Their exit wasn’t a total surprise, though. Yes, despite only being a royal couple for around 18 months before this announcement, Harry and Meghan had already indicated that they weren’t entirely happy with the way the British press apparently treated them. In a much-publicized ITV interview with journalist Tom Bradby in October 2019, for instance, Meghan said, “When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy. But my British friends said to me, ‘I’m sure he’s great. But you shouldn’t do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life.’”