Even the Queen was forced to acknowledge the press’ behaviour in her statement on Harry and Meghan’s exit. “I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life,” she said.
Not too unusual
But Meghan and Harry are not the first royals to create a furor. In the early 2000s, another scandal forced two other members of the family to take a step back from their jobs. We’re talking about Harry’s uncle and aunt: Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.