Harry, Meghan genuinely excited about new chapter after Megxit, look forward to being 'the couple they want to be'
The day has finally arrived when Harry and Meghan Markle will officially quit as senior members of the royal family — a historic decision they announced in January.
While people wonder what the pair's new normal would look like post-Megxit, a source said that they are actually excited to step into the next chapter of their lives.
It is a path that both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose for themselves and hence they have no reason to complain now. "They are genuinely excited about the next chapter," a source told Vanity Fair. "It hasn't been an easy time for them but they are looking forward to starting a new chapter and being the couple they want to be."
Despite no longer being a part of the British monarchy, neither Harry nor Meghan have any plans of slowing down their humanitarian work now that they have the independence to pursue any project they like.
"They really want to make a difference on a global level and they are very ambitious about what they want to achieve," the insider added.
The report came after the couple signed off from their official Instagram account on March 30 with a post thanking their followers for sticking with them through their journey and urged them to stay safe amid the novel coronavirus outbreak across the globe.
"As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile. Yet we are confident that every human being has the potential and opportunity to make a difference — as seen now across the globe, in our families, our communities and those on the front line — together we can lift each other up to realize the fullness of that promise. What’s most important right now is the health and wellbeing of everyone across the globe and finding solutions for the many issues that have presented themselves as a result of this pandemic," the couple wrote in a joint statement.
"As we all find the part we are to play in this global shift and changing of habits, we are focusing this new chapter to understand how we can best contribute. While you may not see us here, the work continues. Thank you to this community - for the support, the inspiration and the shared commitment to the good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You’ve been great! Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and of one another."
One of the reasons that Harry and Meghan have to bid goodbye to their "@SussexRoyal" Instagram page is because of the word "royal" in it, which the Queen banned them from using in any of the brand names post-Megxit. The decision to forego the usage of the phrase was confirmed by the duo on their website, through a statement that was deemed controversial because it appeared to take a dig at the 93-year-old monarch.
"While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ or any iteration of the word ‘Royal’ in any territory (either within the UK or otherwise) when the transition occurs Spring 2020," the statement said.