Harry And Meghan Quit The Royal Family

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Harry And Meghan Quit The Royal Family

#1 Post by Mac » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:24 pm

So what are they going to do now? Get jobs?
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they will step back as "senior" royals and divide their time between the UK and north America.

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace, the couple said they plan to "carve out a progressive new role within this institution".

They said they intend to "work to become financially independent".

Last October, Prince Harry and Meghan publicly revealed their struggles under the media spotlight.

In their statement, also posted on their Instagram page, the couple said they made the decision "after many months of reflection and internal discussions".

"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."

They said they plan to balance their time between the UK and north America while "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."

Over Christmas, the couple took a break from royal duties to spend some time in Canada with their son, Archie, who was born in May.

On Tuesday, Harry and Meghan visited Canada's High Commission in London to thank the country for hosting them and said they had received an "unbelievable" welcome.

Former actress Meghan lived and worked in Toronto during her time starring in the popular US drama Suits.

Harry is sixth in line to the throne - behind Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children, but it is not clear what impact, if any, this announcement would have on the line of succession.

In an ITV documentary last year, Meghan admitted motherhood was a "struggle" due to intense interest from newspapers.

Prince Harry also responded to reports of a rift between him and his brother William, the Duke of Cambridge, by saying they were on "different paths".

In October, the duchess began legal action against a newspaper over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters.

She accused the Mail on Sunday and its parent company of a campaign of "untrue" stories.

Former Buckingham Palace press officer Dickie Arbiter suggested the decision showed Prince Harry's "heart ruling his head".

He told the BBC the "massive press onslaught" when their son Archie was born may have played a part in the decision.

And he compared the move to Edward VIII's abdication in 1936 in order to marry twice-divorced American Wallace Simpson.

"That is the only other precedent, but there's been nothing like this in modern times," he said.

Asked how being a "part-time" member of the Royal Family might work, he said he did not know.

"If they're going to be based in the UK, it means they are going to be doing a lot of flying (with) a big carbon footprint," he said, adding that this may "raise eyebrows".

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Re: Harry And Meghan Quit The Royal Family

#2 Post by chijohnaok » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:54 pm

Asked how being a "part-time" member of the Royal Family might work, he said he did not know.

"If they're going to be based in the UK, it means they are going to be doing a lot of flying (with) a big carbon footprint," he said, adding that this may "raise eyebrows".
I suppose that Greta knows someone who can hook them up with a low carbon boat they can use. ;-)
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Re: Harry And Meghan Quit The Royal Family

#3 Post by Mac » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:59 pm

Meghan can get her old acting gig back and Harry has army experience so I guess he could go work security at Walmart.
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#4 Post by jack t ripper » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:04 pm

:-)

Crap, that is funny!
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#5 Post by Gary Childress » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:04 pm

Sounds like Harry is following in his mum's footprints to some degree. I seem to recall she tried to shy away a bit from the royal life too. I guess a lot of us are trying to "come down to earth" as it were. I hope the best for them...the rest of the royal family too.
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#6 Post by jack t ripper » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:06 pm

If my wife looked that good I would follow her around like a puppy too.
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#7 Post by LaPalice » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:30 pm

They can do like kim Kardashian: make money out of their life on social networks, celebrity magazine, TV... They are famous enough to win their life like that.
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#8 Post by EUBanana » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:32 pm

Ginge and Cringe.
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#9 Post by Mac » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:38 pm

EUBanana wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:32 pm
Ginge and Cringe.
:lol:

According to the BBC's Royal Correspondent, no other members of the Royal Family were consulted before Harry and Meg released their statement. The Queen is going to be pissed.

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Re: Harry And Meghan Quit The Royal Family

#10 Post by Anthropoid » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:22 pm

So brave, setting out to become "financially independent" with only several million in loose change and global celebrity status to fall back on . . .

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