The Royal Tea pt. 2

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Clara Cianfarano

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave the royals behind and walk into their new life (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano).

Once leaving their Royal life behind, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved across the ocean. They found themselves in Canada and spent multiple months there as they were wrapping up the last of their Royal engagements. However, they quickly decided that Canada was not the place for them, resulting in their move to Los Angeles, California.

“With all the negativity that Meghan has faced, I imagine that she’s just trying to be happy at this point. Acting is probably something that brings her joy and positivity, which is probably beneficial at this point in her life,” said senior Maddie Gagne.

After leaving their royal responsibilities, it was suspected that Meghan Markle was going to get back into acting. It is now known that she has since started pursuing her acting career once more after taking a break to be a royal. “Elephant,” a newly released Disney documentary, is narrated by Meghan; this is her acting gig in 2 years. Many were shocked to see her lend her voice to the documentary, as it is a nontraditional ‘job’ for a royal, while others saw it coming. People may now have a reason to believe they left their royal duties for the former actress to jump back into her career.

“I don’t think they’re trying to stay in the media spotlight,” said Gagne.

With Meghan starting to slowly get back into acting, it may have some consequences for the young family. One being media attention intensifying and possibly becoming overwhelming for the couple. Everyone will want to know what project she is working on next and the media will keep the spotlight on them until they do so.  Also, most of the world already knew they weren’t going to completely be able to escape the limelight because of their rather loud exit from the royal family. As a result, it may become problematic for the simpler life they had hoped for when taking all of this on.

“Just because they are celebrities does not mean it is the government’s job to protect them,” said senior Joseph Gibson.

Many factors played a role in the move from Canada to California. The biggest one was when the Canadian government announced they will not help Harry and Meghan with security costs. They also said that they would not send federal police to help the force already assigned to them. Now that they are living in Los Angeles there is a major question on everyone’s mind: who is going to fund their security now? However, the answer quickly became clear as President Trump announced the following in a tweet: “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

“I do think that the Queen is still responsible for them because, at the end of the day, they are still a part of her family and she should support them and their decisions,” said senior Kamryn Mattison.

As of right now, the Queen is not providing Prince Harry and Meghan with security. She quietly and privately criticized the couple for stepping down, but, ultimately, gave her approval and showed support. The young family is still welcome with the Queen; after-all, they are still her family and she loves them just as the rest of the royal family members do.

“They obviously believe that is what’s best for themselves, so people shouldn’t criticize them so much,” said Mattison.