Prince Harry may be having "mixed feelings" on his wedding anniversary with Meghan Markle due to his controversial royal exit, an expert believes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will celebrate their second wedding anniversary from their home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said he undoubtedly expects it to be an occasion of joy for the smitten duo.
But he also believes it may serve to remind them of their controversial exit as senior members of the royal family.
Mr Fitzwilliams told Daily Star Online: "The wedding anniversary, now it has a very different significance."
He added: "Harry felt that stepping down was something they have had to do. So I think mixed feelings from both of them, definitely.
"It's a matter of sadness because of what we have seen in a remarkably short time.
"Indeed there is evidence that many months ago they were unhappy and as a result, you can't put a date exactly on that, but there is no doubt it was within the first half of last year.
"From what I understand, they were making plans that would certainly show they saw a very different future."
The couple sensationally announced the plans to step down as senior royals at the start of the year.
They initially moved to Canada with baby Archie before settling in California, where it is understood Meghan will continue to pursue her acting ambitions.
As he left, Harry said there was "no other option" after branding the press a "powerful force".
The exit sparked a mixed response among the British public, with many left hurt and angry by the sharp turn of events.
But Mr Fitzwilliams believes Harry still misses Britain, and has been left wanting for his military links.
He continued: "They didn't foresee precisely what happened because of course they (reportedly) wanted a half-in half-out situation which was unpractical. So far as they are concerned they are very happy, they have their family and they are in Hollywood.
"To what extent does Harry feels that he is in a place where, yes he's with the person he loves and his son, but also he was bought up to be a royal?.
The couple would cease using their HRH titles after the exit and no longer receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace said at the time.
The exit also meant they had to withdraw from military appointments, with Harry stripped of some of his military titles.