Are Harry and Meghan Still Royals?
In 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, made the unprecedented decision to step back from their roles as senior members of the British Royal Family. The couple, who had been married since 2018, moved to California and became financially independent, while still maintaining their HRH titles.
The decision to step back from the Royal Family was met with both praise and criticism, with some applauding the couple for their desire to live a more independent life, while others were critical of their decision to move away from the Royal Family.
Now, two years later, the question remains: are Harry and Meghan still royals? The answer is yes, but with a few caveats.
While the couple are still technically members of the Royal Family, they no longer perform any official duties or receive any public funding from the British government. They have also relinquished their HRH titles, meaning they are no longer referred to as “His/Her Royal Highness”.
The couple are still entitled to use the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, however, and are still members of the Royal Family. They are also still invited to attend family events, such as weddings and funerals, and are still able to use their royal connections to promote causes they believe in.
However, the couple have made it clear that they are now living a more independent life, and are no longer relying on the Royal Family for support. They have set up their own charitable foundation, Archewell, and have been working on various projects, including a Netflix deal and a podcast.
The couple’s status as royals will officially end on 15 December 2022, when their official transition period comes to an end. After this date, they will no longer be considered members of the Royal Family, and will be free to pursue their own interests and causes.
So, while Harry and Meghan are still technically royals, their roles and responsibilities have changed significantly since they made the decision to step back from the Royal Family in 2020. They are now living a more independent life, and are no longer relying on the Royal Family for support.