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Big Moves, Babies, & Family Drama! 5 Bombshell Things That Happened Since Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Left Royal Life

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Feb. 20 2022, Published 12:10 a.m. ET

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It was a scandal heard around the world when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially left their duties as senior members of the royal family.

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The high profile pair spent six weeks in Canada between November 2019 and January 2020 before making their shocking move from Frogmore Cottage permanent by snagging a home in sunny California.

Shortly after, it was announced they would officially be leaving their royal roles in February 2020.

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"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," a statement announcing their split read. "While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family."

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Now, it's been two years since the former royals packed up their bags and set off to a new life in the good ol' US of A, and Meghan and Harry have been making headlines about everything from work to babies and family drama ever since.

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Scroll through the gallery below to see 5 bombshell moments for Meghan and Harry since "Megxit."

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March 2020: The Oprah Winfrey Interview

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Meghan and Harry did not hold back in their shocking tell-all with Oprah Winfrey. During the bombshell sit-down, Harry admitted he felt trapped by the responsibilities and expectations of his life as a royal, while Meghan spilled on her bouts with racism and severe depression during their short time with the royal family.

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October 2020: The Launch Of The Archewell Foundation

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Several months after they settled down to their busy lives in California, the not-so-royal duo unveiled the bare bones website for their charitable venture, The Archewell Foundation. They also detailed the reasons behind their decision for the moniker and how it had inspired their son's name.

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"Before SussexRoyal came the idea of 'arche' — the Greek word meaning 'source of action,' we connected to this concept for the charitable organization we hoped to build one day," they explained in a statement. "And it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters."

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June 2021: Baby Lilibet Diana Is Born

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The former royals welcomed their first daughter at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, “in the trusted care of the doctors and staff at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif.,” according to a statement from the couple's press secretary.

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It was revealed her name was Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, which honored both Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, as well as Queen Elizabeth II.

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July 2021: Prince William & Prince Harry Reunite For Statue Unveiling

Following months of estrangement, Prince William and Harry seemed to reconcile — if only for that special day — when they were spotted walking and laughing together at the unveiling of the statue honoring their late mother.

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September 2021: Named Time Magazine's Most Influential People

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Meghan and Harry were named two of Time magazine's most influential people of the year in their highly anticipated September issue. Their excitement was short-lived, as they were later slammed relentlessly by users on Twitter for appearing "creepy" and overly airbrushed on the cover.

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