icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

‘Progressive new role’: Prince Harry & wife Meghan to ‘work to become financially independent’ from Britain’s royal family

‘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.”

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

Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Podcasts