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Read full statement of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back from senior royal duties.

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The Duke and Duchess of SussexDuke and Duchess of Sussex are taking a step back from senior royal duties.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they will step back zfrom their duties as senior members of the British royal family.

Prince Harry and Megan Markle

Apparently, the couple who got married in May 2018 and also welcomed their son a year after – May 2019  – had been deliberating on this move for a couple of months. They will divide their time between the UK and North America, as they work to become financially independent. The couple also says they intend to continie to collaborate with her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) and other relevant parties.

The BBC reported that no other member of Buckingham Palace were consulted before the couple issued the statement.

Their statement in full:

“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 Lingdom 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”

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