Earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they had decided to step back as “senior” members of the British royal family. The U.K. tabloids blamed the decision on Meghan and immediately, the press branded the departure as ‘Megxit’.
Now, after months of “Megxit” speculation, it appears the split wasn’t Meghan’s idea; according to the The Sun it was Harry’s.
According to this: Finding Freedom – said to have been written with the couple’s knowledge – will shatter the notion the American actress is the driving force behind the pair.
On Saturday night a publishing insider said: “That word ‘Megxit’ in particular has always angered Prince Harry. It gives the impression that the decision to walk away from the Royal Family was Meghan’s.
“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.”
Speaking at a charity event he said: “Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve.
“For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this. The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly.
“It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.”
Contrary to reports, the book – published worldwide on August 11 – will not be detailing the 38 year old Suits star’s ongoing fallout with her dad Thomas.
The source added: “The book – as the very woke title suggests – is very much about the ‘journey’ Meghan and Harry are embarking on.
“It will focus closely on the causes Meghan and Harry want to focus on, and the new life they are leading.
“The book won’t address things that have been said about them by Thomas (Markle). This matter is being dealt with in court and that’s where Harry and Meghan think it should stay.”
The 368-page tome is said to be an “honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.”