"There's very much a feeling that Harry wants to concentrate on charity work and his family, while Meghan is much more concentrated on moving her brand forward," a Sussex insider spilled.
"It's understandable that there may be some tension between Harry and Meghan over their Christmas plans," relationship analyst Louella Alderson told an outlet. "They have spent the past three Christmases away from Britain, so it's possible that Harry may feel a sense of nostalgia and want to return to his home country for the holiday. Harry and Meghan make a lucrative team, and their joint ventures have the potential to continue bringing in substantial income for their family."
She continued: "While they have their individual endeavors, their partnership has proven to be beneficial for both of them professionally too, especially as a couple who have brands built on their relationship. For starters, the media attention surrounding the end of their relationship would be difficult to deal with, and they have their children to look out for," she observed when mentioning the California toddler royals, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet Diana.
Alderson went on to suggest that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be simply "going through the motions" to ensure their brand is still intact in the eyes of their fans.
"It’s common for celebrities to maintain a united front in the public eye... they may choose to present themselves as a strong and happy couple, even if they’ve actually been living separate lives for years. This is typically to avoid the inevitable media attention and speculation and to protect their image and brand," the expert pointed out.
Alderson observed: "Harry and Meghan are constantly under scrutiny, with every move being analyzed and interpreted," the relationship expert stated. "It could simply be a matter of them needing some time for themselves."
"They have the additional royal family complications and duties," another marital analyst, Kate Mansfield, told an outlet. "The pressure to stay together as a family unit is far greater than it is for other couples. We only have to look at Charles and Camilla to know that for sure, royals can indulge in secret affairs, even over a long period."
"However, I personally don’t see Harry and Meghan being anywhere close to an 'unofficial’ split,'" Mansfield pointed out. "It could be that they are smart and see the value in making sure that they have a healthy relationship, which includes space and independence, as well as family time."
The Daily Mirror reported on the insider revelations.