Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced in early January 2020 that they would be taking a step back from the royal family. The announcement followed several months of speculation and signalled a huge wave of change about to hit the British monarchy. Indeed, these new arrangements are also likely to have a profound effect on Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie.
In October 2019 the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey aired on TV channel ITV in the U.K. It chronicled the couple’s ten-day visit to Africa, as well as their experience as royals and new parents. Both mom and dad were remarkably candid, with Meghan revealing how hard she’d found it to adjust to the press attention that comes with being a royal.