(CMR) Some royal watchers were surprised today to hear that Prince Harry (37) and Meghan (38), the Duchess of Susses would be stepping down from their roles as senior members of the British royal family and are making plans to be “financially independent” while splitting their time between the UK and North America.
The announcement was made earlier today:
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year. “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,”
they wrote on Instagram, explaining that they hope to “carve out a progressive new role within this institution.”
“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.”