Harry and Meghan won’t return as working royals, Buckingham Palace says

When Harry and Meghan stepped away from full-time royal life in early 2020, it was agreed the state of affairs can be reviewed after a 12 months.

LONDON, UK — Editor’s Note: The video above is from Feb. 15, 2021.

Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan, won’t be returning to royal duties, and Harry will surrender his honorary navy titles — a call that makes formal, and ultimate, the couple’s cut up from the royal household.

When Harry and Meghan stepped away from full-time royal life in early 2020, it was agreed the state of affairs can be reviewed after a 12 months.

Now it has, and the palace mentioned in a press release that the couple, additionally identified as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have verified “they won’t be returning as working members of The Royal Family.“

It mentioned Queen Elizabeth II had spoken to Harry and confirmed “that in stepping away from the work of the Royal Family, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.”

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The palace mentioned Harry’s appointment as captain normal of the Royal Marines and titles with different navy teams would revert to the queen earlier than being distributed to different family members.

Harry, who served within the British military for a decade and has an in depth bond with the navy, based the Invictus Games competitors for wounded troops.

“While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family,” the palace assertion mentioned.

American actress Meghan Markle, a former star of the TV authorized drama “Suits,” married Harry, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son, Archie, was born a 12 months later.

In early 2020, Meghan and Harry introduced they have been quitting royal duties and shifting to North America, citing what they mentioned have been the insufferable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They stay in Santa Barbara, California and predict their second little one.

They just lately introduced that they may communicate to Oprah Winfrey in a TV particular to be broadcast subsequent month.

A spokesperson for the couple hit again at ideas that Meghan and Harry weren’t dedicated to obligation.

“As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role,” the spokesperson mentioned in a press release. “We can all stay a lifetime of service. Service is common.”

The full assertion from Buckingham Palace:

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they won’t be returning as working members of The Royal Family.  

Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it isn’t doable to proceed with the duties and duties that include a lifetime of public service. The honorary navy appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will subsequently be returned to Her Majesty, earlier than being redistributed amongst working members of The Royal Family.

While all are saddened by their determination, The Duke and Duchess stay a lot liked family members.”

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