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The Queen Didn't Know Harry And Meghan Were Stepping Back From Royal Duties

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

9:29 AM - 9 Jan 2020



Senior members of the British Royal Family are said to be disappointed by Harry and Meghan's decision to step back from their current roles.

It's understood the Queen was not informed in advance of last night's announcement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

In a move dubbed Megxit, Harry and Meghan say they plan to split their time between the UK and North America.

Buckingham Palace reacted by saying "these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."

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It's after Harry and Meghan released this statement on Instagram:

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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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The royal couple have been both praised and criticised on social media:

 



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