Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will drop HRH titles as they are ‘no longer working members of the Royal Family’

Buckingham Palace has confirmed the news.
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  • Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will drop their HRH titles. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that they are ‘no longer working members of the Royal Family’.


    Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer be using their HRH titles.

    Buckingham Palace released a statement to confirm that the pair will ‘no longer working members of the Royal Family’, stepping back from royal duties, including official military engagements, and will not receive any public funds.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives,’ reads the palace’s statement.

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    As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties.

    ‘With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations,’ continued the statement, explaining how the Sussexes will go on in the future.

    While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.

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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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    The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family,’ added the palace.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home,’ explained the statement.

    Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements. There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly-funded security.

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    This new model will take effect in the Spring of 2020’.

    We wish the Duke and Duchess the best of luck going forward!

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