“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.”
This statement has set the Buckingham Palace in turmoil, and the British Royalty is working real hard to contain the outburst it has caused.
In the noon hours of Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued the statement to confirm a leak that was about to be published by the Sun. The couple are relinquishing their senior roles in the British Monarchy.
The story said that Harry and Megan are planning to establish financial independence, and they can’t wait to work on commercial products or take commercial deals. But that appears not to be the main problem.
The major altercation came from how the couple handled the whole thing. It was reported that the royal family was not carried along in their decision to step back from their senior roles in the institution. It was upon learning that the Sun was about to publish the leak of their plans that they hurriedly issued a statement, which the queen was said to be very upset about and Princes Charles and the Duke of Cambridge, Williams, were ‘incandescent’ with rage. It was said that the Duke and Duchess have “exiled themselves from the royal family.”
In their plans, the couple wants to keep the Frogmore Cottage which was renovated with 2.4 million of taxpayers money, keep their royal titles and body guards that cost 600,000 a year.
A statement issued by a senior member of the palace who spoke to the Sun on anonymity said: “Their statement was not cleared with anyone. It breaks all protocol. This is a declaration of war on the family.
“There is fury over how they’ve done this without any thought for the implications for the institutions. The Queen is deeply upset. The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge are incandescent with rage.
“Courtiers can’t believe it. There are so many unanswered questions but they’ve just up and done it without a thought for anyone else.
“The plan was for them to discuss it and work out a way that works for everyone in the family.”
Harry and Meghan have been at the center of criticism from the British media, a situation that has been attributed to racism. It is believed that Meghan is not white enough to be welcomed in Buckingham palace. The birth of the son, Archie has also changed a lot in the couple’s behavior that the royal family’s differences have widened.
The couple said they will be going to North America or precisely Canada, but will keep in touch with Britain. They had spent their Christmas in Canada and many people believe it was more like a foretaste of their preferred place of residence.
The development has stirred divided opinions from the British people and the couple’s fans around the world. While some say their decision is a slap on the British Institution, others applaud the step as a way of protecting their son from perceived racism.
A fierce critic of the couple, Piers Morgan tweeted: “people say I’m too critical of Meghan Markle – she ditched her family, ditched her dad, ditched most of her old friends, split Harry from William, and has now split him from the Royal family.”
Just the sentiment so many others are echoing, that altercation in the royal family has been fueled ever since the former actress got married to Prince Harry.
However, Buckingham palace has issued a statement to address the situation: “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage.
“We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,” the statement said
What is not clear is if the institution will strip the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their royalty if the family fails to talk them out of their decision.