The pair announced they would take a "step back" from their duties, work to become financially independent and split their time between the United Kingdom and the United States. It was a move that seemed to shock the rest of the British royal family who, by all accounts, had no idea the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were removing themselves from the fold.
After their departure from England, Harry and Meghan moved to the affluent town of Montecito, California, lined up many new business deals and ventures and in January 2021, welcomed their daughter, Lilibet.
But fast-forward to 2023, and the past year has been less than successful for the public's perception of them, it seems.
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Prince Harry kicked off the year with the release of his memoir, Spare, in January. The much-anticipated book detailed his life as a child, how he dealt with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, and of course, the breakdown of his relationship with both his father, King Charles, and brother, Prince William.
It was one of the best-selling books of 2023, but it didn't win Harry any popularity points, with many criticising the Prince for sharing too many intimate details.