Vanity Fair: Meghan Markle Allegedly Regrets Giving up Acting Career for Royal Life with Prince Harry

Meghan Markle reportedly wasn't prepared for Royal life and regrets giving up life as she knew it as an actress to become a working member of the Royal family.

Sally Bedell Smith, a Royal biographer, is shedding light on what possibly led to "Megxit" by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. In a piece for Vanity Fair, she wrote,

"It is the 21st century, and she was highly unusual [compared to other royal wives] in having been a successful professional woman who was putting aside a whole part of her life to [marry Harry]."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on October 2, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

Smith pointed out that Markle at first, didn't see becoming a part of the Royal family as giving something up, and,

"It seems now that she really regrets having had to give that up, and what she expected to do in the family didn't compare with what she had been accustomed to."

The biographer noted that several members of the Royal family had to give up their careers in service to the crown. An example is Prince Phillip, who gave up a promising career in the navy.

View this post on Instagram

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

Smith acknowledged that the former actress and Prince Harry had a form of a whirlwind romance. The two dated for two years, and Markle did not have enough time to prepare.

While the Royal family seem to support the parents-of-one's move, things between both sides of the divide remain strained.

The biographer pointed out that although Queen Elizabeth was born a Royal, she took the time to transition into a working member of the monarchy. Kate Middleton, on the other, had eight years before marrying Prince William.

View this post on Instagram

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie was christened at Private Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attended the Christening. Photograph 1 was taken in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. Seated (L - R): The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Sussex, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, The Duchess of Sussex, The Duchess of Cambridge ​Standing (L - R): The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge This second photograph of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Archie was taken in the Rose Garden at Windsor Castle. 📷 Chris Allerton /©️SussexRoyal

A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily) on

Interestingly, a source told The Sun that the Queen offered the former "Suits" star a chance to continue with her career before her May 2018 wedding.

She turned it down, believing that working as a patron for charities would be fulfilling.

With the "Megxit," Markle and Harry would continue with their charitable endeavors amid other personal commitments. The couple stepped down from their Royal duties early this month.

View this post on Instagram

What an incredibly special surprise the grassroots led #globalsussexbabyshower was last Sunday! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child. In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need. If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks. If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organisations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days: @thelunchboxfund @littlevillagehq @wellchild @baby2baby The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives! Thank you for sharing the love ❤️

A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on

The two are currently residing in Canada with their son, Archie. While the Royal family seems to support the parents-of-one's move, things between both sides of the divide remain strained.

The only family member close to the couple is Markle's mother, Doria Ragland. She reportedly supported her daughter and son-in-law's decision to live a more private life.

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, and their baby son Archie on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, and their baby son Archie on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

The Duchess remains estranged from her father, Thomas Markle, who recently challenged Prince Harry to a duel. 

From all indications, the only family the mom-of-one needs is her husband, son, and mom, and with them, she has everything.  

Related posts
GettyImages// twitter.com/PageSix
Royal Jan 22, 2020
Meghan Markle's Half-Sister Samantha Accuses the Duchess of Doing Great Harm to the Royal Family after Exit News
Getty images
Relationship Jan 27, 2020
Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle Have Reportedly Not Kept in Touch since Her & Harry's Royal Exit
Getty Images
Royal Jan 10, 2020
People: Meghan & Harry Returned to London as Archie Remained with Meghan's Close Friend in Canada
flickr.com
Royal Jan 16, 2020
Us Weekly: Prince Charles Is Livid with Harry and Blames Meghan for Their Decision to Step Back as Senior Royals