LONDON (AP) – Buckingham Palace confirmed on Friday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan would not return to royal duties and that Harry would relinquish his honorary military titles – a decision that makes formal, and final, the couple’s division from the royal family.
When Harry and Meghan walked away from full-time royal life in March 2020, unhappy with media scrutiny and their roles, it was agreed that the situation would be reviewed a year later.
It is now, and Mahal said in a statement that the couple, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have verified that “they will not return as working members of the royal family.”
It added that Queen Elizabeth II had spoken to Harry, 36, and confirmed that “after the royal family moved away from work, it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.” “
Mahal said Harry’s appointment as Captain General of the Royal Marines and with other military groups would return the Queen to the title before it was distributed to other members of the family.
Harry served in the British Army for a decade, including frontline in Afghanistan and a close relationship with the military. He Established the Invictus Games competition for wounded soldiers, which was first held in 2014 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
He Positions will also have to be renounced as patrons of the Rugby Football Association, Rugby Football League and London Marathon Charitable Trust.
Meghan, 39, will be removed from her role as a patron of Britain’s National Theater and the Commonwealth Universities Association.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Endeavor Fund Awards on March 5, 2020 at Mansion House in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumbi / Indigo / Getty Images)
The palace statement said, “While everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess are very dear members of the family.”
American actress Meghan Markle, a former star of the TV legal drama “Suits”, married the Queen’s grandson Harry in May 2018 at Windsor Castle. Their son Archie was born a year later.
In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were relinquishing royal duties and moving to North America, saying that what they said was about the unbearable infiltration and racist attitude of the British media, which Identifies Doriel.
The couple now agreed to use the title “royal highness” or to obtain public funds for their work, although it was not clear at the time whether they would stand the decision.
They retain their titles of Duke and Duchess, and Harry still occupies the sixth position for the British throne. Harry and Meghan now live in Santa Barbara, California and are expecting their second child. The couple recently announced that they would be speaking with Oprah Winfrey for a TV special to be aired next month.
He continues to have a strained relationship with sections of the British media. Earlier this month, Meghan won a legal victory in a lawsuit against the Mail’s publisher on Sunday, when a British judge published part of a letter he wrote to his father, mentioning the newspaper’s rule .
News of his breakup with the palace comes when Harry’s grandfather, 99-year-old Prince Philip, is in a hospital in London, where he was admitted on Tuesday after feeling unwell.
A spokesperson for the couple said on the suggestion that Meghan and Harry were not devoted to duty.
“Dismissed from their work over the past year, Duke and Suchet’s Sussex is committed to its duty and service in the UK and around the world, and has offered its continued support to organizations that represented regardless of official role Is “the spokesman said in a statement.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”