Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) have officially broken from the Britain’s royal family and will not be returning to life as working royals, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday.
“Following conversations with the duke,” the statement said, “the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.”
In Friday’s statement, Buckingham Palace (and thus the Queen) made it clear that the review period was over and while Harry and Meghan are still part of the Mountbatten-Windsor family, they’re officially out of “the firm.”
“While all are saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family.”
A Buckingham Palace statement on The Duke and Duchess of Sussex ➡️https://t.co/nl7RiZmGiZ
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) February 19, 2021