The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan has returned to Canada. She will now be with her eight-month-old son Archie. Prince Harry and Meghan, rocked the monarchy with an announcement on Wednesday, saying they’ll quit their official roles, ‘causing hurt and disappointment to the royal family’. The decision, as per reports, was made without consulting any senior royals from the sovereign downwards.

The couple say, they want a future life where they are financially independent royals. They will divide their time between the UK and North America.  They released their statement on a pre-prepared new website, their Instagram account and through Buckingham Palace’s email communications system.

As per reports, Buckingham Palace source said: “The Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge have directed their teams to work together at pace with government and The Sussex Household to find workable solutions”.

In the statement issued on Wednesday, the couple said: “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”.

Harry and Meghan also took an extended break from royal duties over Christmas. They spent time in the Canadian province of British Columbia. On their new Sussex Royal website, the couple says they are planning to value the ability to earn a professional income. This is something they are not currently allowed to do.

“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.”

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Impact of This

Their stepping back implies that they will no longer be able to use the Sovereign Grant – which funds 5% of their costs. They will, however, be able to receive income from the Prince of Wales through his private Duchy of Cornwall estate.

Reason

BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond said there were “great chunks” of the job that the couple couldn’t comprehend. In an ITV documentary, the Duchess of Sussex confessed that it was hard to adjust to the royal life. She had not been prepared for the intensity of the media scrutiny, reports BBC.

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