UK’s Harry, Meghan to drop titles and retire as working royals

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January 19, 2020

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UK’s Harry, Meghan to drop titles and retire as working royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Canada House. (File photo/Reuters)

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LONDON: Buckingham Palace said on Saturday said Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy.

They will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Queen Elizabeth said in a statement issued by the palace.

They will also no longer use their “Royal Highness” titles, the palace said in an announcement that sought to end the turmoil in the monarchy sparked earlier this month when the couple announced they wanted to reduce their official duties and spend more time in North America.

The queen and senior family members met last week to discuss the situation and have been in “constructive and friendly” discussions with officials on how this stepping back would work in practice for Harry, 35, and his American wife, the former actress Meghan, 38.

(With input from agencies)

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