ET: Harry & Meghan Are Working through Recent Tensions with Royal Family Following Exit News

The world was shocked when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step down as senior members of the royal family in January. Over two months later, the dust has finally started to settle. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might have triggered a panic alarm in the royal household after announcing that they would be stepping down from their roles in the royal family on January 9 through an Instagram post.

In the post, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex mentioned that they look forward to finding a "progressive new role" within the royal family. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017 at Nathan Philips Square on September 25, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

The couple also expressed their wish to become financially independent and split their time between the United Kingdom and Canada where Markle used to live before marrying Harry. 

Following their announcement, the Queen had to call an emergency meeting to resolve the issue, an unorthodox move from the palace's side.

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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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 THE DUST HAS SETTLED

While of course there have been tensions, the family is getting through it.

According to a "BBC" report, the palace was not expecting the announcement from Harry and Meghan and the palace officials were "disappointed" by it. 

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✈️🎖The Queen, Honorary Air Commodore visited @rafmarham in Norfolk today. The Royal Family have long supported the air base. Swipe ➡️ to see a photograph of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother visiting personnel in 1988. RAF Marham is a military airbase, with over 3600 working personnel. The airbase provides engineering support across the RAF and is home to the F-35B Lightning, a military aircraft. The Queen visited the Integrated Training Centre, which provides future pilots with thorough training and enables them to qualify as a Lightning Plane pilot. Her Majesty watched a demonstration of simulation-based training. This special training enables new pilots to practice flying planes without being in the air.

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According to the royal correspondent of "BBC," the announcement caused tension in the royal household because the Sussexes did not consult the Queen before making the announcement. 

"This is clearly a major rift between Harry and Meghan on one part, and the rest of the Royal Family on the other."

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🇳🇿 I te rā nei, Ka nui tonu ngā hāpori puta noa  i Aotearoa whānui e aro ana ki Waitangi.  Ko tēnei hararei o te motu  e whakanui ana i te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi, e ai ki te nuinga ko te puka i tuapapa ai i tō tātou whenua o Niu Tireni. Today, communities across new New Zealand will be marking Waitangi Day. The national holiday commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, widely considered to be the document which founded modern New Zealand. Photo 1: The Queen - wearing the kiwi feather korowai (cloak) given to her for her Coronation in 1953 - in Christchurch in 2002. Photo 2: The Queen (plus assorted corgis and dorgis!) welcomes the All Blacks to Buckingham Palace in 2007. Photo 3: The Queen at the unveiling ceremony for the New Zealand War Memorial in London in 2006. Photo 4: The Queen is greeted by a Guard of Honour as she arrives in Wellington in 2002. Photos: Press Association

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THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER

Now, a couple of months after the bombshell announcement, a royal source has allegedly revealed to "ET" that things are finally starting to fall in place in the royal family. 

"They love their family, but given the relentless onslaught by the media, they did what they thought was right for their family and son."

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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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The source further revealed that Prince William wasn't pleased that things weren't handled privately. Currently, the Duke and the Duchess are isolating in Vancouver Island with their son, Archie, amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Earlier this month, the royal couple made a series of appearances in London where they attended the Commonwealth Day ceremony, an event that marked their final appearance as the senior members of the royal family. 

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