On January 18, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they will refrain from their senior royal titles. They surprised everyone when deciding to step away from their royal highness, and surely the queen wasn’t happy about that deep down! However, the couple explained how they wanted to become independent and pay back the funds that they had spent on renovation for their home.
After returning from a family break with baby Archie, they announced that they will continue being off royal duties and are very thankful for the support of Her Majesty and the Royal Family. The Queen also made herself clear in her speech, stating that they would not be able to regain their titles but are welcomed and much loved as part of her family.
Prince Harry admits that it took a lot of time and thinking to finally make such decision. Without a doubt, he along with Meghan have thought it well and saw that they needed some space to focus on their small family. As well as continue their charity work that carries after the deceased Princess Diana. Clearly, their newly planned life is much more important than their royal titles. We can assume that baby Archie will be raised very well and in accordance to royal traditions that he was born with.
Being part of the Royal Family is wonderful but it can get really challenging, given so many strict rules and guidelines that can become distressing. It’s not the first time that Harry surprises us, we were surprised enough when he first started dating Meghan in 2016 and it was expected that at some point they would lead their own way. Harry and Meghan’s love story is incredible, their perseverance to be together and the good things they do for the community makes them not simply royal but loyal.