Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly unhappy but still unlikely to leave their royal rules.

A few weeks ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared emotional on ITV documentary as they opened up about their struggles as royals and first-time parents. Following their interview, there were rumors that they would be leaving the royal family.

However, according to royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams, it’s unlikely that the couple would turn their back from their royal roles. According to him, doing so would be a “seismic step” and would potentially shatter the couple’s global appeal.

“It is perfectly true that in the documentary An African Journey, Harry and Meghan appeared most unhappy and pressurised in their roles as senior royals,” Fitzwilliams told Daily Star. “For months there has been speculation that they might decide to be based abroad for at least part of the year. We know of their love for Africa and obviously the United States has been mentioned. To actually alter their roles in this way would be a seismic step.”

The royal expert pointed out how deeply committed Prince Harry and Markle were in their causes. Also, they have a global reach and a huge fan base which are very helpful especially when it comes to their work on female empowerment, mental illness and gender equality.

“They can only do this effectively as senior royals. Also there is the matter, in time, of Archie’s upbringing. Their base at Frogmore Cottage is taxpayer funded costing £2.4 million so far. To relocate abroad they would need a base, a purpose and the consent of the country involved. The security costs would be enormous.”

Fitzwilliams believed that it was unwise for the couple to give interviews of that sort. He hoped that if Prince Harry and Markle would stay, they would learn their lessons.

Broadcaster Alan Jones also felt that Prince Harry and Markle were complaining about their privileged lives. He deemed their move close to an insult as they were with the poorest of the poor and yet they were carrying on how tough life was.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Oct. 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. Getty Images/Rosa Woods