In January 2020 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from their senior roles working for Queen Elizabeth II. Because of their struggle to see eye to eye with the royal family, their exit became permanent in February. After they fulfilled their final engagement in March, the two relocated to California. Also in March, the couple opened up about their experience in the palace in regards to bullying and racism towards Meghan leading to mental health concerns which forced their exit. During the CBS tell-all Harry shared, “I took matters into my own hands. It was, like, I need to do this for my family. This is not a surprise to anybody. It’s really sad that it’s gotten to this point, but I’ve got to do something for my own mental health, my wife’s and for [our son] Arichie’s as well, because I could see where this was headed.”
Prince Charles casually laughed off a question he received about the interview and Prince William shut down all allegations that his family was racist. Buckingham Palace responded in a statement as well saying, “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” the March 9 statement read. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”
And now, Lifetime is making a movie about it.