Royal Correspondent Reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Planning to Follow the Queen and Prince Phillip’s Footsteps

Royal Correspondent Reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Were Planning to Follow the Queen and Prince Phillip’s Footsteps

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took a step back from their royal duties in 2020, they haven’t been able to escape the headlines. From speculated reasons behind their Royal exit to the divided public views regarding the same, there is so much spoken and written about the infamous incident. Not to mention, the field day for the news cycle after their interview with Oprah Winfrey surfaced.

Allegedly, there was a whole other plan in place for the Sussexes after their wedding. Talk about ‘what could have been!’ Apparently, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to follow in Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth’s footsteps. Curious to know which pivotal point in the Queen and Prince Philip’s life the couple wanted to mirror? A Royal correspondent gives us the 411.

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Harry and Meghan were set to mimic an aspect of Prince Philip and the Queen’s journey

Valentine Low is a Royal correspondent since 2008 and has written abundantly about the royal family for the Times of London. Low has even traveled with the Queen, the Prince, Princess of Wales, and many other Royals. According to his upcoming Royal Book titled Adapted from Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown, things could’ve been very different had everything gone according to plan. What plan, you ask?

Apparently, before the ill-famed “Megxit,” Harry and Meghan were going to take just a year off from the UK. This intention was in line with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s journey. “Soon after the Queen and Prince Philip married, they’d lived in Malta,” wrote Low, as reported by Mirror. In Low’s reports, Prince Harry and Prince William’s former foreign affairs adviser, David Manning, had proposals in place for the Sussexes.

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They were going to move to South Africa for a year. Presumably, the power couple had numerous projects and humanitarian interests planned for their year-long stay.

A paper was written outlining the options, and the couple were said to like the idea of a year in Africa,” wrote Low.

However, looks like the proposal never met its fruition reportedly because of insufficient money and a shortfall in security.

Would Harry and Meghan still be in the Royal Family if the plan had not gone awry? Let us know in the comments. If you still crave some Royal Drama and more insights into the life of the Late Queen and Prince Philip, The Crown on Netflix is the one for you.

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