Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have issued a new statement following royal split

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a new statement following the royal split, warning the media about taking paparazzi pictures of their family.


    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reunited in Canada on Monday evening, where they will now be living following their decision to step back from the royal family.

    Before the Prince travelled back to the country to be with his family, Meghan was spotted for the first with baby Archie while she went for a walk at a nearby park.

    As paparazzi lurked nearby, the former actor was snapped during the private moment – something the couple are now making clear they will not tolerate.

    Lawyers for the couple have issued a warning to the UK press, according to Sky News, highlighting that these pictures were taken without Meghan’s consent.

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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 couple also claim they have paparazzi permanently camped outside their home and attempting to photograph them inside their home using long range lenses.

    This goes against Prince Harry’s wish for a more ‘peaceful life’, which he made clear during his speech on Sunday – his first since news of split were announced.

    “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding,” he said.

    “Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am. But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life.

    “I was born into this life, and it is a great honour to serve my country and the queen. When I lost my mum 23 years ago, you took me under your wing. You’ve looked out for me for so long, but the media is a powerful force, and my hope is one day our collective support for each other can be more powerful because this is so much bigger than just us.”

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