Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan left the royal family in shock on Wednesday when they announced that they were stepping back from major royal duties and would be partially relocating to North America.
The couple said they intended to step back from frontline royalty and would attempt to become financially independent.
They said they will continue to support Queen Elizabeth and honour their duties to her, the Commonwealth and their patronages, indicating they are not fully quitting.
The couple also said they were going to launch a new charitable entity, and spend much of their time in North America.
Harry and Meghan were among the most senior members of the royal family and were expected to take a much bigger role as Queen Elizabeth scales back her duties and Charles eventually becomes king.