Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Loose Royal Titles Per Queen
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use their royal titles and will move forward with their initial "Megxit" plan in the spring of 2020. This decision was rendered by Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace confirmed on Saturday via public statements.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties," Buckingham Palace said in a statement on the official royal family website.
The palace continued: "With The Queen’s blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.
"The Sussexes will not use their HRH [His or Her Royal Highness] titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their U.K. family home," the palace said.
The refurbishment reportedly cost £2.4 million, or approximately $3.1 million, the Daily Mail has reported.