When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from their Royal duties in 2020 and relocated to the United States, it was widely assumed that they were seeking a quieter, more private life away from the intense scrutiny of the British tabloids. However, according to a Royal expert, Meghan had other ambitions.

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Jane Barr, writing in the From Berkshire to Buckingham newsletter, argues that Meghan Markle “wanted to be a superstar” after leaving her Royal responsibilities behind. Unlike Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, who have chosen a more “quiet” existence, Meghan seemed more inclined toward a life under the public eye.

The concept of Harry and Meghan being “half in, half out” in terms of their Royal roles simply wouldn’t have been feasible. Barr points out that Harry was not just the grandson of the Queen; he was also the son of the future King. Both Harry and William were preeminent royals from birth, while their cousins began as secondary royals and faded into the background over the years.

Meghan’s aspirations went beyond mere privacy. She wanted to take her HRH title and be a superstar in her own sphere on the international stage. Unlike Beatrice and Eugenie, who have regular jobs without flashy, high-profile deals, Meghan aimed for a role “wholly separate from the control of the Crown.”

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As part of their lucrative Netflix deal, both Meghan and Harry are immersed in creating content. Meghan is currently working on a lifestyle and cooking series, while Harry is developing a documentary about his beloved sport, polo. Production for Meghan’s program has already started in Montecito, and cameras have been seen at polo matches where the Duke has participated over the past few months.

In summary, Meghan Markle’s desire for stardom and independence led her to seek a life beyond the Royal family, even if it meant relinquishing her HRH title. Her journey from actress to Duchess to global superstar continues to captivate audiences worldwide.