Prince Harry and Meghan to ‘Step Back’ as Senior UK Royals

In a statement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they hope to "carve out a progressive new role within this institution."

  • Published 8 January 2020
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LONDON (AP) — In a stunning declaration, Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, said they are planning “to step back” as senior members of the royal family and “work to become financially independent.” A statement issued by the couple also said they intend to “balance” their time between the U.K. and North America. Before marrying Harry in 2018, the Duchess of Sussex was the American actress known as Meghan Markle. The royal couple has…

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