Their decision sent shockwaves around the world.
The Duke and Duchess, or Harry and Meghan as they are affectionately known, announced their desire to quit as senior royals and carve out an independent life of their own.
Queen Elizabeth reluctantly gave her grandson and his American wife her blessing following crisis talks.
The intense national and international media interest to this story is unsurprising. It is to be expected.
But one thing that has surprised me is how much emotion this saga has evoked in a small coastal town like Port Macquarie, so far away from the grandeur of Buckingham Palace.
Usually the antics of the Royal Family rarely raise an eyebrow here. Not this time.
One sensible colleague, who I would have thought would be the last person to be interested in this Royal spectacle confided in me she found the whole story "absolutely fascinating".
Another older friend fumed "how could they, how could they treat the Queen like this?".
But those closer to Harry and Meghan's age were more supportive. "Good on them," one told me, before explaining she wanted to live at least an hour from her in-laws. "We get on, but I don't want them on my doorstep," she quipped.
And so it continued.
Why are we so fascinated with Harry and Meghan breaking away from their family?
Of course, relations between newly married couples and in-laws can be fraught with problems.
But I would say the public fascination has something to do with the way some parents and grandparents empathise - and possibly relate- with how the 93-year-old monarch, her ailing husband and Harry's dad Charles may feel in this situation.
When I innocently asked an older gentleman who I was interviewing for a story about how his Christmas fared I was surprised by his response.
"The children," he said rolling his eyes. He didn't go any further, suffice to say a time of joy had turned to anything but.
In fact if I could get a dollar for every older person who complained to me about their adult children I would be very rich.
It seems many older people I speak to view their adult children as spoilt and high maintenance. They love them dearly but don't necessarily like them.
And it's the season of joy - Christmas - that ironically exacerbates these tensions.
This Christmas one of the biggest international stories is reflecting the internal dynamics reverberating through many families.
And that's why the public appetite for Megexit shows no sign of dying anytime soon.