It’s official now that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will step down from their royalty by the end of next month.
The deal signed by the Queen and the couple on the previous month will come to effect by March 31st. From April 1st they would no longer be a part of the Buckingham Palace and will rather be an embodiment of their U.K charity foundation group.
As per the sources, it is said that: “The Duke and Duchess will be spending their time in both the United Kingdom and North America,” “In addition to continuing to work closely with their existing patronages as they build a plan for engagements in the U.K. and the Commonwealth throughout the year, The Duke and Duchess have also been undertaking meetings as part of their ongoing work to establish a new non-profit organization. The details of this new organization will be shared later in the year.
“In general, the themes of their cause-related work will remain unchanged, which includes the Commonwealth, community, youth empowerment, and mental health, collectively.”
A review is still set to follow after 12 months, at which point the royal family will revisit the agreement.
“As there is no precedent for this new model of working and eventual financial independence, the Royal Family and The Sussexes have agreed to an initial 12-month review to ensure the arrangement works for all parties.”
Harry will still have the position of a Major, Lieutenant commander and Squadron Leader during the year, but his amateur military ranks can’t be used. Apart from this, there will be no new appointments until a year’s review.