Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry made history when, on January 8, they announced that they would no longer be members of the royal family. The couple revealed that they want to work to become financially independent while “they continue to fully support Her Majesty the Queen.”
The announcement sparked worldwide shocks, with real fans struggling to understand what everything meant. Meanwhile, the royal family has been reeling as they try to resolve their emotions and work towards some sort of agreement with Prince Harry and Meghan.
Did the royal family know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would resign?
When Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry posted their statement on their Instagram page on January 8, they probably couldn’t have predicted the media storm that would follow. Instantly, the thoughts of many royal observers turned to Queen Elizabeth and how she would respond to the news. Surprisingly, it seems that the queen did not even know the scope of the couple’s plans.
Only a few hours after Meghan and Prince Harry published their statement, the palace sent its own response. It reads, in part: “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand your desire to adopt a different approach, but these are complicated problems that will take time to solve. ”
Many took this statement to indicate that the queen was surprised by the announcement of Meghan and Prince Harry and that, even if she knew that the couple was not happy with the status of their roles within the royal family, they were by no means ready to To announce his retirement. of the royal duties.
The royal family has been dealing with their emotions.
Other members of the royal family have also been fighting in light of the announcement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Some reports have claimed that Prince Charles is furious with his son, and has even threatened to cut them completely financially if they end up moving away from all their royal duties. A good part of the couple’s income is through Prince Charles, through the Duchy of Cornwall.
Reportedly, Prince William is also quite upset about his brother’s announcement. They chose to publish the great news on social media the day before Kate Middleton’s birthday, which certainly cast a bleak light on what would otherwise have been a day of celebration. In addition, some media outlets have claimed that Prince William was also one of those parties who had no idea that Prince Harry and Meghan would make such a bold announcement.
Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry be fired?
No matter how the royal family felt when they first learned, they quickly set about resolving Prince Harry and Meghan’s new posts within the royal family. In recent days, the queen has shown that she wants to work with the couple to give them the life they want, so it seems unlikely that they will be fired immediately despite how many royal feathers they could have disheveled.
In a statement released on January 13, the queen revealed that “my family and I fully support Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.” While many details seem to be still in the air, for him Meanwhile, Meghan and Prince Harry probably get away with it and, in fact, will do things on their own terms in 2020.