After a harsh 2019 by public scrutiny, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed that they are withdrawing from British royalty.
” After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year to begin forging a new progressive role within this institution,”
And they added: “We intend to step back as members of the Royal Family and work to be financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty, the Queen.
It is with your encouragement, particularly in recent years, that we feel prepared to make this change. Now we plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth and our sponsorship, “ added the Dukes of Sussex, who became Archie’s parents last May.
“This balance between the two countries will allow us to raise our son with an appreciation of the real tradition in which he was born, while giving our family the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing all the details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with His Majesty, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, accept our most sincere thanks for your continued support, “
The dukes conclude in their statement that they published on their different social networks.
The decision comes days after the six-week vacation of the royal couple in Canada. They spent family time with their eight-month-old son Archie, and with the mother of the former actress. After much speculation, the royal couple finally confirmed that they decided to abandon their royal duties and withdraw from public life.