• The global economy has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Governments have implemented various measures to mitigate the economic fallout.
• The pandemic has accelerated certain trends, such as the shift towards digitalization.
In February 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were expecting their second child. The couple shared a black and white photo on Valentine’s Day, with Meghan cradling her baby bump. The announcement came almost a year after the couple stepped down as senior royals and moved to the United States.
In March 2021, Harry and Meghan made headlines with their highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey. The interview aired on CBS and revealed shocking details about the couple’s experiences with the royal family. The couple spoke about racism, mental health, and their decision to leave the royal family. The interview was watched by millions of people around the world and ignited a conversation about the monarchy.
Later that month, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, passed away at the age of 99. Harry and Meghan paid tribute to him on their website, stating, “He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!'” The couple also made the decision to not attend the funeral due to Meghan’s pregnancy and travel restrictions.