Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines when they announced their decision to step away from their current roles as members of The Royal Family. A meeting of The Royal Family was held in January 2020 to outline how Harry and Meghan’s transition out of the Royal Family would take place.
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Why The Change?
According to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official website sussexroyal.com, the couple’s wish to step away stems from a desire for more independence as a family. This includes being able to work in careers unconnected to their Royal duties, which is not allowed in their current positions within The Royal Family.
Since the birth of their son Archie, the couple also wishes to reduce the amount of media intrusion into their private life. Although their decision has initially caused more media interest, once their roles within The Royal Family have legally changed, it will be harder for the media to use ‘public interest’ as an excuse for intrusion into their private matters.
How Will The Change Take Place?
The Duck and Duchess of Sussex’s transition from their Royal duties will begin on April 1st 2020. The transition will take 12-months with a review at the end.
What Will Change?
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1. The couple will no longer have an office in Buckingham Palace. According to sussexroyal.com the couple informed their staff personally and have worked out individual plans to ensure staff are treated fairly in the transition.