What’s going on?
Buckingham Palace said Friday that Harry and Meghan — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — will not “continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” according to BBC News.
- The couple “remain much-loved members of the family.”
- “Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” the palace said in a statement, per The Washington Post.
A spokesperson for the couple said in a statement (via Sky News): “As evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
- The couple said at the time that they would split their time between the United Kingdom and North America.
- “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” a spokesperson for the couple told Reuters.