They are no longer members of the Crown. Long months after the announcement of Megxit and their move to the United States, the Sussexes informed Elizabeth II that their decision was final. Archie’s parents, who will soon welcome his little brother or sister, have therefore abandoned their last royal titles. “As a result of conversations with the Duke, the Queen confirmed that by moving away from the work of the Royal Family, it is not possible for him to continue to carry out the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of service public, “Buckingham Palace said in a statement issued on Friday, February 19. A complicated decision for Elizabeth II, who always adored her grandson, but necessary. Moreover, His Majesty was very firm with the couple, even to use particularly harsh words.
Based in the United States, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were not against the idea of remaining active members of the Crown, although secondary. While being able to continue their commercial activities, in particular with Netflix or Spotify, through their Archewell foundation. But the queen categorically opposed it. “You work for the monarchy, the monarchy does not work for you,” she reportedly retorted to Prince William’s brother. And the Sussexes had no reason to be surprised by this refusal. “The direction has been clear for some time, an insider told the Daily Mail. The Queen was very clear from the start that this ‘half in, half out’ model demanded by the Sussexes would not work and did not materialize. dismissed from this idea. Not once. “
Harry and Meghan remain ‘much loved members’ of the Crown
“Their idea was to have a ‘third way’ to be a member of the Crown. And the Queen just said, ‘no you can’t,'” he continued. Harry and Meghan notably wanted to retain their official roles in military, arts, Commonwealth and sports organizations – which the couple hold dear – but were told they would have to step down from those positions after talks with the Queen and members of the Royal family. “They respect the decision, but they have always made it clear that they are determined to play these roles,” the source added. Buckingham Palace said all were “saddened” by their decision to step down from the royal family for good, but remained “very much loved members”. But former members.
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