Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced that they would be transitioning out of their roles as "senior" royals and splitting their time between the UK and North America. They said on their personal website:
"After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family, and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages."
While no one is quite sure yet what their new roles will look like, the popular couple is eager to carve out a new life for themselves and their young son, Archie.