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Meghan always had an international agenda, wanted her and Harry to be 'roving royals', reveals expert

'I don't think it's a huge surprise they moved overseas,' royal expert Katie Nicholl said
UPDATED MAY 18, 2020
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A royal expert has recently claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted “to be international royals” from very early on. Talking with the Australian website 9Honey, Katie Nicholl said the couple “had an agenda from the outset” to become international “roving royals”.

She also said that there was no surprise when the Sussexes stepped down from the senior royal duties to live a separate life away from the palace, but the speed at which everything happened was definitely a shock for everyone. “The speed at which the Sussexes have turned their lives around has surprised everybody,” Nicholl said, adding: “I don't think it's a huge surprise they moved overseas, that was inevitable. I think the speed at which it's happened has surprised people. They had an agenda from the outset — to be international royals.”

Explaining further, she revealed: “They didn't want to just be stuck in one place. Part of their vision is to be making a difference on the world stage and that entails being international. I was told from a very early stage in their courtship, they had told a friend of Harry's that Meghan met quite early on that they wanted to be international roving royals and that was going to be their focus. So I think this idea that they were going to move away and work overseas was always on the cards but as I say, the speed at which it's happened has definitely been surprising."

Harry and Meghan who tied the knot on May 19, 2018, will celebrate their second wedding anniversary on May 19 in Los Angeles. After leaving London, the pair is currently staying at Hollywood tycoon Tyler Perry's $18 million worth mansion with their son Archie, who recently turned one on May 6.

"If you look at not just the first two years of married life but Archie's first birthday has only just been celebrated and if you look at what's happened within his short life span, it's been pretty epic. They've broken away from the royal family, they've moved home twice — first to Canada then to California and all of this before Archie actually turned one. This is not a couple who like to sit around and twiddle their thumbs. They move quickly and they do seem in quite a hurry to do their thing," Nicholl mentioned.

Meanwhile, another expert has claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have to become financially independent as there is no going back post-Megxit. Royal commentator Marlene Koenig said that there was no turning back now for the duo as it was unlikely that they would reconsider their decision to Megxit in the near future. "Absolutely not, not going to happen. They have made their decision and the Queen has accepted it," she said.

Koenig also gave a hint at which members of the royal family are more likely to step up to fill the gap left by Harry and Meghan by taking a greater amount of responsibilities. "I do see, for example, the Cambridges certainly stepping up, taking on more. Obviously not right now, once we’ve passed Covid-19 and people are able to go out again and live far more normal lives. I also certainly think Sophie (Countess of Wessex, married to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex) will be taking more as well. I don’t think they’re needed," she added.