Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are outta here. They’ve quit the Royal Family, for reals. They’re going to live in Canada, come to the US and Hollywood–where Meghan has her friends and contacts. I get it. What’s the point of hanging around when you’re never going to be King and Queen? Why not have a great life outside the Royal Family?
It could be that watching “The Crown” gave them some ideas. The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, suffered and had sad unfulfilled life living in Elizabeth’s shadow. Harry’s uncles, especially Andrew, have also had their problems. Harry and Meghan certainly don’t want to be featured in Season 7 of “The Crown,” which must be n the drawing boards.
Here’s their statement on Instagram:
“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, 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