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Enrique and Meghan will stop using their royal title and receive public funds in the spring

January 18, 2020
El príncipe Enrique y Meghan Markle, duques de Sussex

Prince Henry and Meghan Markle, Dukes of Sussex – GETTY IMAGES / CHRIS JACKSON – Archive


Buckingham Palace has reported on Saturday that an agreement has been reached with Prince Henry and his wife Meghan Markle, Dukes of Sussex, to stop being part of the British royal family from the spring of this year and therefore they will stop receiving public funds for their work as such.

Enrique and Meghan will stop using their royal title and receive public funds in the springEnrique and Meghan will stop using their royal title and receive public funds in the spring

“As agreed in this new pact, (Enrique and Meghan) understand that it is necessary that they renounce their royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for their real functions,” the British Royal House explained in a release.

Consequently, the couple “will not use their Royal Highness (HRH) titles because they are no longer active members of the Royal Family.”

The text emphasizes that the couple will continue to maintain their patronages and associations “with the blessing of the queen,” but they can no longer formally represent the queen. In any case “the Dukes of Sussex have made it clear that everything they will do will continue to respect their majesty's values.”

In addition, the Duke and the Princess of Sussex have stated their intention to return the 2.4 million pounds (more than 2.8 million euros) of public money recently received for the reform of their official residence, Frogmore Cottage, in the They will continue to live when they are in the United Kingdom.

A personal statement from Isabel II accompanies the Buckingham Palace statement in which the queen expresses her “satisfaction” for having achieved “a constructive way” to resolve the situation after the couple expressed their intention to become independent from the Royal House. “Enrique, Meghan and Archie will always be dear members of my family,” he stressed.

“I support her desire for a more independent life,” said the Queen, who thanked them in the letter for their work and highlights how “particularly proud” she feels of “how Meghan has become so quickly into one of the family “.

On January 8, Prince Enrique and Meghan Markle, who unveiled their intention to “step back as 'senior' members of the royal family” with a view to being economically independent and living for a time outside the United Kingdom, predictably in Canada . One of the projects they would have would be the creation of a charitable organization.

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