Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have taken quite a bold step and made a big announcement. The British royals are again defying typical customs of the British monarchy and have announced that they will be stepping back from their role as senior members of the Royal Family.
According to the couple, who welcomed their first child nearly a year ago; the decision which came after several months of reflection and internal discussions will enable them work to become financially independent.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also disclosed that they will be splitting their time between Britain and Canada, the North American country expected to be their second home. The public may not receive this development too well, especially since the couple have been seen to be rebellious in the face of royal British traditions.
It is not clear from the official statement released by the couple whether Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth is in support of the bold move of the couple to relocate to Canada.
The statement released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex reads;
“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.”
See screenshots below: