Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted British press ‘freedom’ in New Zealand
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came up with the idea of serving the Queen overseas, away from Britain.
Writing in his memoir ‘Spare’, Harry reveals his 2019 Vancouver getaway with Meghan Markle helped him realize they needed some time off from the media.
He writes as he recalls, “What if we could spend at least part of each year somewhere far away, still working for the Queen, but out of reach of the press? Free. Free from the British press, free from the drama, free from the lies. But also free from the so-called “public interest” that has been used to justify the frenzied coverage of us. The question was… where? We talked about New Zealand. “
Harry continues: “We talked about South Africa. Half the year in Cape Town maybe? It could work. Away from the drama, but closer to my conservation work and eighteen other Commonwealth countries.