As a result, the couple will now no longer hold the honorary military appointments and royal patronages given to them by the queen in a statement. Buckingham palace said that, in stepping away from the work of the royal family, it wouldn’t be possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. Prince harry and megan have committed to continue supporting the organizations that they’ve represented, saying service is universal, andy moore reports. Ever since megan and harry moved to north america, their long term role in the royal family has been uncertain. Last january they announced they would step back as senior roles and work to become financially independent. There was a period of reflection and assessment on both sides. Now there is a definite breach. Megan and harry will no longer be returning to work as members of the royal family. The news about their future comes ahead of an interview to be broadcast next month with oprah winfrey and only days after the couple announced, they were expecting a second child. A spokesperson for the duke and duchess of sussex said, as evidenced by their work over the past year. The duke and duchess of sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the uk and around the world and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented. Regardless of official role we can all live. A life of service service is universal. Prince harry served in the military and holds honorary military appointments, but they will now be formally returned to the queen and they will be distributed among other working members of the royal family.
The palace announcement said everyone was saddened by the decision of megan and harry, but they would remain much loved members of the family, andy moore bbc news and our royal correspondent nicholas witchell, is with me. So is this final? To all intents and purposes? Yes, the breach is complete and for the foreseeable future, it is final jane, and you know, i sense, a real sense of exasperation in these statements on both sides. The statement from buckingham palace issued at midday uh after a conversation with the duke of sussex the queen, has written, confirming it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service there’s. Almost an unspoken sentence which doesn’t appear in the statement after that a life of public service, like i have led, like my husband, has led at the age of nearly 100, like the rest of your family, continue to lead but which you have decided to opt out Of of course, they’re saddened, as the statement says, they’re deeply disappointed. I think that this is how matters have turned out and then the sussex’s statement, which concludes with these couple of phrases we can all live. A life of service service is universal isn’t there, just a sense there of thumbing their noses. Don’T tell us how to lead our lives, so i think, on both sides harry, i think, will now perhaps finally realize the implications of the decision that they have taken, that it is not possible to do both to have one foot in the royal family and another Foot outside that is what the queen has insisted upon, and that is what this statement from buckingham palace means and a brief thought about their future.
They need to be financially independent. Do we assume they continue to live in california, i’m sure they bought the house there, and i think they are well on their way to being financially independent. We have the oprah interview, it’s, still not clear whether that’s been recorded yet or not. They have their deal with netflix. I would imagine now they will feel free to pursue other commercial arrangements nick mitchell.