Lots of doubt and confusion has been spread since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down from their positions as senior members in the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be considered working Royals and have decided to become financially independent, instead.
This has obviously caused a lot of speculation over how exactly such a historical move would play out. And the answers have been slowly trickling in over the last couple of months.
Though Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are planning to spend half of their time in the United Kingdom and have decided to still honor their charities and patronages, they have decided to shut down the UK office and let go of their staff there.
Some critics think this may not have been the best year for Harry and Meghan, pointing out how much time and effort it takes to properly attend to all of these organizations. Some believe the Sussexes will soon learn how important a UK staff could be.
Though Meghan and Harry will still be making some appearances in the UK, they are no longer considered working royals. As part of their deal with Queen Elizabeth II when orchestrating their exit, the Sussexes will have to give up their highest honors: His and Her Royal Highness.
Harry and Meghan are set to appear in the United Kingdom next month to celebrate Commonwealth Day. It is said to be one of their final appearances before finally stepping down from their posts.
Despite all the drama and title changes, one thing remains the same: Prince Harry is still eligible to become King of England someday. Harry was born a prince, therefore he will always be one. Leaving the United Kingdom does not change that status.
However, it is extremely unlikely that he should ever actually make it to the throne. Prince Harry is currently sixth in line, behind his father Prince Charles, his brother Prince William, and all three of Prince William’s children.
Just like his dad, baby Archie Harrison is also eligible for the throne. Baby Archie comes in right behind Prince Harry, putting the little one at seventh in line for the throne.
Because he so far down the line, it is also unlikely that Archie will ever become a king. This could have played a factor in the Sussexes’ decision to move to Canada. They have stated a desire to give baby Archie a more normal life and safety from the British press.