It’s been just over two years since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the difficult decision to take a step back as senior members of the royal family. The news came as a total shock to longtime royal fans. In the time since, however, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have built a life together in Santa Barbara, where they’re raising their two children, son Archie and daughter Lilibet.
For all the scrutiny that Harry and Meghan have to endure, it’s easy to forget the couple is using their platform as a way to reach out to others through their work in public service. From building their Archewell foundation in 2020 to the small ways the couple gives back, Harry and Meghan continue to work and find ways to leave a positive impact on the world and create a better future for their children. Just recently, Meghan was seen paying her respects at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, bringing with her a bouquet of flowers, and taking her time to take in the tragedy that claimed 19 children and two teachers’ lives.
It’s small moments like this, and major occasions like the NAACP awards or the couple’s trip to New York City where Meghan and Harry are using the spotlight that’s been thrust upon them for some good. So, what else have Meghan and Harry done and/or accomplished over the past two years since leaving the United Kingdom? Take a look through this gallery to learn more.