For the past ten days, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been monopolizing media attention. Their desire to emancipate themselves from the royal family and leave England divided opinion. Tonight the magazine Hello! indicates a new development of the utmost importance. The queen has decided.
It is now final. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use their royal title and will no longer represent the Queen under the agreement made by the four royal houses. They will nevertheless continue to support the patronage to which they are attached and have agreed to reimburse the 2.4 million pounds sterling that came from taxpayers and spent on the renovation of Frogmore Cottage. He will remain their place of residence during their visits to the United Kingdom. This is revealed, among other things, by the agreement communicated to the public this Saturday, January 18.
Elizabeth’s communique seals the fate of the Sussexes
Elizabeth II said: “After several months of conversations and some more recent discussions, I am happy to announce that we have found a positive and constructive path together for my grandson and her family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family. I recognize the significant challenges they have encountered while they have been constantly subjected to public scrutiny over the past two years and I support their desire for a more independent life. I want to thank them for all of their dedicated work across the country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and I am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of us. Our whole family hopes that the agreement reached today will allow them to start building a new happy and peaceful life. ”
Buckingham Palace has attached to the Queen’s press release that of the young couple who confirms and completes the first: “The Duke and Duchess are infinitely grateful to her Majesty and to the royal family for their unconditional support as they embark on the new chapter of their existence. As agreed by the arrangement, they understand that to withdraw from royal obligations also means to renounce their military engagements. They will no longer receive funds allocated for royal obligations. With the blessing of Her Majesty the Queen , the Sussexes will nonetheless continue to support associations of their choice. Even though they no longer formally represent the Queen, the Sussexes are fully aware that they will have to do their utmost to continue to uphold the values of the Crown. “