Prince Harry Is "Angered" by the Term 'Megxit' Because It Wasn't Meghan Markle's Idea to Leave the Royal Fam

"The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time."

  • Prince Harry reportedly really, really doesn't like the term 'Megxit'
  • That's partially because he was the one who "drove" his and Meghan Markle's exit from the royal family.

As royal nerds will know, a new biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is set to hit shelves on August 11. And what makes this book different from other things written about your fave royals is that, according to the book's publisher, it was written "with the participation of those closest to the couple," meaning that it will include major tea.

And thankfully for those of us with absolutely no patience, some insider intel from the biography is already being leaked. Just yesterday, a ~publishing insider~ talked to The Sun about the book's contents, sharing how Harry felt about the reaction to him and Meghan leaving the royal family. Apparently, he was pretty upset by how people attributed the decision to Meghan, with the insider sharing, "That word ‘Megxit’ in particular has always angered Prince Harry. It gives the impression that the decision to walk away from the Royal Family was Meghan’s." The source also adds:

The reality is Harry drove that decision. The book will make that clear and explain why it had to happen. The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time. He wanted to move in the direction that they did and had been considering it for more than a year. Meghan supported Harry’s decision. But there was more than one occasion where she asked him if he was certain it was what he wanted. And she always made it clear she would support him in whatever he did.

So make a mental note: Leaving the royal family was Harry's idea, and if you even meet him, don't use the term 'Megxit'!

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