Twitter Cries ‘Mexit’ as Harry-Meghan Step Back as Senior Members

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stepped back from their roles as ‘senior’ members of the British royal family.

Published09 Jan 2020, 10:40 AM IST
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In what seems like a major setback for the royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially stepped back from their roles as ‘senior’ members of the British royal family. The two shared a statement on Instagram saying they will, moving forward, ‘work to become financially independent’ and travel back and forth between the UK and North America.

Now now, for all those thinking that they are stripping themselves of their “royal” status, you’re wrong. They’re both still royals, but without the family money. Or something like that.

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“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 For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Although the two will still continue to support the charities that they’ve been working with as members of the royal family, they will now also be taking on other jobs since they’re practically cutting themselves off from the royal payroll. Twitter, of course, could not wait to jump on the ‘Mexit’ wagon after the announcement.

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Now, of course, the bigger goal for the two is being able to start their life on their own terms, but the move was also motivated by how the UK media did not spare any chances to take potshots at Meghan.

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Prince Harry even expressed his disappointment over the media’s critical reportage of Meghan, in a statement he made early into their relationship, in 2016.

Speculations suggest that the two might move to Canada for the time being, however, no official announcement has been made on that front yet. But here’s wishing them happier beginnings post all that family drama!

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