Prince Harry and Meghan have confirmed their final split from the Royal Family one year after stepping away as “senior royals” but say they will continue a “life of service” in their own way.
Buckingham Palace broke the news first, releasing a statement saying the Royal Family was “saddened” by the decision which will see the pair lose their honorary military appointments and royal patronages.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family,” the palace said.
“While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family.
“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,” the palace said.
The news comes as the Queen’s 99-year-old husband – and Harry’s grandfather – Prince Philip is in hospital and expected to remain there until next week and after the couple announced they were expecting another baby.
Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, sent shockwaves through the monarchy in January…