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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on Wednesday on the official Instagram account that they will relinquish the royal titles and are due to move to North America.
The Dukes of Sussex will "retreat as senior members of the royal family" and "work to become financially independent" but will "continue to fully support Her Majesty the Queen".
Harry and Meghan say they have made the decision "after many months of reflection and internal discussion." "We chose to make the transition this year and start developing a new progressive role within this institution. We intend to move away from the role of senior members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty the Queen." , you can read in the statement.
"It is with your support, particularly in recent years, that we have been prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our theme between the United Kingdom and North America while honoring our duties towards the Queen, the Commonwealth, our patrons ".
The couple, who are "enthusiastic" about the future, also say that "geographical balance" will allow them to raise their child "with an appreciation of the royal tradition in which they came into the world" while giving their family "the space "to address the" next chapter ", which includes launching your" charity ".
The Duchess of Sussex was an actress before marrying Prince Harry in 2018.
Harry, 35, is the grandson of the current British regent, Isabel II, and is sixth in line to the throne.
The royal family said, however, that conversations with the Dukes of Sussex "are at an early stage" and that while the remaining elements understand "the couple's desire to go the other way", they are "complicated issues that take time to make." resolved, "according to the statement issued by Buckingham Palace.