Prince Harry reportedly thought about quitting the royal family even before he and Meghan Markle tied the knot.

A source told The Sun that the Duke of Sussex has been very unhappy with the royal family for quite some time. As such, the seeds of Megxit were planted even before he married the Suits alum.

While dating Markle, Prince Harry discussed the direction that he was planning to take with his then-girlfriend. And the Duchess of Sussex supported her husband’s desire to lead a more normal life.

Meanwhile, the insider also claimed that Prince Harry was upset after he heard the term Megxit. After all, the word seemingly suggests that it was Markle that encouraged him to quit the royal family.

The insider said that Prince Harry was the one that drove the decision to quit The Firm. And his and Markle’s book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family will make this clear and explain why it had to happen.

According to New Idea, Prince Harry dropped signs that he was unhappy with the royal family when he released a shocking statement about Markle. The Duke of Sussex revealed that he’s worried about Markle’s safety and he’s deeply disappointed that he hasn’t been able to protect her.

Archie’s dad also said that it isn’t right that after just a few months of dating Markle, their relationship has been subjected to such a storm. Prince Harry also defended himself by saying that he doesn’t see the intrusion of privacy as a game because it is about his and Markle’s life.

Unfortunately for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, things didn’t improve after Prince Harry released his statement. In fact, things only became worse for the royal couple.

Two years after they tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Prince Harry and Markle announced their decision to quit the royal family.

The royal couple said that one of their reasons for quitting is for their financial independence. They also said that they want to be able to take on more tasks without being constrained by their roles as senior royals.

Today, Prince Harry and Markle are quarantining at Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion in Beverly Hills. The royal couple is unable to make public appearances due to the coronavirus pandemic.