Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Won't Have These 8 Royal Luxuries after Their Exit Is Finalized

After Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, officially resign from their royal duties, their life will be a lot different than that of the other senior members of the royal family. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shocked the world on January 9 when they announced on Instagram that they were planning to step down as the senior member of the royal family. 

In an Instagram post, the couple made it pretty clear that they want to carve out a "progressive new role" in the royal family while continuing to support the Queen. They also mentioned that they would split time between the United Kingdom and North America.

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

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

Meanwhile, what many might not know is that they have to give up some major privileges after officially resigning from their royal duties in April. 

Harry and Meghan will still keep their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but there are some major royal privileges that they won't get to enjoy anymore. 

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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

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1. Paying back taxpayers money

The British taxpayers paid $3 million when the Frogmore Cottage was refurbished after the Queen gifted it to Harry and Meghan after they got married. 

Although the couple lives in Canada, the property will remain their UK base. In an official statement, the Buckingham Palace confirmed that they will repay the Sovereign Grant expenditure for the renovation. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined hundreds of veterans and their families at the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, to honour and remember those who lost their lives in service of their country. Their Royal Highnesses each planted a Cross of Remembrance, paying respect to those who have served in our Armed Forces. They were then honoured to spend time meeting with veterans and family members from all areas of the Armed forces - from those who have served in past campaigns to more recent conflicts. This is the seventh time The Duke has attended the Field of Remembrance – having previously accompanied The Duke of Edinburgh for several years. The Duchess of Sussex was grateful to be able to join her husband on this important day and to personally recognise those who have served. #remembrance #lestweforget

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2. The Queen will not pay for their staff anymore

After Harry and Meghan announced their exit, their staff in the Frogmore cottage including a house manager and a cleaner were removed

However, "Insider" reported that the staff was relocated within the royal household and no one was let go. According to the outlet, they are usually relocated within the household. 

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More images from Heritage Day in Bo Kaap. As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Auwal Mosque – the first and oldest Mosque in South Africa. Standing as a symbol of the freedom of former slaves to worship, the Mosque hosts events with Muslim, Christian and Jewish young leaders, and encourages friendship and understanding between South Africa's varied communities. The Duke and Duchess also got to view the first known manuscript of the Qu’ran in Africa, drafted by Tuan Guru from memory, whilst he was imprisoned on Robben Island. ••• Heritage Day celebrated the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the rainbow nation. Bo Kaap streets filled with colour and music while Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Cape Town. The area has seen inter-community tension rise over the last few years, yet days like today show how faith, traditions, food and music bring people together, and celebrate the things that unite each and every one of us. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️ Shutterstock / PA images

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3. Canada won't pay for their security

According to "CBC News," ever since Harry and Meghan arrived at Vancouver Island, Canada has been paying for their RCMP security. However, the country plans to stop paying once the couple officially resigns. 

 "The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status."

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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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4. No tiaras for Meghan  

Meghan will no longer be considered a princess after she drops her title in April. She officially became a princess of the United Kingdom after tying the knot with Prince Harry. 

However, she can wear tiaras in specific royal occasions. The last time she wore a tiara was during her wedding in 2018. She hadn't had the opportunity to wear one again. 

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Happy one year anniversary to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! Today marks the one year anniversary of the wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their Royal Highnesses exchanged vows at St George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19th, 2018. The selected song “This Little Light of Mine” was chosen by the couple for their recessional. We hope you enjoy reliving this moment, and seeing some behind the scenes photos from this special day. A message from The Duke & Duchess: Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful. Photo credit: Chris Allerton/Joe Short (B&W); PA (color) ©️SussexRoyal (B&W images and video)

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5. Meghan can't borrow jewelry from the Queen

While Kate regularly borrows jewelry from Her Majesty, Meghan won't have the same luxury again. This is because she won't be attending royal events as Kate does. 

Meghan wore the Queen Mary diamond bandeau from the royal collection on her wedding day. She has also worn some jewelry that belonged to the late Princess Diana. 

6. Their children won't be considered "royal babies"

Harry and Meghan will no longer be royal after resigning from their royal duties. So naturally, any children they have will also be a non-royal. 

When their first child, Archie, was born, the royal palace celebrated in a grand way but things won't be the same for his future siblings. They won't have official royal memorabilia from the Buckingham Palace either. 

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This morning, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle at an intimate service officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so happy to share the joy of this day with members of the public who have been incredibly supportive since the birth of their son. They thank you for your kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment. Their Royal Highnesses feel fortunate to have enjoyed this day with family and the godparents of Archie. Their son, Archie, was baptised wearing the handmade replica of the royal christening gown which has been worn by royal infants for the last 11 years. The original Royal Christening Robe, made of fine Honiton lace lined with white satin, was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1841 and first worn by her eldest daughter. It was subsequently worn for generations of Royal christenings, including The Queen, her children and her grandchildren until 2004, when The Queen commissioned this handmade replica, in order for the fragile historic outfit to be preserved, and for the tradition to continue. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal

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7. More freedom to paparazzi

The British newspaper cannot use the paparazzi photos of the members of the royal family. It is because they are bound by an agreement with the palace. 

However, since Harry and Meghan will be no longer royal, they might not have the same level of privacy and photo agencies and reporters with no agreement with the palace might follow them for pictures. 

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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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8. No royal tours 

Harry and Meghan will no longer go on royal tours on behalf of the Queen. Their trips will no longer be funded by Her Majesty or be performed in a royal capacity. 

Previously, the couple visited South Africa with Archie and spent 10 days there. After their decision to step down, the couple has attended a JPMorgan event in Miami in a private capacity. 

  
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