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A New Report Suggests That 'Megxit' Was Actually Harry's Idea

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family in January, the phrase 'Megxit' – modelled on 'Brexit' – began appearing all over the tabloids.

'Megxit' was bandied about as a way to imply that it was Meghan who instigated their plan to step down – something that may have no truth in it at all. 

New reports in the form of leaked insider information from the Duke and Duchess' of Sussex's upcoming tell-all biography have revealed that the term 'Megxit' has "always angered" Prince Harry and their decision to step away from royal life was more his than hers. 

Harry has spoken outwardly about his repeated struggles with public life, something that his mother spoke candidly about, too. 

"That word 'Megxit' in particular has always angered Prince Harry," so says a 'publishing insider', according to The Sun (incidentally, one of the four tabloids the Duke and Duchess have cut ties with).

"It gives the impression that the decision to walk away from the Royal Family was Meghan's."

The source also stated: "The reality is Harry drove that decision. The book will make that clear and explain why it had to happen. The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time. He wanted to move in the direction that they did and had been considering it for more than a year.

"Meghan supported Harry's decision. But there was more than one occasion where she asked him if he was certain it was what he wanted. And she always made it clear she would support him in whatever he did."

All will reportedly be released in the couple's upcoming biography, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of The Modern Royal Family, which is due for release in August 2020.

Penned by Harper's Bazaar royal editor Omid Scobie and Elle magazine's royal correspondent Carolyn Durand, Finding Freedom promises to debunk misconceptions and rumours while revealing unknown details about Meghan and Harry’s life together with the hope of adding clarity to the many royal headlines around the world.

“The aim of this book is to portray the real Harry and Meghan, a couple who continue to inspire many around the world through their humanitarian and charitable work but are often inaccurately portrayed,” journalists Scobie and Durand said in a press release.

“Our mission has been motivated by a desire to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated.

"It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

The publishing house says it was written “with the participation of those closest to the couple,” but the sources will probably stay secret, for obvious reasons.

The book was reportedly set to come out in June, but its release date has been pushed to August due to COVID-19. 

Meanwhile, Meghan has been keeping busy with the premiere of Disneynature's Elephant documentary on Disney+ that Markle narrated. More details on that here

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