Read to find out what changed Meghan Markle's perspective.
The exit of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Royal family sent shockwaves across the UK and the world. Leading up to the moment, there were many instances of smoke on the horizon until the fires finally caught up and the Sussexes decided to separate themselves entirely.
That being said, it is reported that there are some elements pertaining to Royalty that Meghan wants to hold on to.
A bitter separation
Up until the Sussexes officially announced their decision to take a step back from their Royal duties, it was a barrage of rumors and the couple expressing bits and pieces of their experience. This left the majority of what they were going to up to the imagination of others, particularly tabloids.
It wasn't until the couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey in the infamous CBS interview that were they able to express the breadth of the situation, reports CNN. During the interview, Meghan opened up about having suicidal thoughts while carrying out her duties as a senior Royal family member, remarks that were brought up in terms of the skin color of her child, receiving no support from the institution, etc.
Rejecting Royal elements
The Huffington Post reported on the interview with Oprah and specifically noted that certain Royal family members highlighted how Meghan and Harry's children wouldn't be given titles, which meant that they wouldn't receive the security that's given to children of Royal family members.
Meghan noted that a title wasn't very important for the couple, saying 'all the grandeur surrounding this stuff is an attachment that I don’t really have.' That being said, this also meant that their children would lack protection from any potential threats.
[There was the] idea of our son not being safe, and also the idea of the first member of color in this family not being titled in the same way that other grandchildren would be.
This is seemingly one of the reasons the couple decided to move away from the Royal family, and instead, focus on establishing their roots in the US. However, the importance of a title is still something that needs to be addressed by the couple, as Prince Harry is the fifth in line in terms of succeeding the throne.
A change of heart
Speaking to The Daily Mail, Neil Sean, who is a Royal commentator, states that Meghan has changed her opinion on keeping the title after speaking to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. This reportedly motivated Meghan to take the necessary actions to ensure that Archie and Lilibet receive their titles in time.
Harry and Meghan are very, very keen to cling onto those royal titles. After much deliberation, Meghan decided that the titles would be a good thing, not just for her but for both her children too.
Meghan has become very friendly with senior members of the monarchy, predominantly Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice. After this, Meghan realized how useful a title can be, particularly when you want to move in the correct circles.
This is essentially a reversal of the opinions that were stated in Oprah's interview and highlights the notion that Prince Harry and Meghan don't entirely want to cut ties with the Royal family. Additionally, Prince Harry's memoir is set to release on 10 January 2023, and the tone and contents of that memoir in context to the Crown could ultimately decide the future of Prince Harry and Meghan's children within the Royal family.