They have also expressed their desire to acquire their financial independence : “We intend to take a step back as 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, especially in recent years, that we feel ready to make that adjustment.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle emancipate themselves of the royal family
Where will they live then ? “We now expect to balance our time between the Uk and North America, continuing to honor our duty to the queen, the Commonwealth, and our sponsorships. This geographic balance, we will raise our son with an appreciation of the royal tradition in which he was born, while giving our family the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”
The royal palace and the queen “injured”
A decision that is making a lot of noise but that is not surprising than that : the couple who married in may 2018, has repeatedly expressed their difficulties to endure the media coverage of the couple, including in the documentary Harry & Meghan: an African Journey. Nevertheless, the queen would be taken aback by this announcement, according to the press release sent by Buckingham palace. “The discussions with the duke and duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take an alternate route, but these are complicated issues that take time to settle”, we read in the press release. In addition, the BBC has estimated that the palace was “hurt” by this.