Why Meghan Markle Kept Low Profile After Prince Harry's Book Release

Prince Harry has made more headlines than his wife Meghan Markle so far in 2023, and that is no accident. A source close to Markle told reporters from Us Weekly that the criticized royal wife was intentionally keeping under the radar so that she wouldn't distract from the release of Prince Harry's memoir, Spare. Markle was reportedly happy to keep her head down and get some work done while her husband takes his time in the spotlight to talk about issues that are important to him.

"Meghan has been keeping her head down in Montecito, taking care of the kids and working on projects that are coming up in the months ahead," the insider said. They added that the press tour for Prince Harry's book forced the family to spend some time apart, but that Prince Harry was making it a priority to stay close to his children as much as possible. They said: "He's flying all over the place to promote Spare but most of the time he's returning home to Montecito and not staying out of town very often because he wants to be with the kids."

Naturally, Prince Harry's memoir includes some discussion of his relationship with Markle and their dealings with the rest of the royal family. However, it includes much deeper discussions of his childhood and his issues with his royal family going back long before he met Markle. She apparently wants to give him the space to talk about those things.

Prince Harry recently confirmed that he has not had contact with his family around the release of his book. He said: "Currently, no [we are not in touch], but I look forward to – I look forward to us being able to find peace."

Markle and Prince Harry married in a traditional royal wedding in 2018, but they struggled to adapt to life in Buckingham Palace. Eventually, they stepped back from their royal duties and moved to the U.S. full-time – a move that shocked people around the world. Prince Harry's book disclosed never-before-heard drama that precipitated that move, including a physical altercation with his elder brother Prince William.

Prince Harry now says that he wants to make peace with his family, and is prepared to have a rational conversation to do so. He said: "Meghan and I have continued to say that we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong, but every time we ask that question, no one's telling us the specifics or anything. There needs to be a constructive conversation, one that can happen in private that doesn't get leaked. This all started with them briefing daily against my wife with lies to the point of where my wife and I had to run away from my country."

Spare is available now in print, digital and audiobook formats wherever books are sold. Markle and Prince Harry have more projects in the works including Netflix streaming programs and podcasts. It's not clear what's next for the couple.