People: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's New Royal Exit Arrangement Will Be Reviewed in a Year

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Jan 20, 2020
12:57 P.M.
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The arrangement arrived at by the Queen, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle about the couple's life going forward will get reviewed in a year, a source revealed.

It seems the dust is finally settling on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shocking exit announcement. There is finally a silver lining in the tumultuous situation created since they made their decision to "Step back."

The couple and the Queen arrived at an "Arrangement" over the weekend that benefits both parties. But a source told People that the arrangement would get reviewed in a year.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Canada House in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images



The arrangement, as contained in a statement released by the Queen, includes her blessing as Harry and Meghan start the next phase of their lives. It states amid other things,

"I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years, and support their wish for a more independent life."

The Monarch commended Markle for embracing life as a royal and becoming "One of them." She added that the Royal family hopes Prince Harry and his wife would be able to build the family they want.


Queen Elizabeth II tours Queen Mother Square in Poundbury, Dorset | Photo: Getty Images


The couple will no longer work as senior members of the Royal family. They are now private citizens, and Harry will no longer carry out official military appointments.


Harry was jovial at the event, and even laughed off a reporter's attempt to get an inside scoop of the happenings in his family.

The couple no longer receives funds from the public and will fend for themselves. This means that they are stepping away from a reportedly $88 billion fortune.



The arrangement allows the parents of young Archie to continue with their charity work. They will continue with their private patronages and associations.

While the couple will no longer represent Her Majesty, they will uphold her values. However, Prince Harry and Meghan will henceforth not use their HRH titles.



Frogmore Cottage will remain their residence in the UK, but they will pay back the funds used for its renovation to the Sovereign Grant expenditure. Security arrangements for the Sussexes will get handled privately.

The new arrangements work best for both parties and will take effect from Spring 2020. In the meantime, Prince Harry is honoring commitments made before the step-down.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex tend to their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa | Photo: Getty Images


Last week, the Royal attended the Rugby League World Draw for the 2021 season at Buckingham Palace. He was jovial at the event, and even laughed off a reporter's attempt to get an inside scoop of the happenings in his family.

If the song shared last week on Sussex Royal's IG story is anything to go by, then the Prince seems to relish living life on his terms. Harry has always been all about family, and now, he gets to focus on the one he has with Markle.