Robert Lacey was on BBC Breakfast discussing the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use their HRH titles and no longer take part in royal duties.
As they head into uncharted territory, there is speculation the couple might establish a foundation similar to former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
Meghan in particular will be able to support causes of women’s empowerment that people in the palace here would think are too political,” said Robert Lacey.
Robert also said “freedom is a big element” in the couple’s decision to cut ties with the royal family. “That’s what they sense in North America, and that’s what they want to enjoy”.