The case highlighted the deterioration of the couple`s relationship with the royal family and the media. Legal records have revealed that the Duchess felt “unprotected” from the royal family, allegations made by the British popular press against her while she was pregnant. They thought that a hybrid role, half-outside, might be possible – some royal duties, some Commonwealth duties, on their terms, related to privacy. The alternative terms appeared in the media, but did not enter the degree of “Megxit” above one.   The announcement was not an “abdication” because Harry was not sovereign and his titles did not resign (unlike the abdication of Edward VIII or even Diana, Princess of Wales).  The couple`s testimony on their new website sussexroyal.com implied that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not want to “resign” per se and that they wanted to remain benefactors of their “royal” charities and participate in royal activities, while their Sovereign Grant represented only 5 per cent of their income. (Prince Charles`s Teufzes 3.2 to 95 percent privately owned.)  The term “step[ping] back” was also used, also by the couple himself.  On 9 January, The Hindu found that, while the Commons had passed Boris Johnson`s landmark Brexit law that day, “it became a footnote to Prince Harry and his wife, the decision to abandon royal duties – dubbed “Megxit” and to shape itself so that it was just as complicated and divisive.  But “royal” could not survive next to a private existence.
“With the global streaming wars in the fever, competition for the most prominent talent has never been hotter,” says Richard Broughton, media amplifier analyst. “Harry and Meghan bring a Royal British brand to Netflix, whether or not they are the stars of the production that will resonate internationally and especially with audiences in the US and the United Kingdom, two of its major markets.” Megxit: Nomen, informal, the removal of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the royal duties announced in January 2020; by Meg (han), Duchess of Sussex Influenced by Brexit Aides told the paper that they saw the televised intervention as “a violation” of the couple`s agreement with the royal household, which may be seeking to distance itself further from them. A Sussexes spokeswoman said: “While the Duke and Duchess are focusing on plans to create a new non-profit organisation, given the UK government`s specific rules on the use of the word royal, it was agreed that their non-profit organisation, when it is announced this spring, would not be called the Sussex Royal Foundation. From the final agreement of 18 January, it was not clear how the Sussex Royal mark would be affected or whether it could be used by the couple in the manner intended.  The Guardian reported that palace sources said: “The prospect of the Sussexs reducing commercial businesses when they sometimes represented the monarch was too great a risk to the reputation of the Windsor House and the monarchy.”  The Guardian found that an earlier attempt by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, to obtain financial independence from the British royal family had failed.  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson distanced himself from the news and said: “The Royal Family is one of the great assets of this country. I am sure they will deal with it, and I do not think it is necessarily helped by my comments.  NBC News reported analysis suggesting that the impact of the couple`s loss on the British economy could be essential.   Madame Tussauds immediately moved her wax statues of Harry and Meghan from the exhibition, including other members of the British royal family to a separate area.
  On February 19, 2020, it was announced that the couple would continue to hold royal duties until March 31, after which they would resign and no longer engage on behalf of the Queen.