Harry, Meghan quit royal front-line roles as UK monarchy hurts

Written by on January 9, 2020

Bombshell resignation from front-line royals, Prince Harry and his celebrity wife Meghan has rocked the British monarchy with gossips suggesting Queen Elizabeth II was not informed in advance.

In a surprise statement that appeared to catch Buckingham Palace off guard, The couple said they would balance their time between Britain and North America and rip up long-established relations with the press

A palace statement in a short time later said discussions with Harry and Meghan were at an early stage, adding that there are complicated issues to work through.

According to reports, The mood in the palace was perceived to be one of disappointment and even hurt, while Thursday’s newspapers were full of rumours of a family split and the queen’s dismay.

Media reports also revealed that the couple made their shock statement — released on their Instagram account, own website and through Buckingham Palace’s email communications system — without notifying either Harry’s grandmother, the monarch, or father, the future king Prince Charles.

The decision to resign follows a turbulent year for the pair, who have admitted to struggles in the spotlight and growing apart from Harry’s brother Prince William as well as reports of negative news coverage and subpoenas taking several papers to court

The couple says they decided to relinquish their duties in order to work to become financially independent but assures continued support for her majesty, the Queen in a new progressive role within the institution


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