Farewell, Sussexes: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Are To Step Back From Royal Duties As 'Senior' Royals

Date January 9, 2020

No way! Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially leaving the royalty for their own good?

Rumors about the Sussexes' move to Canada have been spanning across the net, but the Queen made it quite clear — she would not comment on these 'speculations.' But it seems to us like things are getting serious for the royal family right now.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's news

After an extended six-week hiatus, which the royal couple spent in Meghan's 'second home,' aka Canada, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry returned with shattering news for the royalty and fans as well.

Yesterday, they wrote a lengthy post both on their official website and Instagram page about stepping back from royal duties as 'senior' royals and work to be independent financially.

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...

The couple added they would divide their time between the UK and North America, supporting Her Majesty and keeping up with their patronages.

What does their decision really mean?

  • The bombshell statement was a personal one, leading the Queen and Prince Charles blindsided.
  • If Buckingham Palace approves the decision, Meghan and Harry will not receive money from the Sovereign Grant any longer.
  • Such a decision mostly focuses on dealing with media pressure that the couple gets for using public funds, etc.

The Queen issued a two-sentence statement, notifying that she didn't know anything about the Sussexes' idea. In the following days, they all will discuss what to do next and whether or not they will keep their high-ranked titles.

Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.

Do you think Her Majesty will allow Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry to be financially independent and become separated from senior royals? It's actually difficult as the Duke of Sussex is an integral part of the royal family, just like Prince William. All we have to do is to wait patiently for the Palace's response, which will define the couple's future.

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