Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been stripped of their titles, as Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the couple will not return to work as members of the royal family after their move to America.
The palace said, in a statement on Friday, that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will return to the royal family all honorary military appointments and royal patronage.
“After talks with the Duke, the Queen wrote an affirmation that by moving away from the work of the royal family, the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” a statement read. “While everyone is sad about their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain very much loved members of the family.”
The decision comes after a 12-month review of their duties following the so-called Megexit in January of last year, when they announced plans to “back down” as prominent members of the British royal family and financial independence.
Since then, the couple has made exclusive deals with Netflix and Spotify, while last week we announced the news that Markle was pregnant with her second child.
The military, commonwealth, and charitable societies that will return to the Queen are: The Royal Marines, RAF Honington, and Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving. Commonwealth Queens Fund, Rugby Football Association, Rugby Football League, Royal National Theater, and Commonwealth University Association.