Life after "Megzit": 5 reasons why Prince Harry may regret his decisionBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/life-after-megzit-5-reasons-why-prince-harry-may-regret-his-decision
Despite the fact that the decision to leave the British royal family was positioned as balanced and thoughtful, royal experts are sure that the Duke of Sussex does not fully understand how much his life will change. And when he realizes everything, he can greatly regret the choice he made.
Harry always "wanted to change his status." The prince is not very worried about the loss of the royal title, however, journalists suggest that there are several things that the Duke of Sussex will later regret greatly.
When Meghan and Harry announced their resignation from royal duties, Elizabeth II went to meet them. The Queen provided her grandson with the necessary freedom of action and expressed words of support, but at the same time deprived him of much.
So, the couple was left without the titles "His and Hers Royal Highness" (His/Her Royal Highness) and from now on can be presented exclusively as "the Duke and Duchess of Sussex", without a special "prefix".
In addition, Harry and Meghan will have to compensate for the repair of their cottage in Frogmore from their own funds. It is worth noting that the residence was renovated by a couple with money from a Sovereign Grant, which caused extreme dissatisfaction with the British.
Prince Harry during his studies at Eton, June 2003
One of the things Prince Harry constantly complains about is the increased attention of the public and the media. Experts have suggested that, on the one hand, he wants to get rid of it, on the other hand, when he receives the illusory privacy he is asking for, he is unlikely to be able to live an "ordinary" life.
Journalists will continue to follow him and his family, the number of publications (including unflattering ones) in the press will not decrease, but now Harry has become an "ordinary" celebrity without special privileges available to the "main" members of the BCS. In addition, after losing their special status, the media will finally have their hands free — they will no longer have to comply with the unspoken rule regarding the taboo on publishing paparazzi photos.
Prince Harry was born into the royal family and he has spent his entire adult life having a high level of influence and power that others (even as a member of the BCS) can only dream of. Obviously, when a person is used to having everything "by default", he does not understand the value of these things.
In addition, the prince has never had to support himself, and now that the Sussex have become "financially independent", the money issue can make its own adjustments to the relationship between Harry and Meghan, and — according to observers — make His Highness regret leaving the family.
Harry while serving in Afghanistan, 2008
Prince Harry has built a fairly successful military career, and has repeatedly noted how important it is for him. He served two terms in Afghanistan, received the rank of captain of the Army Air Corps and took a direct part in the fighting (it is known that Harry destroyed one of the field commanders of the Taliban organization banned in the territory of the Russian Federation).Having renounced his royal duties, Prince Harry also lost all official military appointments: the ranks of Captain-General of the Royal Marines, honorary commander of the Air Force and others. However, the Duke of Sussex will still remain the patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, which he founded to support wounded and sick servicemen and veterans.
As a full-fledged member of the royal family "working" for the monarchy, Harry represented Her Majesty the Queen as head of state during foreign trips. Despite the fact that Harry and Meghan say that they will continue to support the British Commonwealth and do charity work, they will no longer be official representatives of Elizabeth and will be able to go on tours only as individuals.
Elizabeth and Prince Harry, 2015
You can remember for a very long time all sorts of scandals related to the BCS, the tragic fates of Margaret and Diana, but the fact remains that the BCS is indeed the most powerful and cohesive family in the UK.Harry was Her Majesty's favorite grandson and the youngest son of the future king — he was surrounded by love and was allowed a lot. And no matter what he did, the family was always ready to support and even "cover" him.
Of course, even after the "Megzit" Harry will remain a beloved grandson, son and brother, but his connection with the Windsors will have a different character — his beloved grandmother and father will no longer be around. And Archie will never feel the unity of the royal family at all. Experts are sure that over time, Harry will regret that his son will not have the experience of family relationships that he had.