The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced in an unexpected statement on Wednesday posted on their Instagram page they will step back as "senior" royals. They also want be financially independent.
„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," the statement said. They plan to split their time between the UK and North America. There are signals that Buckingham Palace is "disappointed". A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said discussions with the duke and duchess on their decision to step back were "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 palace said. Over Christmas, the couple took a six-week break from royal duties to spend some time in Canada with their son, Archie. During the visit, Meghan said it was an "incredible time" to enjoy the "beauty of Canada".
Harry and Meghan (Instagram)
It seems the Sussexes finally get what they've always wanted: to be rich and famous celebrities, free of any real responsibilities. At this time, the announcement made by the Duke and Duchess os Sussex is shocking. It’s like a big change coming for the royal family, already made publicly. The Royal Family and even common people need time to understand.