Members of the royal family are bracing themselves following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s stunning exit. A few royals are going to have to pick up the slack once Harry and Meghan’s departure is official, including some of Queen Elizabeth’s children.
While Prince Charles already has a packed schedule, Her Majesty is reportedly looking to give his sister, Princess Anne, one of Harry’s abandoned titles this spring.
At the beginning of the year, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announced their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.
In the coming months, the couple plans to step away from the royal spotlight and split their time between the UK and North America. They have yet to announce where they plan on setting up their second home, but potential landing places include Canada and Los Angeles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also plan on becoming financially independent from the crown. This means they will no longer accept public funding and will need to finance their yearly endeavors on their own.
Because they are no longer performing their royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan will lose their HRH titles. They will, however, keep their title as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and will be allowed to use the name of their charitable foundation, Sussex Royal.
“The Sussexes will not use their HRH [His or Her Royal Highness] titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their U.K. family home,” the palace explained.