The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have made a rather shocking announcement – to split their time in the U.K. and North America.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took to their Instagram page to make the major statement about their future in the royal family.
The parents to son Archie Harrison wrote that they are taking a step back as senior members of the royal family.
In their statement, they added that they’re working to “become financially independent” and that Queen Elizabeth II fully supports their decision.
“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,”
“It will also provide our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.” read the statement by the Royals.
The couple finished by saying “Please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.”
Meghan and Harry who tied the knot in May 2018 had taken a long break from the public eye. They spent a great deal of time in Canada with their son Archie.
The break came after some tough months for the couple in the public eye. I believe the decision they have just made is best for them and their growing family.