Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Started Plotting Royal Exit

Looking back, at least publicly, we began to sense unease between the Sussexes

and the royal family around the time of their visit to South Africa in September 2019.

Only four months later, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle famously stepped

back as working royals, and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ever since.

But, according to longtime royal biographer Andrew Morton, speaking recently on

“Pod Save the Queen,” the couple planned their exit from royal life far sooner than we thought

just six months after their royal wedding in May 2018

Harry was having conversations in a London hotel with Oprah Winfrey back in November 2018,

just six months after they’d been married,” Morton says. “So, they were thinking about a different direction of travel pretty early on.”