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Today marks a crazy day in history at least in the U.K. because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Announced They Are Stepping Back From Being Part Of The Royal Family.
If you follow the Royal family at all, you’ve probably heard about how much family drama has been going on between Harry and his older brother William.
If you haven’t one quick Google search will probably catch you up but nonetheless, Harry and Meghan have announced via Instagram their intention to “Step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family”.
“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
What exactly does that mean?
From what I read via their post it means they intend to remove themsleves from being part of the royal family and build their own life and own future away from royalty which is a HUGE deal.
I mean, doesn’t being royal sort of run in your blood? It’s what the entire royal family has done for centuries?
They are basically renouncing their titles as Duke and Duchess of Sussex to become “normal” or as normal as possible for a former royal member.
I mean, I get it. I cannot imagine the intense amount of stress that comes with that level of status and money.
On the other hand, being royal or even being famous with money is what so many people dream of.
I think the one thing we can take from this is that even all the money and power in the world doesn’t bring happiness and for that, I completely respect their decision to step down from their titles as part of the royal family and pursue their own path to happiness.
I just wonder what the Queen thinks of all of this…
I wish Harry and Meghan all the best!