‘Progressive new role’: Prince Harry & wife Meghan to ‘work to become financially independent’ from Britain’s royal family
Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced plans to 'step back' as senior royals and work to become financially independent. The couple also say they'll divide their time between the UK and North America.
"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 Sussex’s statement said, adding they intend to step back as senior members of the royal family while “continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”
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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
The news comes soon after the couple returned to the UK after spending Christmas with their young son and Meghan’s mother in Canada.
Rumors have been rife for several months of a supposed rift between the Duke and his brother, William, who follows their father in line for the throne. Harry recently told an ITV documentary that the brothers' relationship has "good days" and "bad days" due to pressure on the family.
"We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me," Harry added at the time.Also on rt.com UK TV network bans ‘uppity’ as RACIST after ONE viewer complaint over Meghan Markle criticism
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