Preparation for “Meguxit” is in full swing. As of April 1, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will no longer be working royals. Now he has given a lengthy statement about his new roles.
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At the beginning of the year, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced that they no longer wanted to serve the Taj in the future. The grandson of the queen and his wife would step away from their royal obligations. But stepping out of the royal family is not so easy.
A lot will change for Prince Harry and the Duchess Meghan. What happens to your titles? What will happen to your brand name “Sussex Royal”? What’s next for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? A lot of information had already been announced in the last few weeks, but now, five and a half weeks before “Megaxit” debuts, Mahal has once again announced all the details on the couple’s official website.
“The following facts are intended to provide clarity”
“We are now pleased that you will provide updates on the many details agreed upon at a meeting of the Royal Family in January 2020, which will describe the new roles of Duke and Sussex, which will take effect in Spring 2020.”, Mahal said in the statement commenced. “We were hoping to share these details with you soon (to avoid confusion and false positives). However, the following facts should help clarify this transition and further steps.” Full details translated from English to German can be found here.
Accordingly, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will keep their titles, but will not use them. “You are officially known as HRH the Duke of Sussex and HRH the Duchess of Sussex.” But: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer actively use their HRH titles as they will no longer be working family members from Spring 2020.”
Harry and Meghan need to change brand names
The 35-year-old and his three-year-old wife will no longer be allowed to use the word “Royal” in their brand name “Sussex Royal”. The British government forbade that rule. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use the term ‘Sussex Royal’ or any other name ‘Royal’ in any form (within or outside the UK).
In addition, the couple also comments on the closure of the office at Buckingham Palace. “The Duke and Duchess personally shared this news with their team in January as soon as they found out the decision. They have worked closely with their staff to ensure a smooth transition for each of them.”
Can Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan also expect a smooth transition? It was agreed that the couple would undergo a twelve-month trial period. Full details can be found here.