Harry and Meghan will no longer use their royal titles ‘His Royal Highness’ and ‘Her Royal Highness’. Buckingham Palace reports this in a statement drawn up by Queen Elizabeth herself. Harry and Meghan will also no longer receive grants and allowances. The two are also going to pay back 2.4 million pounds of public money, which was used for the renovation of their Frogmore Cottage in the county of Berkshire.
The British Queen (93) explains that after many months of discussions and more recent discussions, she is happy that together they have found a constructive and supportive solution for her grandson and his family.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved members of my family.” The Queen further expresses that she acknowledges the challenges they have experienced as a result of the media following them intensively over the past two years and she supports their desire for a more independent life.
She wants to thank them for all their dedicated work in the country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and she is particularly proud of how Meghan has quickly become part of the family. “My whole family hopes that today’s agreement will enable them to build a happy and peaceful new life.”
Harry and Meghan say they are grateful for the support of the queen and the rest of the royal family. According to the new model, they have to take a step back from their royal agreements, including military occasions. From this spring, they will no longer receive government funds. They do, however, retain their patents. The couple expressed the wish to repay the £ 2.4 million renovation costs to Frogmore Cottage with their resources.
Harry and Meghan announced at the beginning of January that they would like to step out of the spotlight as members of the royal family and want to divide their time between the United Kingdom and Canada.
Moreover, Harry and his American wife wanted to become financially independent. The pressure and media attention that the position entails became too much for them. Buckingham Palace initially seemed completely surprised by the statement of the two. “Premature,” it sounded. Five days ago, Sandringham, the Queen’s country retreat, hosted a rare crisis meeting among the most important British royals. Bet: the future of Harry and Meghan. Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry met for the first time since the two indicated a step back.
After the crisis meeting, the queen immediately came up with an unusually personal and informal statement, in which she made it clear that she regrets the situation. “My family had a constructive conversation about the future of my grandson and his family. We support their desire to start a new life. Although we would have preferred them to remain, full-time members of the royal family, we respect and understand their desire to operate more independently and at the same time, continue to be part of my family.”
Prince Harry went back to work in London on Wednesday. In the gardens of Buckingham Palace, he hosted the draw for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Seemingly good-natured, he smiled smilingly at the hands of the little rugby players who had been invited. His wife, former Suits actress Meghan, is already taking an advance in Canada on the new life that the royal couple wants to build up there. They would have already caught their eye at a dream villa in West Vancouver. Their son Archie was born on May 6, 2019.