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
This got Twitterati talking about the Megxit and applauding their decision:
— Camilla Blackett (@camillard) January 8, 2020
— Captain Awesome (@Capn__Awesome) January 8, 2020
— simz (@churrotae) January 9, 2020
I dont understand why people are getting so upset about #Megxit after slagging her off for so long. I don't bloody blame them for telling everyone to sod off. #MeghanAndHarry pic.twitter.com/OiMeIrQz5I
— ShelbyGT (@palmtreeshhhh) January 8, 2020
— Meghan S (@bluekrsna) January 8, 2020
Harry was never into the foolishness surrounding the royal family. And Meghan has not been given the respect she deserves. I’m happy for their decision!
— Your Legal Soapiness (@Sudsssy) January 8, 2020
— Erik Anderson (@awards_watch) January 8, 2020
Hahaha … Brexit may or may not happen but Megxit is happening ..
— Asmita (@AsmitaMK) January 9, 2020
— Khemani Gibson (@JamaicanScholar) January 8, 2020
— Aly ??? (@alyrae) January 8, 2020
— Lizz "Hollywood Death Cult" Winstead (@lizzwinstead) January 8, 2020
I’m glad they aren’t taking the bullshit anymore. His mom was treated ridiculously then killed because of those damn tabloids and he is protecting his wife and child from the hate and they ignorance. I’m all for it. Do what you need to do for your family #Megxit
— Diamond Bomb AF ? (@w8whosaidthat) January 8, 2020
I'm so happy for Harry and Meghan for putting their family's wellbeing first. Let the racist ass British press choke on that.#Megxit
— Adam Driver's Face Sitter (@nikkibey4life) January 8, 2020
You said she was money and power hungry. Now she has given back both and you’re still not happy. Please clarify your problem…#Megxit
— Somboli Mulenga (@MrsMulenga) January 8, 2020
One thing is for certain; in 5 years time, this is going to be a cracking episode on The Crown. #Megxit
— Prince Charles (@Charles_HRH) January 8, 2020
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