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We quit, say Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have effectively resigned from the royal family.

In a statement they said that after months of “reflection and internal discussion” they were separating from the broader institution.

“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to support Her Majesty The Queen,” they said.

“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.

“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition in which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our charitable entity.”

The couple have been subjected to intense press scrutiny throughout their relationship and Prince Harry is suing two newspapers.

“I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditised to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person,” he said at that time. “I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces.”

Prince Harry has also confirmed a rift with his brother William, saying the pair were on “different paths”.

Buckingham Palace responded to the couple’s announcement with a statement. “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”

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Harry and Meghan have every right to want a life outside of this outdated institution, the Monarchy in this day and age are out of touch with the people and serve no purpose except to enrich themselves with centuries of plunder, to consider a group of overpriveledged people as being superior to others is absurd, they are not of true Brtish blood anyway and if a Referendum was held in the UK a lot of people would vote for them to be no longer Heads of State. 

It was inevitable that Harry and William would one day no longer be close, William has been groomed by the Queen and Prince Charles as the future King, he is a lost cause as far as seeing the reality of Britains part in world affairs, he is very much the product of the Queens grooming. Prince Charles many years ago suffered as did Princess Margaret by this institutions outdated views of what is appropriate behaviour and who fits the mould, eventually it destroyed Princess Margarets life and forced Prince Charles to Marry a woman he was not in love with.

 

I commend Harry and Meghan for there wanting a life outside of the establishment, the Queen may have appeared to be a loving Grandmother but her actions in denying him the opportunity to continue some of the charities was spitefull, the old institution is still there under the service and these people will continue passing this enormous wealth to each generation gained from the blood of the Peasants.

A little sub note, I grew up in the poorer area of East London, lived in a Prefab post war then into a house still in East London, people then still favoured a monarchy as a unifying source of pride, as I grew up however I saw both in the Military and later in life that the Royal family are purely figure Heads who do nothing to benifit ordinary citizens of the British Isles, my mother said I would have been a Roundhead in the civil war, I wore that badge with pride, now I think it is time for change again and Harry and Meghan are the start.

Yes they have every right to live where they want to, however, they don't have the right to expect Taxpayers of Canada and the UK to fund their security, that has been a long arguement.

Say they selected to live in Australia, not Canada.   What would the Australian Taxpayer think of funding their security then?

This is a situation that is not just black and white, there are many grey areas.

Harry and Meghan have every right to want a life outside of this outdated institution, the Monarchy in this day and age are out of touch with the people and serve no purpose except to enrich themselves with centuries of plunder, to consider a group of overpriveledged people as being superior to others is absurd, they are not of true Brtish blood anyway and if a Referendum was held in the UK a lot of people would vote for them to be no longer Heads of State. 

It was inevitable that Harry and William would one day no longer be close, William has been groomed by the Queen and Prince Charles as the future King, he is a lost cause as far as seeing the reality of Britains part in world affairs, he is very much the product of the Queens grooming. Prince Charles many years ago suffered as did Princess Margaret by this institutions outdated views of what is appropriate behaviour and who fits the mould, eventually it destroyed Princess Margarets life and forced Prince Charles to Marry a woman he was not in love with.

 

I commend Harry and Meghan for there wanting a life outside of the establishment, the Queen may have appeared to be a loving Grandmother but her actions in denying him the opportunity to continue some of the charities was spitefull, the old institution is still there under the service and these people will continue passing this enormous wealth to each generation gained from the blood of the Peasants.

A little sub note, I grew up in the poorer area of East London, lived in a Prefab post war then into a house still in East London, people then still favoured a monarchy as a unifying source of pride, as I grew up however I saw both in the Military and later in life that the Royal family are purely figure Heads who do nothing to benifit ordinary citizens of the British Isles, my mother said I would have been a Roundhead in the civil war, I wore that badge with pride, now I think it is time for change again and Harry and Meghan are the start.

I notice Meghan wasn't in UK to answer any geniune questions about their decision at all

She left Harry to do all of  it....except the phone call link up. I hear they may effectively lose their titles

Harry will not be allowed to wear his uniform while he is overseas.

I am wondering if Prince William knew what Harry might do.

Both the boys have visited areas within UK and overseas where people are struggling for various reasons,

 

 

I notice Meghan wasn't in UK to answer any geniune questions about their decision at all

She left Harry to do all of  it....except the phone call link up. I hear they may effectively lose their titles

Harry will not be allowed to wear his uniform while he is overseas.

I am wondering if Prince William knew what Harry might do.

Both the boys have visited areas within UK and overseas where people are struggling for various reasons,

 

 

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