Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to drop their HRH titles, repay taxpayer’s money spent on their home

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave after a photocall after announcing their engagement in the Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace in London, Britain, 27 November 2017 (reissued 13 January 2020). Senior members of Britain's royal family are expected to meet at Sandringham to discuss Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's future role after the couple have announced in a statement on 08 January 2020 that they will step back as 'senior' royal family members and work to become 'financially independent'. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are to drop their HRH titles and will be “required to step back from royal duties”.

The couple will become known as Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also repay £2.4m of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their Berkshire home – Frogmore Cottage.

The announcement marks the conclusion of talks about their future with senior members of the family and royal aides. Harry, who was born a prince of Wales, will remain a prince.

 

Via Sky News / Instagram / Independent (UK) BBC

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