Recent news has been filled with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping down from the royal family. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen to move away from their roles in the royal family. When the news was announced many Brits were taken by surprise. However, were there already signs that hinted at the couple taking a step away from the the British monarchy?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Leave the Royal Family
At a recent Sentebale charity dinner, Prince Harry delivered an emotional speech in regards to their decision. He talks about how the UK is his home and expresses a deep sadness at the decision. Unfortunately, he regards their situation as one that left them with no option but to step back.
The Results of this Decision
So what does this all mean? Firstly, the royal titles of His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness will no longer apply to them. This is because they are no longer representing the Queen and her work.
Next, Prince Harry will no longer hold his posts in the military. Prior to the decision, he held three prestigious posts which are Commodore-in-Chief of Small Ships and Diving, Honorary Air Commandant, and Captain General of the Royal Marines.
Furthermore, he will also not be allowed to wear his uniform and medals that reflect these posts. In fact, the only uniforms he can wear are those that he served in.
These effects will begin in Spring when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially stepping away.
Could it have been Predicted?
Moving on, were there any signs pointing to the couple stepping back from the royal family? Well, there are a few hints that we can consider!
To begin with, the birth of their son Archie was a very exciting moment for everyone. However, the couple chose not to give him a royal title. This shows that they do not support having their children take on a royal profile.
Moreover, the couple have shown that they do not agree with the way that press surrounds their lives. For example, when Archie was born, Meghan did not have a photo op with him standing on the hospital steps. Instead, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to keep their first few days with him as private as possible.
More information regarding their stance on the media can be found on their dedicated website.
While the news of them stepping back took people by surprise, it can also be said to be expected. After all, both of them seem to be uncomfortable with the spotlight shining on them purely because of their royal titles.