13 royal family scandals that shocked the world
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“Stepping back” from senior royal duties
In January 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced they will be “stepping back” from senior royal duties. “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,” the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said on @sussexroyal, their official Instagram account. “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.”
Not only are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex resigning from many of their duties, but they allegedly didn’t notify the Queen of their stunning announcement beforehand.