Prince Harry, 35, had opened up about his decision to step down from his royal duties earlier this year at his charity Sentebale’s event. He told guests he had taken a “leap of faith” and said the decision, alongside his wife Meghan Markle, 39, was not taken lightly but said “there was no other option”.
The ball is very much in their court now.
The pair later released a statement, telling fans they planned to balance their time between the UK and North America.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated to Los Angeles with their one-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Since their move, they have been hitting the headlines amid Meghan’s ongoing court case.
Now, former royal correspondent Jennie Bond, 70, has issued her advice to the couple, who tied the knot in May 2018.
Prince Harry and Meghan have been urged to ‘keep their heads above the parapet’ by Jennie Bond
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
She advised the pair to “keep their head above the parapet” if they want to live a private life away from the spotlight.
Jennie began by admitting she believes Meghan had faced “unfair” criticism since joining the royal family.
On how the pair could potentially live a quieter life, she added: “I just hope they can have the privacy that they want but the ball is very much in their court now.
“If they want to be left alone and to be private, then they’ve got to live their lives that way and not keep putting their head above the parapet I suppose.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from their senior royal duties in March
Former royal correspondent Jennie Bond wishes the pair ‘every happiness’
Jennie recently spoke out about the royal couple in Channel 5 documentary Princess Diana, In Her Own Words.
The former BBC star, who reported on the latest royal family news for 14 years, said Harry wanted to leave the royal family before he met Meghan.
Addressing her comments, she said: “Well there had been many suggestions that he wasn’t entirely happy with his royal role for years.
“He was finding it difficult. He was very happy in the army. He had a career, he was just known as another soldier and as an equality, which he really enjoyed I think.
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“Then he left the army, was a bit of a fish out of water, didn’t know what direction to go in and was never convinced that he wanted to take on the royal role permanently.”
“He was never totally comfortable with it I don’t think,” she added.
“He’s made that clear that he had times where he just wanted to walk away, so I’m not one of those who believe Meghan came into the scenario and pushed him out.
“I think she might’ve been the catalyst to make him have the courage of his convictions.”
On what she thinks Princess Diana would’ve thought about the criticism Meghan has faced, she went on to say: “I’m sure she would (have thought it was unpleasant).
“She worried about Harry trying to find a role because he was her second son and she knew that.”
But Jennie believes the late princess would’ve liked Meghan for making her son happy.
Prince Harry and Meghan tied the knot in May 2018 and welcomed their first son together in May 2019.
“I wish them every happiness,” Jennie added of their future.