Prince Harry was the driving force behind his and Meghan Markle's decision to step back from royal life and it was one they discussed since early in their relationship, an upcoming book claims.
According to UK tabloid The Sun, the bombshell biography titled Finding Freedom will detail Harry's long desire to escape the pressures of his family, painting a picture of a "deeply unhappy" young man.
Far from being a "snap decision" to extract themselves from royalty, a source reportedly told The Sun the book would make it clear "they took a long time to make it".
"The seeds of Megxit were sown before they even got married. The truth is that Harry had been deeply unhappy for a long time.
"And he and Meghan openly discussed going in a different direction well before they got married," the source said.
Furthermore, the biography intends to reveal the fact that Harry resents the word 'Megxit' as it gives the impression that the decision to walk away from the Royal Family was Meghan’s.
"The reality is Harry drove that decision. The book will make that clear and explain why it had to happen. The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time."
Meghan and Harry are currently residing in Los Angeles, where Daily Mirror royal editor Russel Myers says their plans for a new life are "in tatters" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pair have also been repeatedly harassed by paparazzi, forcing them to allegedly make at least five calls to authorities regarding incidents with low-flying drones on their property.