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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Officially Launch Website Amid News of Stepping Back from Royal Duties

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Jan 11, 2020
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently launched their official website, Sussexroyal.com, shortly after revealing plans to quit their royal duties and take up progressive new roles.

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As part of ongoing plans to transition into new roles in a bid to attain financial independence, The Sussex royal, Meghan Markle, and her husband, Prince Harry, have officially launched a new website called Sussexroyal.com.

The newly launched website showcases the three-point agenda of the royalties for their 2020 resolve, which includes supporting the community, serving the monarchy, and strengthening the commonwealth.

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017|Photo: Getty Images

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Also included in the official website is a personal message from the pair, stating intentions to “carve out progressive new roles” and step back as “senior” members of the royal family while striving to become financially independent.

To do this, the “Suits” actress and her husband have decided to balance their time henceforth between North America and the United Kingdom, without shirking their duties to the Queen.

The adjustment would hopefully have a positive impact on their son, Prince Archie. They explained:

“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born.”

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 |Photo: Getty Images

Via the media section of the grey-themed website, the royal parents revealed how they intend to achieve diverse and open access in their updated roles.

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They also plan to scrap the Royal Rota system that allows British media representatives to cover royal events exclusively. The intended transition would warrant the couple to forfeit their access to funding from the Sovereign Grant.

Signs of an impending feud have surfaced in the past year, from the brother’s wives gradually drifting apart...

Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales on May 19, 2018| Photo: Getty Images

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Instead, the couple

would be expected

 to work for their income; a luxury royals are denied when holding royal duties. With that knowledge, the pair still look forward to adopting the new working model without reservations.

The royalties took to Instagram to divulge the announcement to fans, who expressed support for their new cause. However, some were displeased with the duo, taking to the comment section to blast the Prince of Wales and his wife. One comment read:

“Everyone supports their decision, and nobody cares if they want to be independent. It’s the way they’re going about it and the terms they’re asking for, which seem a little unfair. ” 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle watch a performance by a Welsh choir in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018|Photo: Getty Images

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This bold step by 

Meghan Markle

and her husband appears to be an exemplary move. Still, sources close to the Royal Family have alluded it to a decision spurred by the festering rift 

between the royal brothers

and their spouses.

It can be recalled that following the Duke of Sussex’s marriage to the American actress in 2018, several rumors swelled about a fallout between Harry and his brother Prince Williams, the Duke of Cambridge, over the wedding.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving after their visit to Canada House, central London, to meet with Canada's High Commissioner to the UK, Janice Charette, as well as staff, to thank them for the warm hospitality and support they received during their recent stay in Canada. Picture date: Tuesday January 7, 2020|Photo: Getty Images

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Although, the brothers debunked such rumors, signs of an impending feud have surfaced in the past year, from the brother’s wives gradually drifting apart, to the Sussex Royal’s decision to break the family tradition and spend the Christmas holiday away from England.

Notwithstanding the rumors, the Duke and Duchess are firm on their decision and have a trend of loyal supporters behind them as they transition into their new working model.

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