It may seem like yesterday, but exactly a year ago Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world by announcing that they would have distance themselves from their senior positions in British royalty. Since then, a lot has changed in the couple's life. The two transformed their routines and plunged into new businesses showing themselves to be today's major influencers. Check out what has changed in the last 12 months:
In March 2020 Meghan and Harry performed their last services as members of British royalty. Among his commitments were the Endeavor Fund Awards, the Mountbatten Festival of Music and the Commonwealth Day service. It is worth remembering that on this last occasion, several images showed the discomfort between the Dukes of Sussex and those of Cambridge, with photos that gained worldwide prominence and further raised the debate about a rivalry between couples .
With the departure of British royalty the couple lost the titles of "Royal Highness". But it is worth mentioning that today they still have the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
After the couple's announcement, the two moved to Canada, settling in Vancouver with little Archie . This change did not last long and soon the family was already making a new trip and settling in Los Angeles. Today, the three live in their own home in Montecito, California.
Payment of construction costs at Frogmore Cottage
In their time in British royalty, Meghan and Harry moved to Frogmore Cottage, which underwent a major renovation to better suit the couple's wishes. According to the report on Sovereign Grant, all changes to the residence cost £ 2.4 million (on average R $ 11.6 million) in public money. In September the couple managed to pay that amount again.
The couple launched Archewell , which today is an organization and has three strands: the Archewell Foundation, Archewell Audios and Archiewell Productions. Through it, the couple will be able to maintain a non-profit organization, as well as make great productions of videos and series. It is through it that Meghan and Harry launched their podcast in December 2020.
Meghan and Harry appeared in a video about the 100 most influential figures of 2020 for Time magazine, encouraging the American people to vote.
Rumors about book launch
First excerpts from the book "Finding Freedom", which tells the story of the couple, leaked during the year and rumors that British royalty was concerned with the launch of the production took more and more shape.