Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Stepping Down From All Royal Duties

The official details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's exit from working royal life have been released. Among other things, the couple will stop using their royal titles.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's exit (opens in new tab) from working royal life is official. On Saturday, the Queen and Buckingham Palace released statements (opens in new tab) announcing the official split and details of what the future will look like for Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab).

In a move that will come as a surprise to some, Harry and Meghan aren't just cutting back (opens in new tab) on their time commitments with the royal family, but will actually be stepping down from all royal duties. The couple will stop using their HRH royal titles (opens in new tab), but will still be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and have expressed a desire to repay the Sovereign Grant for the money used to renovate Frogmore Cottage, their Windsor home.

Read the full statements below:

Statement from HM The Queen:

Statement from Buckingham Palace:

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