The duke and duchess of Sussex say they intend to work to become financially independent,Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to split their time between the UK and North America the continent of Meghan’s birth as they raise their son Archie.
In an official statement posted on Wednesday the couple said “After months of reflection and internal discussion 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.”
In an official social media post the couple revealed they plan to split their time between the UK and North America, they said “ 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.
It is understood the royal family was reportedly hurt and deeply disappointed after the duke and duchess stepped back as senior members of the royal family on Wednesday night without consulting the queen, the prince of wales or the duke of Cambridge.
In a statement issued just hours after the couples Instagram post, Buckingham palace explained the situation was complicated.