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“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, 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. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor 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. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support. ”- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
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Duchess of Sussexadded that they will continue to support the monarchy. They also plan to keep up their charitable endeavors, mainly through their new organization, Sussex Royal.
It is unclear how the pair will finance everything, as most of their work has been paid for via Harry’s family. It will also be interesting to see how closely Harry and Meghan work with William and Kate Middleton, especially in light of their abrupt exit.
The couple’s note on social media was long, but it did not explain what will happen to the line of succession now that Harry is bowing out. It also raised questions about who is considered to be senior members of the royal family.
A look at the royal line of succession
As the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Prince Charles is the first in line to the throne. Charles recently turned 71 years old and has waited longer than anyone to inherit the crown.
While Charles continues to wait for his turn at the head of the monarchy, Prince William is second in the royal line of succession. Once Charles takes the throne, William will likely be named the
Prince of Walesand will take over his father’s duties at the Duchy of Cornwall.
Prince George, meanwhile, is third in line to the throne and will someday become the King of the United Kingdom (assuming everything goes as planned). Because George is in the direct line of succession, he is considered to be a part of the inner circle of royals.
But because Prince George is only six years old, it will be a long time before he starts taking on royal duties. Although Harry, who is sixth in line, is stepping down from his royal duties, he does not lose his place in the line of succession.
According to Oprah Magazine
, it will take an act of Parliament to kick Prince Harry off the line of succession. While Harry will no longer be in the royal spotlight, he will remain sixth in line to the throne. Inside Prince George’s historic portrait
As a senior member of the royal family, Queen Elizabeth included George in a historic portrait for the start of the new year.
The image, which was shared on social media, features Her Majesty posing alongside Charles, William, and George.
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The photo was snapped by photographer Ranald Mackechnie inside the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth
Apart from Harry keeping his place in line to the throne, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not expected to lose any of their titles. In their statement, Harry and Meghan assured everyone that they will continue some of their duties to the crown, which should keep their titles intact.
As far as their house is concerned, Harry and Meghan plan on living inside Frogmore Cottage for the foreseeable future. On their official website, the couple says that they will remain in Windsor for as long as Queen Elizabeth gives them permission.
The pair added that all of the renovations to Frogmore Cottagewere in the works long before they decided to move in. They also said that it would have cost the royal family more money to renovate Kensington Palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan have not revealed how they plan on funding their move to North America, though her connections in Hollywood will likely play a part in them gaining financial freedom.
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