Prince Harry and Megan Markle quit their roles as the front-runners of the Royal Family. The shocking news follows turbulent relations with brother Prince William and the pressures of the Royal life. The shocking decision comes out without consulting the Queen of England (Elizabeth II).
What are Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle saying?
Prince Harry, the youngest son of Prince Charles and late Princess Diana, has announced his will to leave his position in the Royal Family along with wife Meghan Markle. The sixth in line to the British Throne and brother to Prince William expressed his feelings in an Instagram post.
According to some sources, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle didn’t even go through the hierarchy before releasing the surprising statement. Even the Queen of England (Elizabeth II) wasn’t in the loop.
The Duke (Prince Harry) and Duchess(Meghan Markle) of Sussex released a joint statement on the official SussexRoyal Instagram profile. The Royal couple steps back from their official positions in the family.
We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family. We want to become financially independent while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.
Prince Harry’s statement continues and tells us more about what the Royal couple intends to do afterward.
After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year is starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.
Prince Harry also sheds light on how this decision will help his and Meghan Markle’s son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son(Archie) 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.
What are the Reasons behind this Shocking decision by the Duke & Duchess of Sussex?
Sources close to Prince Harry say that the immense pressure of being in the spotlight took its toll. Meghan Markle and his fairytale wedding made their lives even less private and the constant media attention is not something they can cope up with anymore. In an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby, Prince Harry talks about his struggle in media and gives this statement.
Sometimes there’s good press; sometimes there’s bad press. You take the rough with the smooth. I will not be bullied into playing a game that killed my mum(Princess Diana).
Turbulent relationship with his brother William is another reason why Prince Harry has taken this step.
William and I are on different paths. We don’t see each other as much as we used to.
Time will tell if this step is a permanent one or a momentary reaction to the drama in Royal Family. Dankanator will keep you updated on the subject.