After shocking fans and their own families by announcing their intention to quit in January, Megxit’s official date was March 31.
The couple marked the day, which was at the start of the Covid pandemic and a week after the UK lockdown, with a farewell and thank you message on their now defunct Sussex Royal Instagram page.
The couple used their social media page to share photos from their charity work and occasional family photos, but were forced to shut it down when the Queen banned them from using the word ‘royal’ in their image of Mark.
Their moving statement spoke of the “extraordinarily fragile” state of the world, and the couple asked fans to take care of themselves and those around them.
He also hinted at the non-royal plans they have since announced, saying they were working behind the scenes.
They shared a text image with their royal logo, with the words: “Thank you to this community for the support, inspiration and shared commitment for good in the world. ”
The caption read: “As we can all feel, the world right now seems extremely fragile. Yet we believe that every human being has the potential and the opportunity to make a difference – as we now see across the world, in our families, communities and those on the front lines – together we can. uplift one another to realize the fulness of this promise.
“What is most important today is the health and well-being of everyone in the world and the search for solutions to the many problems that have arisen as a result of this pandemic.
“As we all discover the role we need to play in this global shift and change in habits, we focus this new chapter on understanding how we can best contribute.
“Even if you don’t see us here, the work continues.
“Thank you to this community – for the support, inspiration and shared commitment for good in the world. We look forward to reconnecting with you soon. You have been wonderful!
“Until then, please take good care of yourself and each other. Harry and Meghan.
Meghan and Harry are now using their new charity, Archewell, to promote their business and charity activities.
Since their resignation last year, they’ve made multi-million dollar deals with Spotify and Netflix, and Harry has landed a job at a mental health company.
But their biggest post-royal outing was when they sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a revealing interview about their time in the royal family.
The couple were not paid for the interview, but the network made some money selling it to ITV.