Last week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned everyone when they announced they'd be taking a step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.
The news has caused a field day with the media with everyone speculating on the couple's next move and the reason behind their announcement.
Many believe that Harry and Meghan's decision stems from the constant bullying that she's received from the press.
Ever since Meghan and Harry wed, she's been the target of relentless attacks by the British media.
Criticized for lifestyle choices
Every move Meghan has made throughout her new role as a royal has been met with criticism.
As a member of the royal family, Meghan had certain rules to follow. However, she's shown that she wasn't afraid to break a few rules.
When one of Meghan's close friends threw her a baby shower in New York City, the British media was quick to criticize her.
They said the baby shower was against the royal rules, and that the star-studded affair was just a way for Meghan to show off.
Another time that Meghan has received criticism is when she and Harry used a private jet when they went on vacation to Nice, France with Elton John.
The private jet controversy came days after Harry talked about his and Meghan's desire to help preserve the environment. Despite Elton coming to their defense and saying he loaded them his personal jet, the couple was called hypocrites by the media.
No matte what choices Meghan or Harry made, they were constantly under fire by the press.
Comparisons to Kate Middleton
From the moment Meghan married into the royal family, she was compared to her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
As Prince William's wife and the future Queen once William takes over the throne; Kate has become the darling of British media.
Kate is often praised by the media for every aspect of her life. From the way she dresses to her charity work to the way she raises her children, Kate can't do no wrong in the media's eyes.
As for Meghan, even though she's a member of the royal family, she can be unconventional at times. Even though she dresses regally, volunteers for numerous charities, and shares similar child-rearing beliefs as Kate; she gets called out for her behavior.
The British press has often stated that Meghan needs to take lessons from her sister-in-law on how to properly behave like a royal.
Blaming her for a family feud
Shortly after their wedding in May 2018, rumors began to circulate of a family feud.
The first batch of rumors stated that Meghan and Kate were at odds. While Kate and Meghan may not be the very best of friends, the reports of a feud were completely rubbish.
But that didn't stop the press from claiming that Meghan was responsible for the rift between Harry and William.
The feud between the two brothers had to do with William's concern that Harry and Meghan's relationship was moving too fast. It was even rumored that William went out of his way to avoid Meghan during royal appearances.
However, as Harry has stated, he and is brother are still close, yet they're just going in different directions in their lives.
With Harry and Meghan's recent announcement about stepping back from royal duties, the press has allegedly reported that the couple is at odds with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
Meghan and Harry have had enough
After years of harassment from the British press, it seems that Meghan and Harry have reached their breaking point.
The couple has been very vocal about how the negativity from the media has affected their mental state.
Harry say the effect it had on his mother Princess Diana, and he doesn't want the same thing to happen to Meghan.
Reports suggest that the harassment from the British media is one of the factors in Meghan and Harry's decision to step back from royal duties.
With the recent rumors that the couple is planning to move to the United States, one can't blame them for wanting to escape the negativity inflicted upon them.