Much ado has been made over the historic split between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Royal Family. Earlier this month, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle shocked the world by announcing their intentions to become financially independent. The couple plans to take a step back from active roles as “senior members” of royalty.
This news sent fans, critics, and royal experts into a frenzy as everyone tried to figure out exactly how such a move would actually work.
Prince Harry attended meetings with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and other members of the Royal Family to try to plan out his and Meghan’s next steps as they disentangle themselves from their positions in the palace.
While some skeptics expected these meetings to be tense and drawn out. Thankfully, things seem to have progressed quicker than expected. The Windsors have reportedly already reached an arrangement, allowing Harry to head back to Canada to be with his wife and infant son, Archie.
While an announcement is expected to be made outlining the details of the decisions made in these meetings, sources say there are still a few things left up in the air. The Royal Family is reportedly still trying to decide on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s titles going forward. Security and income are said to be still undecided, as well.
However, the future of the couple’s staff has already been determined. They will be reassigned to other areas of the estate when not needed by the couple.
These loose ends echo other recent sentiments pertaining to the logistics of Meghan and Harry’s move. The couple intends to split their time between North America and the UK, causing many in Canada to raise concerns over who will foot the bill for the couple’s security.
A similar scene was recently brought up by TV exec Bill McGoldrick, who believes most of Hollywood would jump at the chance to hire Meghan, but that figuring out security would be a major issue.
Security is also said to be one of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s top concerns. The new parents reportedly planned this exit months ago while preparing for the arrival of their baby son, Archie.
The couple was presumably pushed to this drastic measure due to tensions with the press. A video went viral recently in which Meghan breaks down when asked how her mental health has been impacted by the media. Another video shows Harry seemingly blaming the press for the death of his mother, Princess Diana.