Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will stop royal duties from the middle of next month to spend time with their families and be able to visit America.
Prince Harry and Princess Meghan made the decision after fulfilling the current commitments and run of engagements, according to a royal source revealed on October 20. However, the couple has no specific plans and it is unclear how long they will take a break. Maybe they will go to England or the US, Meghan’s hometown, the source added.
Harry and his wife will travel to California to visit Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, and welcome Thanksgiving at the house where she spent her childhood. They will then return to the UK to celebrate Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II and royal family.
Meghan Markle and her mother
Confirmation of a break comes hours before an ITV documentary filmed during the couple’s recent South Africa tour is broadcast in the UK. In footage released before its broadcast, Harry described the idea of relocating to Africa as “amazing” but admitted it was unlikely.
“I don’t know where we could live in Africa at the moment,” Harry told reporter Tom Bradby in the short snippet of the documentary. “We’ve just come from Cape Town, that would be an amazing place for us to be able to base ourselves, of course it would.
“But with all the problems that are going on there I just don’t see how we would be able to really make as much difference as we want to without the issues and the judgment of how we would be with those surroundings,” he continued.
In another clip from the documentary, Meghan frankly shared about the pressures she faced when she became a princess and mother before the scrutiny of the media and the public.
“Few people have ever asked me if I’m okay,” Meghan said, trying to hold back her tears. “But that’s the truth going on behind the scenes.”
In the documentary, “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” Harry also says every camera flash takes him “straight back” to the death of his mother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997 when her car crashed as it was being chased by a paparazzo on a motorbike.
When asked if he feels at peace yet about the death of Diana 22 years ago, the duke — who was 12 years old at the time — admitted that his grief was still a “wound that festers.”