The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement that they are stepping back from being “senior” members of the Royal Family has left the world spinning, particularly as it seems the rest of the family weren’t told about their decision to be financially independent.
Social media is ablaze, with most commentators not exactly surprised by the revelation.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: we’d like some privacy to raise our son and-
British press: Then leave lmao
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: *actually leave*
British press: pic.twitter.com/kQAPkpoOD7
— wan’s hair (@thefIoridaprjec) January 8, 2020
After all, Meghan in particular, has been dragged through the British tabloids since the couple’s wedding in mid 2018, and Prince Harry has been fierce in his defence of her.
Now, it looks like the young family have had enough.
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” their statement read.
“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.
Karl Stefanovic reacts to the announcement. Post continues after video.