Prince Harry, Megan Markle Resign From Public Duties
The Duke Sussex, Prince Harry has announced his resignation from from public duties.
The announcement was made on Wednesday, making him the latest members of the Royal Family to make such announcement.
The Prince said he and his wife Megan Markle plans to spend more time in North America and become ‘financially independent.’
Over the months, Prince Harry and his wife had expressed unhappiness with life particularly as it relates to internal conflicts within the family.
The young Prince had recently sued two newspapers for an alleged phone hacking barely 24hrs after the Duchess sued The Sun for invasion of privacy.
The statement reads “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
“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.”
The couple, though resigned from public duties, would continue to honour The Queen and The Commonwealth.
The statement added “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 young couple might settle in Canada where The Queen is the head of state, according to speculation.
The announcement attracted an immediate reaction from Buckingham Palace.
The Palace said, “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Megan Markle are not the only one who have decided to withdraw from public duties.
With the speculations of rifts within the family, Prince Andrew, The Queen’s second son had in November made a similar announcement after the complexity that surrounded his friendship with convicted US sex offender Jeffery Epstein