Duke and Duchess of Sussex step down from senior royal position
It was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have stepped down from their position as senior members of the royal family, without consulting Buckingham Palace beforehand.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in an Instagram post that they “were to step back as senior members of the royal family” in order to create a “progressive new role within this institution”.
It was also announced that the couple would be spending time between England and North America, where the Duchess of Sussex hails from, explaining that they will be able to raise their baby son Archie “with an appreciation for the royal tradition in which he was born”, while also providing them “the space to focus on the next chapter”.
It is reported that members of the royal family reacted negatively to the news, with some of the media adding that the Queen was “deeply disappointed”. In October 2019, it was announced that the Duke of Sussex had filed a law suit against the Mail on Sunday for publishing the Duchess’s private letters.
The couple married in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, was born on 6 May 2019.
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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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