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Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan Markle Stepping Back From Royal Duties, Will Split Time Between North America & UK

Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan Markle Stepping Back From Royal Duties, Will Split Time Between North America & UK

Breaking royal news today – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to step away as “senior” members of the royal family and split their time between North America and the UK. The Palace just issued a short statement earlier today about the possibility of the couple moving to Canada.

“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,” a statement from the couple began.

The statement continued, “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.”

They added, “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 note was signed by the Duke and Duchess.

If you missed the news, Prince Harry‘s friend just confirmed rumors of a royal dispute between Harry and his older brother Prince William.

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