Harry and Meghan Appear for Their First Official Duty Together Since Announcing Their Royal Exit
Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made headlines everywhere when they, along with their son, Archie, announced they’d be taking a step back from the royal family to pursue their own financial independence.
Their goal was to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America and hope to become a financially independent family and focus on some new endeavors.
The announcement was met with both positivity and negativity, but mostly questions. Does this mean we won’t associate them with the royal family anymore? Are they just kicked out entirely? That was a yes, according to Madame Tussauds, a wax museum in London, which immediately removed Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry’s wax figures from its display.
But actually, the family soon made it clear that they will continue to honor the Queen, the Commonwealth, and their patronages—they will simply be stepping down and doing it from afar.
And now, Meghan and Harry have made their first official appearance together since the big announcement at an awards ceremony honoring injured service personnel—in London. The pair hadn’t been in the UK in weeks, spending most of their time in Canada, where they’re expected to move officially.
During the event, Harry even made a speech, making sure to acknowledge that they’re still very much in line with honoring their queen.
“Meghan and I are so happy to be back here with you,” he said. “Being able to serve Queen and country is something we all are rightly proud of, and it never leaves us. Once served, always serving.”
Looks like they can’t be away for long—and that we may be seeing them more than we thought!
There’s one final twist in the story, though. During Harry and Meghan’s appearance, a body language expert analyzed the two’s moves. See what was discovered in the video below!
What do you think of Harry and Meghan’s decision to “step down”? Do you think they can split their time in North America and the UK evenly?