Prince Harry and Meghan ‘step back’ as Senior Members of the Britain Royal FamilyJanuary 09, 2020 10:13
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Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan has made a historic statement where in they said that they would step back as senior members of the royal family and shall spend more time in North America.
“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,” the couple said in a statement released by Buckingham Palace.
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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
They added saying, “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 said, “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America.
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan with their young son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor has spent Christmas in Canada with their extended family that included Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland as they have earlier mentioned of being pressurized of being in the spotlight after their wedding and their son’s birth in May.
A spokeswoman for Queen Elizabeth II made a statement in the royal communications saying, “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
By Shrithika Kushangi