Royal Family News: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Could Return as ‘Part-Time’ Royals
A royal expert thinks that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be returning to the UK as “part-time” royals.
Two years ago, in 2020, Harry and Meghan stepped away from their Royal duties and moved to the US to Markle’s home state of California. Since arriving, each has given a revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey as well as welcoming child number two into the Sussex household.
They’ve built a good life for themselves in California but, according to Cosmopolitan Magazine, the pair could be returning to Royal life, part-time. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: Duke and Duchess of Sussex Walk Away
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced in January of 2020 that they would be stepping away from their duties as senior members of the Royal Family. At the time, Queen Elizabeth gave the two a year to think about their decision and decide if it was really what they wanted.
The two ultimately decided to make the change a permanent one which resulted in the loss of their Royal Highness designation. A year later, Buckingham Palace released a statement which read: “Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.”
The statement went on to emphasize that the Royal patronages and “honorary military appointments” would be returned to the Queen before being divvied out to other working members of the Royal Family.
Royal Family News: Harry and Meghan Hope Things Will Change Under Charles the King
Yet, even after concreting their decision to remain outside the purview of the Royal Family, according to a Royal expert, that could soon change especially with Harry and Meghan’s Royal future still uncertain. Royal author Tom Quinn addressed the issue on the To Di for Daily podcast, explaining that Meghan and Harry believe that when the Queen dies, they might be able to step back in as part-time Royals under Charles as King.
According to Quinn, this is how they’ve always wanted it to be. The author went on to explain that ‘part time’ meant that they would work for 6 months in the UK performing Royal duties, and return to California for the other six months, “doing their own thing.” Be sure to stay apprised of all things Royal and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates.