became unimportant people after the Duke renounced his throne, and they fear that it would also happen to Prince Harry and Markle.
If Prince Harry spent his time away from the royal family for too long, Low fears that their HRH status would be affected, as well as the support they currently have now.
Whatever their decision would be in the future, the watchers hope that it would be for the best of the royal family.
Running Away From Fear?
Prince Harry said that his biggest fear is when history repeats itself, referencing the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Now, people speculated that this could be one of the reasons why they wanted to take a break from their duties.
U.K. tablods became center of attention after publishing their interview with Markle's father and parts of the letters written by Markle herself before her wedding.Prince Harry then quickly took action and filed a lawsuit against the tabloids for breaching the Data Privacy Act of 2018 (or the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe).
The Duke of Sussex said he just cannot allow his wife to fall victim to the "same powerful forces" that led to his mother's death. What his mother has lived through is something that he is currently protecting Markle from.
Prince Harry strongly stated that his wife is a victim of British tabloids, who do nothing but treat Markle ruthlessly. If leaving the U.K. would help him achieved his life-long wish to protect Meghan, there is a high possibility that they would be leaving soon.
Only time can tell.