• Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not be coming back to the royal family, a columnist claims
  • The change in the law firm is seen as a sign that Megxit is permanent 
  • The couple stepped back as senior royal members in January 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family in January to become financially independent. An outlet now claims that there is one telling sign that Megxit is permanent, which means the Sussexes will not be returning to their post.

Markle and Prince Harry recently filed documents that reveal they will not be represented by the Harbottle & Lewis law firm, which is based in London. This move was taken by several outlets as a sign that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be rejoining the royal family.

Daily Mail columnist Richard Eden confirmed that the pair cut ties with the firm that has represented Prince Harry since his teenage years. It is considered a surprising move since the 35-year-old tapped a senior partner of the law firm, Gerrard Tyrell, to be a director of the charity Sussex Royal.

“It would appear to demonstrate that they have no intention of coming back. The choice of lawyers is of great importance to the Royal Household and Gerrard was a useful neutral link man between the Sussexes and the Palace,” a courtier allegedly told Eden.

The law firm was in charge of the couple’s foundation, Archewell, although it was replaced by the rival Fieldfisher. This occurred despite Prince Harry asking for help from Tyrell in the past when he needed legal advice. The Duke of Sussex also allegedly referred the Harbottle & Lewis to his previous girlfriends, like Chelsy Davis.

“They wanted to instruct their own lawyers, not those also used by the Royal Family. They are on an independent path,” a source told the writer, referring to Prince Harry and Markle.

Prince Harry and Markle left the royal family early this year, a move that was called “Megxit,” in a bid to become financially independent. The couple’s decision sent shockwaves among rumor-mongers as well as those in-the-know, with some expressing concern about how the remaining senior members will step up to cover the Sussexes’ future engagements.

On March 31, the pair officially left their royal posts and headed to the United States, where they are busy putting up their foundation, Archewell, Express reported.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan visited a Cape Town rights group fighting gender violence. POOL / Courtney AFRICA