Status: 02/19/2021 2:41 p.m.
Now it is official: Almost a year after their withdrawal from the British royal family, Harry and Meghan are giving up their last honorary titles and positions. Buckingham Palace is saddened by the hard cut.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer return to their royal duties in the British royal family. The Queen had confirmed after talks with the Duke of Sussex that it was not possible after the withdrawal from the royal family to continue “the responsibilities and duties associated with a life in the service of the people,” said Buckingham Palace .
The refore, the two would return their patronage and military honorary degrees, it was said. The se are to be redistributed among the members of the royal family. “Although everyone is saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain very beloved members of the family,” the palace wrote.
Lucrative contracts with streaming platforms
From the beginning – similar to Brexit – a one-year transition phase was agreed after Harry and Meghan withdrew from the royal family at the beginning of last year. Until then, the future of the couple should be clarified in talks with Queen Elizabeth II.
The hard cut that has now been announced is no surprise: Insiders had previously declared a return of the couple to the British royal family to be almost impossible after the two signed lucrative contracts with the streaming platforms Netflix and Spotify. Harry and Meghan now live with their son Archie in California and are expecting a second child, as it became known a few days ago.
Harry and Meghan finally withdraw from the royal business
Thomas Spickhofen, ARD London, February 19, 2021 3:34 p.m.