The Royal Family Breakup


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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – OCTOBER 02: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Lili Fieldhouse, Staff Writer

The Covid-19 virus has pretty much covered our lenses of clarity and positivity this year, but the virus is only one of multiple chaotic events that simply just made 2020…well, 2020. 

On January 8, 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of Buckingham Palace, announced their decision of stepping back from their roles as royals in the royal family. The royal couple projected their announcement through an Instagram post writing, “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.”

Multiple reports from interviews with the couple concluded they were not happy, and appeared to be struggling with the newfound responsibilities that came within the royal family orbit. Furthermore, and as stated on,  the couple wrote, “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages.This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.” 

Not long after their announcement of departure, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be completely stepping back from their duties as royals, resulting in the couple no longer using their HRH titles, and ceased support from public funding.