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

Date January 9, 2020 14:55

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.

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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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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