Prince Harry and wife Meghan, both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made an announcement to step down from royal family duties
The royals made the announcement on their official Instagram account. In the announcement, they said, they have “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family, and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty.”
This is an unexpected turn, notwithstanding the fact that their presence in the Royal Family has continued to reduce since the welcoming of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son Prince Archie.
The Royal couple also announced that they would spend time rotating between the Kingdom and Canada, where they are expected to be living when away from Britain.
Read the full statement on Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step down as senior members the Royal Family.
“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.”
Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of SussexThe Statement Released by the Royal Couple