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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Resign From the British Royal Family, What Will Be Their Future As Ordinary People?

In a surprising turn of events that has even shocked the British royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they are resigning from the British royalty.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a post on Instagram, saying that they are “taking a step back” from their role as the senior Royals. They said they’ll be focusing on gaining financial independence and will be spending more time in North America – rather than living in their home country UK.

“Megxit” was announced via an Instagram post

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, 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. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. 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. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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In a statement released by the Buckingham Palace, they said:
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 the post, they wrote further that they have reached the final decision of resignation after months of reflection and internal discussions.

Reason behind the resignation might be the rifts in the British royal family

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This sudden resignation is being called Megxit, and British royal family is hurt as they both did not even consult the Queen or any other member of the royal family before taking this decision. Harry has said previously that him and his brother Prince William were on “different paths”, and even Meghan Markle has had her differences with Kate Middleton. Now this resignation has given strength to the rumours that there might be a rift in the royal family.

Prince Harry says the decision is to ensure a private and normal life for his son Archie

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Harry has said that his decision to step away and out, was taken to protect his family and his child Archie. He talked of his childhood experiences – when his mother Princess Diana suffered a tragic death after being chased by the paparazzi. His childhood and coming of age were severely affected by the media and tabloids snooping in his private life.
He says he wants his son to have a normal life, and that’s why Archie has not been given an official title yet. Meghan also has said that handling pregnancy and motherhood has been hard on her as media keeps her under constant watch, nitpicking and hair-splitting every tiny bit of activity she does – like closing her own car door, or wearing the same fashion brand twice.

She says that her friends had warned her about this:

The British tabloids will destroy your life.

How will they support their expensive lifestyle now?

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The public has begun talking and wondering about the future of Meghan and Harry, and questions have begun floating all around. Will Meghan be starring in the Netflix show “The Crown”? What kind of job will Harry do?

Harry and William do not pay any taxes since they do not have a private income. They have been living off on money provided by the British government’s public funds; and Harry’s father Prince Charles also provides them money that comes in through his private estate the Duchy of Cornwall.
Although, Meghan and Harry have said that they’ll keep receiving money from Prince Charles, who supports almost all of their expenses – but it’s not confirmed whether he will continue doing that after the resignation.
They also have millions of pounds inherited from Princess Diana, but that money is not enough to support the kind of life they both live.

They are not giving up their royal residence

Frogmore cottage, harry and meghan's royal residence
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Recently, they had used £2.4 million (about $3 million) of taxpayer money to renovate their royal residence Frogmore Cottage so they are not giving it up, saying that they want to “always have a home in the UK.” Although, they’d need permission from the Queen to continue staying there.

For “work” they might just keep doing charitable work and nothing more

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Meghan has said that she will not be going back to acting, as her focus is on doing charitable work and working for women empowerment. It’s also unlikely that Harry will do a job, so he might just focus on his charitable work.
Although, there are certain things – even after resigning, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will keep their royal titles due to historic precedents. They’ll also keep their surname Mountbatten-Windsor.

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