After several months of frustration and being bullied in the press, it looks like Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made a real decision about their future. On the heels of their bombshell ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, and whispers that they are starting to think about a new baby —the duke and duchess have decided to take a step back from the public eye.
We know that the Sussexes are scheduled to take a six-week-long sabbatical in the coming weeks leading into Thanksgiving. The royal couple, along with their baby, Archie Harrison, will be traveling to Los Angeles, where they will visit Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland.
However, it looks like the sabbatical isn’t the only thing the couple is doing in the coming weeks. According to body-language expert Blanca Cobb, they are restrategizing how they approach royal life altogether.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are focusing on themselves
On November 7, 2019 — the royal couple visited Westminster Abbey for Remembrance Day. According to Cobb, it’s very clear that the pair only trust and have eyes for each other. She explained,
It’s really obvious there’s only one person who has Meghan’s attention, and that’s her husband, Harry. Along with what Meghan and Harry have said about media scrutiny, this image shows that they’re pulling into themselves. They’re still going to engage with the public, but they’re doing so at a distance.
Cobb went on to say that throughout the event, Markle showed a polite disconnect from the public while the prince was focused only on making sure his wife was safe and protected. If you didn’t know, he’s suing several British publications for their continued harassment and continued bullying of the former actress.
Meghan Markle only wants respect
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, the duchess explained she “doesn’t want people to love her.” Cobb explained that the drama that Markle has had with the public has forced her to adjust her approach, especially at major royal outings. She revealed,
If you want someone to perceive you in a certain way, you’re going to act accordingly. I always think that both Meghan and Harry have been very professional with the public. After the media scrutiny, the public’s perception alters, so Meghan will act or show mannerisms that she thinks will allow her to get more respect.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry probably won’t do many personal interviews going forward
The ITV documentary was the couple’s most revealing documentary since their engagement interview on BBC. However, we doubt they will do more in the future. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliam explained to Daily Star,
It was highly unwise to give interviews of this sort which, whatever their appeal to Millennials, has led to ‘concern’ being expressed for Harry and Meghan appearing ‘fragile’ by sources close to William and has led to a source close to the Sussexes talking about Harry and Meghan ‘singlehandedly modernizing the royal family. If they stay I hope they absorb the fall out from this and, during their six-week rest, plan a future where their undoubted talents are used constructively!
We hope that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get the rest and relaxation that they need during their hiatus.