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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the Queen come to an agreement; couple will not use HRH titles

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to step back as senior members of the Royal family as was announced recently which means that neither of them will now be representing the Queen and now, a decision about their HRH titles as well as access to public funds has been made on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

A statement has been released by both, the Queen as well as the Buckingham Palace. The statement from the Queen read, "Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. 

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family. I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life." 

Here's the full statement from her majesty, the Queen:

The statement from the Buckingham palace:

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives."

"As agreed in this new arrangement, they understand that they are required to step back from royal duties, including official military appointments. They will no longer receive public funds for royal duties."

"With The Queen's blessing, the Sussexes will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations. While they can no longer formally represent The Queen, the Sussexes have made clear that everything they do will continue to uphold the values of Her Majesty.

"The Sussexes will not use their HRH 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 UK family home.

"Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements. There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly-funded security.

"This new model will take effect in the spring of 2020."

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