Duke Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle to step down as the senior members of the Royal family. People on Twitter are sharing their reaction over this Megxit.

In a statement released by the Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan will step back as the senior members of the Royal family. They wish to spend more time in North America and will be working to become financially independent. It is reported that such decisions require the permission of the Queen who is the head of the family and the state, but apparently the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not consult with the Queen ahead of the decision. While some are questioning their decision, Netizens are talking about the Megxit and showing support to their bold decision.

The couple announced the news on Instagram and it came as a surprise to the royal family as well.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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This got Twitterati talking about the Megxit and applauding their decision:

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