US Weekly: Harry Reassured Queen Elizabeth That Giving up Royal Title Isn't a 'Personal Dig'
Prince Harry reportedly assured Queen Elizabeth II that his decision to forego the active use of his royal surname is not personal a personal stab at her, but rather comes from a place of personal preference moving forward.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they decided to step away from their roles as senior working members of the royal family in January.
IT'S NOT PERSONAL
Since then, a lot of changes happened before and now after their official exit on March 31, the latest of which is ditching the royal surname Mountbatten-Windsor.
Even though Prince Harry doesn't have plans on making his decision legal, he doesn't want to actively use it, as a source told Us Weekly:
“The bottom line is, he prefers to keep it casual and be known as ‘Harry.’”
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"We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again." • Her Majesty The Queen has addressed the UK and Commonwealth in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle — visit @TheRoyalFamily to watch in full.
On the registration documents of his new eco-friendly tourism firm Travalyst, Prince Harry reportedly listed his name as Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex - a company that will boast with a grading system users can use to track carbon emissions.
According to the source, Prince Harry "reassured" the Queen that his actions are "not a personal dig," and added that she "still means the world to him.
SAVOURING THE EXTRA TIME WITH HIS FAMILY
However, with the world practically having come to a standstill due to the novel coronavirus, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle currently find themselves in self-isolation in their secure compound in Los Angeles with their son Archie.
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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day, alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Members of The Royal Family. The Commonwealth is a global network of 54 countries, working in collaboration towards shared economic, environmental, social and democratic goals, and the Service today seeks to highlight the vast community which spans every geographical region, religion and culture, embracing diversity amongst its population of 2.4 billion people, of which 60 percent are under 30 years old. As President and Vice-President of the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been passionate advocates of the Commonwealth having spent many years working closely with the next generation of Commonwealth leaders. The theme of the Commonwealth for 2020 is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming', placing emphasis on youth, the environment, trade, governance, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and innovation. From working to protect the earth's natural resources and preserving the planet for generations to come, to championing fair trade and empowering the youth of today to transform the communities of tomorrow, the Service celebrates the Commonwealth's continued commitment to delivering a peaceful, prosperous and more sustainable future for all. Photo © PA
The couple plan on basing themselves in the sunny city after spending several months in Canada. During a video call with his parents and members of the WellChild charity Prince Harry said that he is celebrating the extra time with his family.
DONATING TO THOSE IN NEED
Not forgetting about the needs and suffering of the outside world while in quarantine, Meghan and Prince Harry donated excess profits earned from the broadcast of the wedding ceremony in May last year.
Amounting to over $112,000, the couple donated the money to the UK charity Feeding Britain, and a spokesperson for the couple said that they are "delighted" that the money would be used for "such a great cause."
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“Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and thanking you for your continued support! We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year. We hope 2020 brings each of you health and continued happiness.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Special thanks to Chris Martin and @Coldplay for allowing us to use one of their songs Photo and video © SussexRoyal Thanks to PA for additional images and footage
ADJUSTING TO THEIR NEW LIFE
Even though Prince Harry and Meghan are surging towards their future, it's been an adjustment nonetheless. During a recent interview with Radio Times, Prince Harry's longtime friend, the primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall said:
“I don’t know how his career is going to map out, but yes, I’ve been in touch, though I think he’s finding life a bit challenging now.”
THE NAME OF THEIR NEW ORGANIZATION
Meghan and Prince Harry also finally revealed the name of their new organization, and it gives a sweet nod to their son Archie, who will celebrate his first birthday next month.
The couple decided to incorporate a variant of the word "arche" - a Greek meaning a source of action, in their future endeavors before Meghan even became pregnant.
So when Meghan and Prince Harry founded the organization, they decided on the name Archewell.
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