Us Weekly: Prince Charles Is Livid with Harry and Blames Meghan for Their Decision to Step Back as Senior Royals
Prince Charles is reportedly "Livid" with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step back from the Royal family, and he is placing the blame at his daughter-in-law's feet.
The world has not seen the end of the storm that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle started with their January 8th announcement. Their decision to step back did not sit well with the Royal family and according to US Weekly, Prince Charles, Harry's father, is "Livid" at their decision.
The next-in-line to the English throne is placing the blame at the feet of his daughter-in-law. The news outlet noted that the Duke of Cornwall's anger might influence whether or not he continues to pay his son and his wife their Royal stipend. The couple had 95 percent of their income from the Duke.
While that decision remains pending, it would ultimately not affect Prince Harry and Markle, who already stated that they want financial independence. They made this known in the statement they released on Instagram.
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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
In it, the couple made it clear that part of stepping back, is gaining financial independence. The parents-of-one believe they are ready to make their income and a life for themselves without the support of the Crown.
The Queen supports her grandson, and still considers him and Markle essential members of her family
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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA
People reported recently that Prince Charles always envisioned working with his Princes Harry and William. Since that is no longer quite possible, the Prince of Wales is trying to adjust, and as the news outlet noted:
"While there's anger at the moment, [if] Harry and Meghan are prepared to enter into the spirit of this arrangement… the Queen and Charles will support them."
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
The arrangement referred to is the decision reached after the 90 minutes Summit the Queen had with the Prince of Wales, Harry and William. It held at Sandringham. The Royals agreed that the Duke of Sussex and his wife would shuffle between Canada and England during the year. It is called the "Period of transition."
The Queen supports her grandson, and still considers him and Markle as essential members of her family. A source close to the monarch previously said she was upset with the couple, but things have changed since then. The transitioning won't be easy. It would take time and patience on the part of those involved, and hopefully, Prince Charles' anger would ease with time.