Yes, I’ll bet that they are a lot happier now that they have moved to California and are surrounded by people who work for them, and not the Queen. The biggest challenge to full independence is still ahead because back in England there is a small group of royal insiders who are seriously worried about the distracting effect Harry and Meghan’s American endeavors will have on the official activities of the Queen, her heir, Prince Charles, his heir, Prince William and his heir, it’s a lot of people who take official precedence over Harry and his new family and it is what really drove Harry and Meghan to move to California. They were tired of standing in line and asking for permission to do anything. They want an independent life. They want to be the center of their own universe, not a minor royals forever orbiting farther and farther out, but still captured by the gravity of the sovereign.
Fortunate for the Sussexes they have the financial independence that few other British royals enjoy. Most of the Queens children and grandchildren are pretty much poor and depend on the queen’s generosity, but Harry has his own money, millions left to him by his mother, Princess Diana. She had very little money herself but when she divorced Prince Charles she was paid a $25+ million dollar settlement from her ex. When she suddenly died that money was split between her two sons and consequently Harry has the money to do what ever he pleases.
Thankfully Harry has Meghan’s experience to draw upon. He knows that eventually they will both have to get out there on the red carpet and be seen sparkling with what some expect to be a stellar combination of royalty and celebrity not see since Princess Diana and Princess Grace. When that happens a lot of people will see them as distraction from William and Kate, especially William and Kate.