Thursday, February 27, 2020

Harry And Meghan Drop Royal Duties

SourceBBC NEWS

BBC News:– Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to repay £2.4m of taxpayer money for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home, the statement added.

The new arrangement comes into effect in spring this year, the palace said.

The statement comes after senior royals held talks on Monday about the future role for the couple, who this month announced they wanted to “step back” as senior royals.
The Queen said following “many months of conversations and more recent discussions” she was “pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family”.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” the statement continued.

“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.

“I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.

“It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.”
Buckingham Palace said the royal couple understood they were required to step back from royal duties, including official military appointments.

The palace added that they would continue to maintain their private patronages and associations.

“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,” the statement added.

“The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.”

HRH, an abbreviation of His/Her Royal Highness, is used as part of the title of some members of the royal family, including prince or princess.

The palace said it would not comment on what security arrangements would be in place for the royal couple.

Their new website, sussexroyal.com, has been updated following the Queen’s statement.

“In line with the statement by Her Majesty The Queen, information on the roles and work of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be updated on this website in due course,” it said.

The new post also invited visitors to the website to explore the site in the meantime to see the current works of “Their Royal Highnesses”.
The announcement marks the conclusion of talks about the couple’s future with senior members of the family and royal aides.

Earlier this month, they said they wanted a “progressive new role” within the institution, where they would be financially independent and divide their time between the UK and North America.

Last year, they both spoke about the difficulties of royal life and media attention.

The duke said he feared his wife would fall victim to “the same powerful forces” that led to his mother’s death.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Wishing them all the best in their new life as commoner. Very congratulation to Prince Harry as he sacrifice royal benefits to protect his family as well as to his wife Meghan. Britons must understand Meghan is real loves her husband since we always read in different media that the Harry’s girl friends , Cressida and Chelsea were disappointed of the media spot-life and decided not to engage in royal life thus refused to get married. This is the lesson and Harry has the right to work on it soon since he and his family are the one who are most targeted and attacked. We always heard his brother William said he failed to protect their mother, what next for Harry if not to build a great wall to his family. Also during his Duty Tour in Afghanistan, was the media put him on Target as they exposed his presence and location, that was worse to risk his life while he gave his life to serve the world. We love the couple as they brought good images of the monarchy to the public not only in United Kingdom but also over the world.

  2. That is true love, they could have suffered in silence because of royal trappings, and ruin their marraige. We wish them all Gid’s grace.

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