It has been only a few days since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from being senior members of the royal family, but there are already some plans in place for their future.
It did not take long for Queen Elizabeth to give Prince Harry and Meghan Markle answers concerning their desire to step down from being senior members of the royal family and become financially independent. Discussions had been going on for months before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted their announcement on their Instagram page on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
It has been only a short time since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced on their Instagram page that they were stepping down from being senior members of the royal family to become financially independent. When their decision was first announced on Wednesday, January 8, there were speculations about many things concerning their plans.
According to a poll done by Cosmopolitan, most people believe Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be able to retain their titles once the dust has settled. The Duke and Duchess of Duchess of Sussex recently went to the press and announced they were cutting back on Royal duties, before they notified the Queen. HRM was understandably hurt because her grandson did not first seek her approval. An emergency meeting took place Monday, between the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Harry. It’s was later announced that the Elizabeth II has given her permission for her grandson and his family to make the changes they desire. Truthfully, Harry and Meghan were going to do what they wanted to with or without the blessing of the House of Windsor.
Metro and Page Six are reporting that the turmoil within the House of Windsor continues to escalate after the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex desire to relinquish their titles and Royal Duties. There has been backlash because the announcement on January 8th overshadowed that the day was supposed to be a celebration for Kate Middleton’s 38th birthday. Meghan was also called on the carpet for announcing her pregnancy on the same day as Princess Beatrice announced her engagement. On Thursday, news reports indicated that Queen Elizabeth is outraged that her advise was not heeded, and her grandson did not take time to think his decision over. She is also furious that Harry is airing all of his dirty laundry in the press. Now it seems Prince Charles is extremely disappointed that his son made such a rash decision without even consulting him.
It is perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of Royal film ever: a 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth dedicating her entire life to the service of her people and further Commonwealth family. Her historic words – “my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service” – set a precedent for her reign, and in the near seventy years of service as Queen and Monarch, she has unflinchingly, stoically and tirelessly honoured each and every word.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made an announcement on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, that included two pieces of important news. First, they announced they are "stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family" this year to become financially independent.
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Soon after Hillary Clinton said publicly that she wanted to give Meghan Markle a hug she got to do just that last Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The Duchess of Sussex secretly invited the former Secretary of State to visit her and her family at Frogmore Cottage. Prince Harry was not at home at the time of the visit, but Hillary spent time with Meghan and baby Archie. While there, Mrs. Clinton was able to get her wish to hug Meghan and to hold Archie just as she has been accustomed to holding her own grandchildren.
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