Harry and Meghan abdicate royal titles, public funds

Harry and Meghan abdicate royal titles, public funds

Prince Harry and Meghan are cut off.

In a statement from the Queen and Buckingham Palace on Saturday, it was announced the couple will “not use” their royal titles or get taxpayer cash — and pay back $3 million for the renovation of their castle.

Because they are no longer working members of the royal family, Markle and Harry will no longer be referred to as “HRH” — his or her royal highness.

The two “are required to step back from Royal duties,” the statement reads. Because of this, “they will no longer receive public funds.”

The Sussexes “have shared their wish” to pay back the public for the 2.4 million pounds — equivalent to $3.1 million — for the refurbishment of their Frogmore cottage home.

While the pair can no longer represent the queen, their actions will still “uphold the values of Her Majesty.”

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved members of my family,” Queen Elizabeth said, also referencing her great-grandson.

Calling the Megxit deal “constructive and supportive,” the Windsor family matriarch said she, “recognise[s] 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.”

She is also “particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family,” the queen’s statement said.



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