‘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,’ the statement read. ‘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’.
The statement continued: ‘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.’
It was then announced that the couple would be losing their royal titles and paying back the millions spent on the renovations of Frogmore Cottage. The couple have since relocated to Canada and this week it was announced that they would be losing the right to their Sussex Royal brand.
Meghan Markle’s father was unsurprisingly quick to comment, engaging in an interview with TMZ to share his thoughts.