Since joining the Royal Family in 2018, Meghan Markle has not been afraid to pucker a few feathers – and this year it was no different.
The 39-year-old has certainly had 12 eventful months after leaving royal life with husband Prince Harry and settling in his new home in Los Angeles.
Here we take a look at the Duchess’s most memorable moments in 2020 – plus all the headlines she made along the way.
Megan Markle and Prince Harry have left the royal family
The couple started the year on a bang after announcing they were stepping down from senior positions in the royal family.
In a statement on their Instagram account, Megan and Harry revealed that they wanted to work on becoming “financially independent”.
The couple agreed to continue their work in the Commonwealth by meeting with young leaders to hear their insights and advance their vision for lasting change.
They also vowed to continue their community service to support the community.
The news left royal fans divided, with Piers Morgan, host of Good Morning Britain, demanding that the couple be “stripped of their titles” by the queen.
He raged: “If I were Her Majesty the Queen, I would with immediate effect revoke all of their titles from Harry and Meghan without further ado and send them back into civil life.”
The Duchess’s big money deals
In addition to starring in a Disney movie, Meghan signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix that year.
The former actress starred as the narrator in an original Disney + movie titled Elephant after agreeing to the role in return for a donation to an elephant charity.
She was also offered a voice over work for The Simpsons – but nothing came of it.
Speak with The radio timesThe show’s producer, Al Jean, said, “We talked about Harry and Meghan.
“I heard she’d like to do voice over work. If you’re reading this, give us a call.”
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Meanwhile, Meghan and her husband struck a huge Netflix deal in September.
Since the contract was announced, the couple have reportedly repaid the £ 2.4 million spent on renovating Frogmore Cottage.
The new company will produce documentaries, television dramas and films for the streaming service.
Farewell to Great Britain
The couple officially resigned from royal duties on March 31, after a series of final public appearances.
Apparently they were holding a farewell party for their staff at The Goring Hotel in the Belgravia district of London.
According to the telegraphMeghan “shed a tear” over the parting as she prepared to return to Canada.
During their visit, in addition to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Queen, the two also attended the Commonwealth Day Service.
Meghan and Harry move to LA
Despite trying in Canada, Meghan and Harry quickly moved to Los Angeles with their one-year-old son Archie.
The couple moved into film producer Tyler Perry’s mansion, believed to be valued at $ 18 million.
The move wasn’t exactly easy for Harry, however.
According to reports, the prince initially struggled to fit into life in the United States.
Announcing their charity Archewell
Back in April, the two made headlines after announcing the name of their new charity, Archewell.
They also revealed the idea that the name inspired the nickname they gave to their son Archie.
The couple stated in official papers that they intended to use the charity for various reasons.
This included the “organization and implementation of self-help groups for people in need” and the “coordination of social, personal and psychological services”.
The Duchess opens up to her miscarriage
Last month, the Duchess announced that she miscarried last summer.
She wrote in the New York Times how she lost the baby while holding her son Archie.
She wrote: “Losing a child means suffering an almost unbearable grief, which is experienced by many but which few speak of.”
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Meghan added, “When I was clutching my first born child, I knew I was losing my second.
“As I sat in a hospital bed and watched my husband’s heart break as he tried to hold my broken pieces, I realized that the only way to heal is to ask first, ‘You can you well? ‘”
The former actress said the grief was “almost unbearable”.
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