Prince Harry Took Another Subtle Step Away from Royal Life – Here's How

Prince Harry just took another small but weighty step away from royal life — his title as the Duke of Sussex has been changed on the website of his environmental tourism initiative. 

Prince Harry recently took another step from royal life — the website of his tourism initiative, Travalyst, deleted all references to Harry as "His Royal Highness."

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

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

According to People, the removal of the title is among the agreement Harry and Meghan Markle made with the royal family earlier in January amid news that they would retire as senior royals.

Before this new development, the website read that Travalyst is headed by "HRH The Duke of Sussex," however, it has now been changed to "The Duke of Sussex."

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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 "HRH" is an abbreviation of the term "His/Her Royal Highness." It is an essential and honorary title reserved for the top members of the royal family, and at the family meeting held before their official exit, Harry and Meghan agreed to stop actively using the title. 

Travalyst was created to aid tourists in making environmentally sound choices.

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🏎💨💨💨 • This morning, The Duke of Sussex raced up to Silverstone, home of the British Grand Prix to open the The Silverstone Experience, a brand-new immersive museum that tells the story of the past, present and future of British motor racing. Joined by six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton MBE, The Duke of Sussex and Lewis toured @thesilverstoneexperience, where they viewed the various components of the museum, met with volunteers, and chatted with the next generation of engineers and racing drivers. The museum brings the extensive heritage of Silverstone and British motor racing to life, celebrating the circuit and the country’s position at the heart of the global motorsport industry. It showcases the rich history of the sport, highlights amazing stories of many whom have been part of what makes Silverstone so special - which we hope, will inspire future generations to come. Photo © PA

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Prince Harry has honored the agreement, so far, and at the very first event he attended after the royal exit, a Travalyst conference in Edinburgh, he asked people to call him by his given name rather than the "HRH" title. 

At the event, Harry shared his concerns about how the growth and development of tourism are threatening to annihilate some of the world's most iconic destinations. He called for the travel and tourism firms to work together to create a sustainable future. 

The erasure of the "HRH" title from the Travalyst website is the latest sign that Harry and his wife are slowly but consistently distancing themselves from the royal family in their new Los Angeles home.

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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

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Prince Harry launched Travalyst in September 2019. According to the sustainable travel program's website, it is a new global initiative founded with the intention of changing the effects of travel and tourism. 

Travalyst is the first initiative to be carried out by Harry and Meghan's new charitable foundation, Sussex Royal. 

Harry reportedly spent over two years working on the project with partners including, Booking.com, Skyscanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor, and Visa.

Travalyst was founded to help tourists in making environmentally sound choices, such as providing tips for reducing carbon emissions and supporting local communities at tourist destinations. 

The main goal of Travalyst is to provide the average tourist with more eco-conscious travel options when booking trips. It also aids the creation of awareness on the impact tourism can have on the environment. 

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