Racism and lack of support behind Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to ‘step back’ from Royal Family, say supporters

The pair have revealed they will work to become financially independent

STEPPING BACK: The Duke and Duchess have made a huge announcement this evening

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have announced that they plan to “step back” from the Royal Family and become financially independent.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement this evening that has sent shockwaves across the country. 

“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,’ the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement published on their Instagram account.

The pair have also said that they will split their time between the UK and North America. The Duke and Duchess have recently returned from Canada where they spent Christmas with Meghan’s family. 

“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.” 

Responding to the Duke and Duchess’s announcement, a statement issued on behalf of the Royal Family said that discussions were “at an early stage”.

“Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through,” the statement reads.

Commentators have described both communications as extraordinary.

According to Jonny Dymond, BBC royal correspondent, no other member of the Royal Family was consulted before Prince Harry and Meghan issued their statement.

“The palace is understood to be ‘disappointed’,” Dymond tweeted.

In October 2019, it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan would take a six week break from their royal duties to spend time together as a family out of the limelight.

The news came following the airing of an ITV documentary that featured an emotional interview with Meghan speaking on the struggles of the spotlight and the launch of their legal action against the Mail on Sunday.

Supporters of Meghan and Harry have praised their plans and said they believed the racism the former actress faced in her new public role was a deciding factor behind the decision.

“I wonder what it was about the relentless racism, misogyny and media vultures that led Meghan Markle and her husband to literally resign from the royal family and politely tell everyone to f*** off,” screenwriter Amna Saleem tweeted.

“How will they justify their racism now that the sussex’s are renouncing the tax payer’s money?,” writer Danielle Dash said.

Writer Roxane Gay tweeted: “Good for Meghan and Harry opting out of  the UK tabloids staggering racism and the lack of support from the royal family. They will be fine.”

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  1. | Delores Gordon

    I am sorry to see them go, but happy for both Meghan and Harry, the stuff they went through this year with the racist people and the press no one could live through that without breaking.

    I hear people phone in on tv show and call Harry the spare and there no room for him in the family, Mr Morgan on tv say Megan to [go] back to America if she don’t want to follow the rule, how dear him. I pay my tax and my forefathers blood is in the crown jewels. So if Meghan and Harry spend some of that money I don’t mind, it’s better spend by them than the government spending it to fight a war on behalf of America for Trump tweets


  2. | John Bull

    If it is racism, then why are they choosing to go and live in the most racist country in the world America. Why not a black country.


  3. | The Wise One

    Britain is more racist than America.

    Britian is more covert and thankfully is becoming more overt. I always preferred overt racism.


  4. | lezah

    Megan and Harry are looking to forge a future for their family by reading the signs of the time(time that the Royal Family look at ways to be financially independent of the British tax payers).I hope that God will continually putting his loving arms around Megan, Harry and Archie-and that he will richly bless them in many ways.

    It is also very sad, how certain sector of the British media have since the day Prince Harry stepped out in public
    with his wife of dual heritage(black and white)-they have been pushing their racist and cololnialistic agenda to hound her out of the Royal family and out of Britain because they cannot cope with Megan being too smart and intelligent for the whole lot of them.


    • | wez tindian

      i would like to state – iam not a royalist, but not to the extend to replicate ow the RUSSIAN and the FRENCH solved their collective disdain regarding superiority and gods given right to be first among others.

      to me the catalyst for change is the taboo subject in the room being skirted around – a black skin member of the human race – the neanderthals of the world are looking over their shoulders.

      evolution is gradual and natural is not change through revolution.


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