Prince Harry & Meghan Markle to step down as senior members of Royal Family - Blog - CFCY
January 9, 2020 | by: Chris Pride

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle to step down as senior members of Royal Family

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Harry & Meghan to become “financially independent”

In a post on the couple’s joint Instagram account, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle announced that they plan to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent.”  The couple also announced they plan to split their time between the UK and North America.  While it’s not clear how exactly they plan to be financially independent they have received applause for their intentions.

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“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.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Could They Move to Canada?

A Royal Family expert speaking to the Huffington Post says that even though Markle is American, the family might choose to live in Canada.  Not only is it the only country in North America that is a part of the Commonwealth, it was also their chosen destination for a recent 6 week vacation.  If the couple does choose to live in Canada, Tim Hortons has already jokingly pledged to give them free coffee.