January 8th,2020 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made an announcement on their website, deciding to dial back their duties as senior members of the British royal family and work to become financially independent. The stress and pressure of royal duties,including the fervent attention of the paparazzi press must have instigated this move.A stepback from the royal family would optimistically help get back some normalcy to the couple’s life. Queen Elizabeth II said she is entirely supportive of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s desire to create a new life as a young couple and so is the Family.
January 18th,2020 Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince Williams agreed to allow Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepback from royal duties on terms that:
*They would no longer be given public money from the sovereign grant,the primary vehicle for financing the royal family’s activities.
*They would lose the HRH title.Although, Harry remains a Prince and sixth-in-line to the throne,retains the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
*They would be stripped of public funding and required to repay $3.1 million of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their Frogmore Cottage Home near Windsor Castle.
*Prince harry was also forced to give up his military titles including Captain general of the Royal marines and patronages he was awarded after serving 2 tours in Afghanistan as the helicopter pilot with the British Army. He would retain his connection to the Invictus Games, the global sports events for wounded, injured and sick service members that he founded in 2014.
*Prince Harry was also forced to relinquish the title of Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
January 19th,2020 Prince Harry made his first remark towards Saturday’s Historic agreement,expressing great sadness towards the way he and his wife had to give up their royal titles as part of the separation settlements. He was hoping on serving the Queen,the commonwealth and his military associations without public funding. Prince Harry said he would always have utmost respect for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, saying it has been a great privilege to serve her and would continue leading a life of service. He also appreciated the Queen and the rest of the family for the support they have shown to him & Mehgan for the last few months.
He also said that they would spend some time in Canada before deciding whether to move to the united states or another country.