The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they are going to “step back” as “senior” members of the Royal Family in order to focus on their family and charity work
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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
and Twitter EXPLODED with the news
meghan markle said y’all don’t own me https://t.co/y0DCD4Wj1w
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) January 8, 2020
Many pointed out that she will be allowed to work again.
Cast Meghan in the next season of SUCCESSION
— Lauren Collins (@laurenzcollins) January 8, 2020
Can’t wait for season 6 of The Crown, in which Meghan could play herself.
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) January 8, 2020
a sitcom where Meghan teaches Harry how to do workforce things such as using Turbotax & meal prepping & filling out a W-1, please
— Delia Cai (@delia_cai) January 8, 2020
and applauded their decision
I’m here for #Megxit tho. Get out of there alive Meghan!
— Travon Free (@Travon) January 8, 2020
my 2020 mood is “stop doing stuff that’s not working,” and Meghan Markle is its patron saint
— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) January 8, 2020
Harry loved his mother and he loves his wife. Getting Meghan out of the direct line of fire and fodder of British tabloids is what a loving husband would do. Wishing them nothing but happiness.
— Orphan Antoinette (@OrphanAntoinet2) January 8, 2020
Once upon a time a beautiful princess rescued a prince https://t.co/W8kCMmZbLr
— Jenna Sauers (@jennasauers) January 8, 2020