BY Stephanie Petit & Michele corriston

 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's
Exit from Royal Life 

A complete timeline of 'Megxit'

ROYALS

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The royals announced they’d spend six weeks off for some valuable "family time" with baby Archie in Vancouver Island, Canada.

October 2019:
Holiday Break

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Meghan and Harry announced they intended "to carve out a progressive new role" and split time between the U.K. and North America.

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January 8, 2020:
Stepping Back


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"We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially  independent ..." 

 Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William met with Queen Elizabeth at her country home for a 90-minute discussion. 

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January 13, 2020:
Sandringham Summit

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II

"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a  new life as a young family." 

Meghan and Prince Harry finished their final royal engagements and begin their one-year transitional period.

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March 31, 2020:
Official Exit

The couple moved to Meghan's hometown with Archie, staying at Tyler Perry's Beverly Hills mansion. They delivered meals to those in need during COVID.

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March 2020:
Move to L.A.

Meghan and Harry bought a nine-bedroom mansion for a reported $14 million in the Montecito neighborhood of Santa Barbara.

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July 2020:
New Home

The stars released a Spotify podcast through Archewell Audio. At 19 months old, Archie uttered his first public words to wish listeners a happy new year.

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December 29, 2020:
Podcast Debut

The "overjoyed" couple announced that they’re expecting their second child, about seven months after Meghan's heartbreaking miscarriage. 

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February 14, 2021:
Baby on the Way!

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THE COUPLE'S SPOKESPERSON

"Archie is going to be a big brother."

Winfrey (a neighbor of the couple) announced the March broadcast of an intimate interview  covering  "their future hopes and dreams.”

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February 15, 2021:
Oprah's Interview

The Palace confirmed they won’t return to their royal roles, weeks shy of the 12-month review period.

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February 19, 2021:
End of Royal Roles

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"While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved by members of the family."

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Harry and Meghan were "disappointed" not to keep their royal patronages and Harry's military appointments but “respect the decision,” a source told PEOPLE. 

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Disappointment

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"We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."

True to their word, the Archewell Foundation announced a partnership to create Community Relief Centers in places prone to climate disasters.

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February 24, 2021:
New Charity

In a chat with James Corden, Harry slammed the "toxic" press's of his wife and vowed to "never walk away" from his family.

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February 26, 2021:
Harry on 
The Late Late Show

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"We all know what the British press can be like.
It was destroying my mental health."

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"I did what any husband and what any father would do, is like, I need to get my family out of here.

 The Times alleged Megan faced a bullying complaint from a staffer during her time as a working royal — which her office strongly refuted.

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March 2, 2021:
Bullying Claim

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"The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself ..."

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THE COUPLE'S SPOKESPERSON

"... and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma."

Buckingham Palace announced they will launch a probe into the allegations that Meghan faced a bullying complaint made by one of her close advisers.


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March 3, 2021:
Palace Probe

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Sussex SPOKESPERSON,
 To The Times

"Let's just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation."

We'll finally hear what happened, in their own words, when Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special airs March 7.

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