Prince Harry and Meghan to give up public funding and royal titles

Prince Harry and Meghan to give up public funding and royal titles
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan, will no longer use their “royal highness” titles or taxpayer money according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. 

On Saturday Buckingham Palace said a new arrangement lays out that “they are required to step back from Royal duties, including official military appointments.”

It goes on to say that “they will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties.”

The statement adds the two also want to repay their Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage — which will remain their U.K. family home.

Those totaled around $3.1 million.

The changes come after Prince Harry and Meghan announced they planned to “step back” as senior members of the royal family — after a Christmas vacation the family spent on Vancouver Island.

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The Queen also released a statement, saying “I am pleased that together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family.”

She went on to say that “I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”

The Duke and Duchess also greatly credited their departure to the British Tabloid press.

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“Unfortunately, my wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences,” said a statement on their website Sussex Royal.

“[It is] a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.”

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