• Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to leave the royal family suggests that life on the pedestal is not worth living
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opened up about their struggles as royals in a documentary
  • Netizens slammed the couple for complaining about their privileged lives

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the royal family suggests that life on the pedestal is not worth living.

In January, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family. They immediately flew to Canada after the bombshell announcement. According to recent reports, Prince Harry and Markle have already moved to the U.S.

The Sussexes officially became non-working royals on April 1. In their announcement, the couple said that they would work to be “financially independent.“

According to English writer and journalist Rebecca Mead in an article for The New Yorker, the couple has a “fractured fairy tale.” She also stressed that Prince Harry and Markle’s decision to turn their backs from their privileged lives suggested that “life on pedestal is not a life worth living.”

Dickie Arbiter, former press secretary at Buckingham Palace, said that Prince Harry and Markle’s departure would make the Queen sad. However, he felt that the British are stoic about it.

“It is sad for the Queen—at ninety-three, the last thing she wants to see is her family disappear into the sunset—and it is also a letdown for the British people,” Arbiter told Mead.

“But the British people are stoic, and they get on with it. And, if that’s what Harry and Meghan want, good luck to them.”

Back in October, in the ITV documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” the couple opened up about their lives as royals. Prince Harry and Markle didn’t hide their pain and struggles as first-time parents who are constantly being targeted by negative reports from the press.

Interviewer Tom Bradby asked Markle how she was doing and the duchess was emotional saying that she was “existing, not living.” She also thanked Bradby for asking because “not many people have asked if I’m okay.”

However, not many were touched by Markle’s interview. Some even slammed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for complaining about their privileged lives.

“I went from not caring whatsoever about the British royal family to actively disliking Harry and Meghan based on these documentary interviews. A princess complaining about her life and a prince airing his problems with his sibling, just urg,” Karol Markowicz wrote on Twitter.