It’s been quite the start to 2020 for the Royal Family.
Just when we were sure the Queen had earnt a break after the Prince Andrew scandal, her grandson up and quit the family during her Christmas holidays.
Now the words “porn” and “royal family website” are in the same headline and we’re fairly certain this is not what Her Majesty at 93 wants to be hearing.
A quick recap of the last few months for the royal family, in case you’ve missed it.
Last year the monarchy was left reeling, as the fallout from Prince Andrew’s alleged involvement in Jeffery Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring culminated in a BBC Newsnight interview in November which spectacularly backfired.
WATCH: Here’s a peek of the ‘tell-all’ which was labelled a train-wreck.
Andrew was forced to step down after swift condemnation from both the public and Epstein’s accusers and then, just as we entered the new year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went against royal protocol and announced they were stepping back as senior royals, while outlining their plans to move to Canada.
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“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. 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. 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 into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA