Palace Responds To Harry & Meghan's Bombshell Announcement To Quit From Royal Family: Queen Had No Idea, Reports Say

January 9, 2020

Palace finally reacted to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement to quit from the royal family with a statement. It seems like the Queen won’t let Harry and Meghan go so easily.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2020:

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle started the year 2020 with their first royal visit to the Canada House in London.
  • The Sussexes decided to express their gratitude for a warm hosting which they received during their Christmas vacation in Canada.

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  • After the Sussexes’ return, fans started speculating that Harry and Meghan plan to relocate to Canada with their baby son Archie.
  • Harry and Meghan dispelled all the rumors by their recent announcement on Instagram. Instead of moving to Canada, the lovebirds decided to quit as senior royals.

Palace’s response

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s announcement generated controversial reactions from fans and friends.

Buckingham Palace responded to the Sussexes’ announcement with the following statement:

We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.

Reports claim that Harry and Meghan made their decision to leave the royal family without consulting the Queen and other royals. Anyway, this information hasn’t been confirmed by the Palace.

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No more Sussexes?

In one of his throwback interviews, Harry confessed that he was thinking about giving up his royal title. He said:

There was a time when I wanted out.

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Harry explained his position saying that he didn’t want people to put ‘marks’ on him. The Duke recalled how happy he was while serving in the Army:

I wasn’t a Prince, I was just Harry.

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Of course, Harry and Meghan’s departure from the royal family is a big step. It must have been not easy for the Sussexes to make this decision. But it’s their life after all! If Harry and Meghan want to live as private citizens and raise their son aside from the royal spotlight, we should respect their decision. Right?

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