world has been shaken by the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
want to leave the royal family. The people are mind blown, the royals
are probably having a meltdown and the media is having a field day.
And whether you’re a royalist or not, you’ve probably heard about
this and have formed some sort of opinion or at least have had some
kind of knee-jerk reaction towards this.
you have watched the Crown or Downton Abbey, chances you’re
fascinated with traditional British culture and the royals in
general. And why wouldn’t you be? There aren’t that many
countries that still have a real royal family. And while it’s kind
of strange, that is something we find interesting. But the times are
changing and we’re finding out that being a royal isn’t all it’s
cracked up to be. Let’s talk about it, shall we?
Harry and Meghan Markle chose a very modern way to announce their
plans to leave the royal family. They did it with an Instagram post
that stated this:
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