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Autoplay Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s journey to financial independence has been a roller coaster ride.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex managed to stir global headlines throughout 2021 as they settled into their new lives in California. From their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that was viewed by nearly 50 million people worldwide, to the arrival of their daughter, Lilibet, the couple faced plenty of ups and downs in the spotlight. It’s safe to say that everyone – including the royal family – wondered, "what’s next?"
As the year comes to an end, here are 15 ways the former American actress, 40, and the British prince, 37, made jaws drop in 2021: ‘Megxit’ becomes official
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry previously announced they were stepping back as senior members of the British royal family. In February, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Markle and Harry wouldn’t be returning as working members of the British royal family. "Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," the statement read. "While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family." Getting real about ‘The Crown’
Prince Harry got candid with his pal James Corden. During a February appearance on "The Late Late Show," Harry told James Corden that he thinks the hit Netflix series is truer than some of the news stories that have been written about him and his wife. "They don’t pretend to be news," Harry explained. "It’s fiction. But it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate…I’m way more comfortable with ‘The Crown’ than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife, or myself. That is obviously fiction – take it how you will. But this is being reported on as a fact because you’re supposedly news."
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER Markle is accused of being a bully Meghen Markle’s team strongly denied the allegations. Just days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sit-down with Winfrey, The Times alleged that Markle faced a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers. However, Markle’s team strongly refuted the claims. "The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma," a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement sent to Fox News. "She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good." The Oprah interview This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, […]