Meghan and Harry got married in a spectacular wedding in May 2018. Their nuptials sparked a huge surge in popularity for the Royal Family as Meghan, a young American actor famed for her starring role in legal drama ‘Suits’, attracted fresh interest into the Firm. However, that state of affairs now seems a very long time ago.
After months of speculation and a reported rift between them and Prince William and Kate, the Sussexes opted to leave the Royal Family in January.
They are now settling into their new life in LA with son Archie Harrison, as they set out to become “financially independent”.
Throughout this period, the Government has remained tight-lipped on the subject – appearing to take a backseat and allow the Royal Family to deal with the matter themselves.
However, the Prime Minister was a lot more outspoken about Meghan and Harry in the early days of their marriage.
And Mr Johnson chose to pay particular homage to the Duchess of Sussex.
Then serving as a backbench MP, he made his comments in a 2018 Telegraph column in which he listed “20 reasons to feel good about the world”.
In the article, the former Mayor of London described how Meghan had “provided a lot of zing and excitement to the Royal Family”.
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When asked in January this year about Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the Royal Family, Mr Johnson appeared reluctant to comment.
He told BBC Breakfast: “I think they’ll sort it out all the easier without any commentary from me.”
Mr Johnson added that while “everybody has got an opinion” on the situation, “the Royal Family is one of the great, great assets of this country and I’m sure they will sort it out”.