London: Prince Harry and spouse Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is not going to be returning as working members of Britain’s royal household, Buckingham Palace stated on Friday.
In a press release on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother, the palace stated that the Duke and Duchess had knowledgeable the monarch of their resolution as a one-year so-called cooling off interval since their preliminary announcement to step again as frontline royals involves an finish subsequent month.
As a consequence, the 94-year-old monarch wrote to them of the choice and in addition stated that every one their honorary army appointments and royal patronages shall be redistributed amongst different working members of the royal household.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family,” reads the Buckingham Palace assertion.
“Following conversations with the Duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by the Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of the Royal Family,” it notes.
“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family,” the assertion concludes.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, had made a proper exit as frontline royals to work in the direction of a extra financially impartial future in March 2020. It had been agreed on the time that the association could be reviewed on the finish of a 12-month interval. The couple have since relocated to the US with one-year-old son Archie and not too long ago introduced that Markle is pregnant with their second little one.
“As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role,” stated a spokesperson for Harry and Meghan.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal,” the spokesperson stated.
The resolution means Harry could be dropping his army honours, together with as Captain General of the Royal Marines.