Duke and duchess of sussex, prince harry and meghan markle, were introduced by a mutual friend in 2016 and married in 2018. in january 2020, they stepped down as senior royals due to media intrusion and frustrations with buckingham palace over the development of their ‘sussexroyal’ brand. harry maintained his prince title and kept the duke and duchess of sussex titles.
Couple made their move to montecito in california in june 2020 to raise their son archie and focus on their archewell foundation. their daughter, lilibet, was born in 2021. they have since returned to the united kingdom to attend queen elizabeth ii’s platinum jubilee celebration in june 2022 and her funeral in september.
Duke and duchess of sussex have created their own media company, archewell productions, which is making a variety of programmes for netflix. meghan released her children’s book the bench in 2021, and harry’s autobiography, spare, is due to be published in january 2023. harry was recently appointed “chief impact officer” of the californian life-coaching firm betterup. the couple received 95% of their annual income from prince charles in the financial year 2018-2019, with the remainder coming from the sovereign grant. this financial support allowed them to make the transition to their new life in california.