On January 10th, 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were stepping down from their roles as senior members of the British Royal Family. This news came as a shock to many, and other royals were said to be “hurt” by their decision.
Despite stepping down from their roles, Harry and Meghan remain members of the Royal Family and will continue to support the Queen. Harry remains a Prince, and the couple kept their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles, but are no longer addressed as His/Her Royal Highness (HRH).
The couple has decided to become financially independent and will no longer receive public funds for their official duties. They will also no longer be using their HRH titles, and will instead be referred to as “Harry and Meghan”.
The couple has also decided to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America. This will allow them to continue to work on their charitable initiatives, as well as to focus on their family.
The decision to step down from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family has been met with mixed reactions. While some have praised the couple for their courage and independence, others have expressed their disappointment at the news.
No matter what the public opinion is, it is clear that Harry and Meghan have made a difficult decision and are determined to forge their own path. They will continue to be a part of the Royal Family, but will no longer be addressed as His/Her Royal Highness.