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Going Rogue: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ‘Step Back’ From the Royal Family

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle claim that they want to take a ‘step back’ from being senior members of the British Royal Family. What also came as a shocker is the fact that they wish to become ‘financially independent.’

The couple took to their Instagram page, saying, “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year.” They also explained that they hoped 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,” they said.

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“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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It is said that the couple did not consult any other members of the British Royal Family concerning their decision, and neither did they also get the clearance from the Queen. This has been noted to have created some mood of disappointment from the other senior members of the royal family.

Keen for private life

Shortly after the couple made the announcement through their Instagram account, Buckingham Palace released a statement terming the situation to be ‘complicated.’
“Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage,” the Royal Communications statement said. “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
It seems that the couple has their eyes on having a private life, having to split their time between the UK and North America. According to them, this is because, “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.”

What Next?

It seems the need for private life by the Duke of Sussex can be traced back to his late mother. Prince Harry, 35, is the younger son to Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who died in 1997. Her car crashed after allegedly being pursued by paparazzi, probably the reason Harry has issues with the media.
The royal couple and their sons had spent the Christmas holiday in Canada with Meghan’s mother. Meghan Markle, 38, who is famous for her role in the legal drama SUITS, might have her eyes back on acting.
While many speculate that they will have their second home in California due to Meghan’s acting career, others think that they would settle on Canada, thanks to the more privacy they stand to get there.

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