Harry and Meghan Forfeit Their Titles of ‘His and Her Royal Highness’
An announcement from Buckingham on Saturday has stated that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use the titles His and Her Royal Highness after they announced that they’d be taking a step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family.
Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer working members of the royal family and will repay the £2.4 million of British taxpayers’ money from the Sovereign Grant funds which they recently used to renovate Frogmore Cottage their official residence, according to the statement.
As part of the agreement, the couple will be required to step back from their royal duties and no longer represent the Queen, the statement from Buckingham Palace said.
When the arrangement comes into effect in the Spring Harry and Meghan will no longer receive funds for royal duties.
“Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family,” Queen Elizabeth II said in a statement.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” she said.
“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”
The couple have stated that they plan to split their time between Canada in North America and the United Kingdom as they look to become financially independent.