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Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Shockingly Announced On Instagram They Are Stepping Back From Royal Duties

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just shockingly announced on Instagram that they are going to “step back as senior members of the Royal Family.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared that they are looking to spend half their time in the United Kingdom and half in North America.

Instagram; Meghan and Harry smile together in the photo above

This is what their post on Instagram said:

“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,” the royal couple announced on Instagram.

“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.”

This is causing quite a stir right now in the United Kingdom. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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