Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to “step back” as senior royals and become financially independent - this was announced by the spouses in their official ******* account. “After 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. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America”, is said in their statement.
Harry and Megan plan to open their own charity fund and focus on its development. The couple reports that they will continue to collaborate with Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother, and with his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, but will no longer bear the title of member of the royal family and represent Her Majesty at official events. Harry repeatedly stated that he was burdened by the role of the prince and so much attention. "I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person," he said. "I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces." Harry's mother, Princess Diana, died in a 1997 car accident while trying to escape paparazzi in Paris. So, Harry always wanted to protect his family.
Sources close to Queen Elizabeth II reported that she wasn’t aware of her grandson's plans. She’s learned about grandson’s decision from the media and “is disappointed”. However, an official statement from Buckingham Palace said that senior family members knew about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s intentions, but no one expected them to make a decision so soon.
Harry and Meghan will no longer receive funding through the Sovereign Grant, public money given to the Queen for royal duties. The government supports the royal family to the tune of 67 million pounds a year, or about $87.7 million U.S., according to the most recent figures released by Buckingham Palace.However, they also make it clear that they intend to continue to use Frogmore - renovated using money from the Sovereign Grant—as an official residence when in the U.K
Also, the couple will continue to conduct their personal social networks and refuse the press service of Buckingham Palace’s supporting. They will start choosing publications that will be informed about their life by themselves.