Royal Exit: Prince Harry Was "Adamantly Opposed" To One Year Trial Period
When the terms of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit were discussed in early 2020, the Duke reportedly was pretty adamant when it came to one particular point. The couple was offered a one year review period in which they could decide to come back and resume their royal duties but Prince Harry did not want to have the option to return, insisting on a clean break.
The announcement of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's royal exit in January 2020 was one of the royal stories of the year so far, and there is still some new details emerging about the Duke and Duchess' departure from the U.K. The Times has now revealed an interesting new fact about the terms of Harry and Meghan's exit from the royal family.
Prince Harry was "adamantly opposed to the review process"
According to the report, the couple was offered a one year review period during which they could actually decide to come back and resume their previous positions within the family. But Prince Harry was strictly against anything like that and he insisted on a clean break while meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and his brother Prince William.
A source told The Times that "he was adamantly opposed to the review process," and added that Harry really did not want the press to be able to write about how they had the option to change their minds: "Under no circumstances would they ever admit 'this was a big mistake'."
A different source said that the review period was to be put in place for them so they could return to the family in some capacity, but not as full-time working royals. The insider said: "Do I rule out them taking on roles for the family in the future? Absolutely not. But a full-scale return soon is not likely. That is not down to animosity or anything like that. They have not yet reached what they were seeking to do."
This past weekend, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle actually released a statement on Finding Freedom, saying that the couple "were not interviewed and did not contribute" to the tell-all book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand that focuses on Harry and Meghan's life together and their departure from the royal family.