Well, it looks like things are OFFICIAL, official for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! The couple announced they would be stepping down from their royal duties, and the process of cutting ties to the kingdom has been quite interesting.
According to BBC, Harry and Meghan will now be just that–they will no longer be using their royal highness names of “Duke and Duchess”. Buckingham Palace announced the change on Saturday morning, including the couple will no longer “formally represent The Queen”.
Despite their decision to start their own lives, The Queen has finally spoken out in support of Harry, Meghan and baby Archie. In a formal statement, The Queen says she supports their “wish for a more independent life.”
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She also seems to address how the public and media treated Meghan and Harry’s union for the past two years.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of the family,” she says. “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.”
The Duke and Duchess have also reported agreed to repay the Sovereign Grant funds hey recently spend to renovate their official residence, Frogmore Cottage. The total cost comes up to about $3 million of British tax a payers money.
“Following many months of conversation and more recent discussions, I am pleased t hat together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family, The Queen says in her statement.
As part of the new agreement, Harry and Meghan will not be receiving any funds for duties they performed as royals.
What are your thoughts, Roomies?