People: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's New Royal Exit Arrangement Will Be Reviewed in a Year
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.
THE QUEEN SUPPORTS THEIR WISH
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.
THEY WILL FEND FOR THEMSELVES
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.
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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
THEY WILL UPHOLD THE QUEEN'S VALUES
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.
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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. • This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944. • Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. #FestivalOfRemembrance #WeWillRememberThem Photo © PA / Royal British Legion
ALL ABOUT FAMILY
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.
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.