Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are still in the midst of the fallout created by their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family.
The couple announced on January 8th that they will be retiring from active service in the royal ranks and intend to start pursuing independent projects in order to bring in their own income.
The effect of the announcement was swift and immediate, with royal fans everywhere going into shock and the royal family itself going into crisis management mode.
While many people are angry at Meghan and Prince Harry’s decision, a surprising number of big-name supporters have spoken out in defense of the couple.
The royal family is an age-old institution with strong values — one of those values is to keep quiet to the press about what goes on within the family ranks. Therefore, if anyone in the royal family is truly angry at Prince Harry and Meghan, they will be keeping it close to the vest.
Still, there have been sources close to the family who have revealed that the queen was blindsided by the shocking announcement and that Prince Charles, Prince Harry’s father, is devastated by the news.
Some sources have even claimed that the royal family had no idea that the announcement would be coming so soon and that they had no time to prepare for the magnitude of the statement.
Whatever their personal feelings are, the royal family had no choice but to come around to Prince Harry and Meghan’s plan, and very soon, the royal family will be significantly pared down.