Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t return to their royal roles. Buckingham Palace has officially confirmed in a statement released on Feb. 19.
“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,” the Buckingham Palace statement said.
Continued the statement, “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.”
“While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family,” the statement revealed.
Prince Harry, 36, will also lose his honorary military appointments. Moreover, Meghan, 39, and Harry won’t use their coveted His/Her Highness titles, they will retain them — along with their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles.
In their own statement about the news, Prince Harry and Meghan’s office said that the pair “remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role.”
Now statement from Harry and Meghan office: The couple “remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.”
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) February 19, 2021
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal,” the statement read.