Breaking: Harry and Meghan tell Queen they will not return as working royals
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to the Queen that they will not be returning as working members of the royal family, Buckingham Palace has said.
The palace said of the decision by Prince Harry and Meghan in a statement:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty the Queen that they will not be returning as working members of the royal family.
Following conversations with the duke, the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.
While all are saddened by their decision, the duke and duchess remain much-loved members of the family
More to follow.
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