MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have had a jam-packed 2019, but have more extraordinary plans that will keep them busy in the US next year. This is what we can expect from the Sussexes in 2020, according to one royal expert.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may have skipped Christmas with the royal family in favour of downtime in Canada but they have kept busy nonetheless. While the couple’s admission to struggling in the royal limelight prompted speculation they may ditch their roles altogether, they have big plans for 2020, a royal expert has claimed.
Not only did the Duke and Duchess welcome their first child, Archie Harrison to the world this year but they also went solo with their own charitable project Sussex Royal.
The modern couple clearly want to increase the profile of their charitable foundation and this is likely to be their key focus in 2020.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “A US launch of their foundation Sussex Royal is rumoured for 2020.
“An official visit to the US in the New Year would in my view be a very good idea and emphasize their extraordinary global charitable reach.”
Royal future What are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s plans for 2020? (Image GETTY)
Royal future: The birth of baby Archie Harrison was a huge royal highlight of 2019 (Image: GETTY)
While Meghan and Harry’s year had highlights, including their successful tour of Southern Africa, it was not without some difficult moments too.
The couple received flack for the way their decision to keep baby Archie’s christening private and for their use of private jets despite campaigning for environmental causes.
Mr Fitzwilliams said: “Harry and Meghan’s handling of Archie’s birth and particularly his subsequent christening highlighted the difficulties in the royal goldfish bowl between their intention of keeping as much as they can private and the desire of the media to know as much as possible.”
He added: “The public had paid £2.4 million for their Frogmore home when Archie is 7th in line to the throne.”
Royal future: The couple kept Archie out of the public eye until they visited South Africa in autumn (Image: GETTY)
Royal future: Their time in South Africa was deemed a huge success (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle’s guest-editing of Vogue in which she put powerful women on the front cover of the magazine also received mixed reviews.
Mr Fitzwilliams said: “Meghan’s guest editing of Vogue was highly controversial and Harry’s interview where he said they were unlikely to have more than two children to help to save the planet led to mockery when it was revealed they had taken several private jets for holidays.”
Mr Fitzwilliams claimed that while the Sussexes autumn tour of Southern Africa was a success their decision to take part in a documentary during it was “unwise.”
He said: “Their trip to Southern Africa was brilliant with Meghan interacting with groups so naturally and Harry following in his mother’s footsteps in Angola.
He added: “The ITV documentary about this confirmed rumours of a rift between the princes and showed how unhappy both Harry and Meghan are in their royal roles, it was most unwise to do this.”
Meghan and Harry are currently in Canada enjoying a holiday with baby Archie and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.
While their precise location has not been confirmed the couple have reportedly been spotted by locals out hiking and jogging in British Columbia.
Royal future: Meghan and Harry are expected to focus on increasing the reach of their charitable foundation Sussex Royal next year (Image: GETTY)
Bev Koffel, who owns the Deep Cove Chalet restaurant in North Saanich told the Vancouver Sun: “Horth Hill’s become a very popular place now.
“And they jog around, so they’ve been seen.”
She added: ”It’s kind of exciting.
“I hope everything goes fine for them.
“They’re breaking away from tradition and I just wish them all the best.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK