Prince Harry And Meghan Markle To Officially Step Down As Senior Royals On March 31, Will No Longer Use ‘Sussex Royal’

As of March 31 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer be senior royals.

According to the BBC, a spokesperson confirmed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer be carrying out duties on behalf of the Queen as of the above date.

Arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months and because Harry and Meghan will no longer be working for the Queen, they’ll be represented through their U.K. foundation as of April 1. Their Buckingham Palace office will close as of March 31.

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The spokesperson confirmed the pair would keep their HRH titles, but would not use them.

Prior to March 31, Harry and Meghan will be attending six U.K. events including the Commonwealth Day service on March 9.

Harry is also set to attend the London Marathon in April as the patron, with the couple also making an appearance at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in May.

Despite their move to Canada, a spokesperson insisted the couple “will be in the United Kingdom regularly,” the Evening Standard reported.

A few days after the date for their exit was set, they also confirmed that “Sussex Royal” would no longer be used.

“While The Duke and Duchess are focused on plans to establish a new non-profit organisation, given the specific UK government rules surrounding use of the word ‘Royal’, it has been therefore agreed that their non-profit organisation, when it is announced this Spring, will not be named Sussex Royal Foundation,” a statement from their team read.

‪It added, “‪The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘SussexRoyal’ in any territory post Spring 2020.‬ Therefore the trademark applications that were filed as protective measures, acting on advice from and following the same model for The Royal Foundation, have been removed.‬”

 

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