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  • the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to the queen that they won't be returning as working members of the royal family.

  • As a result, the couple will now no longer hold the honoring military appointments on royal patronage is given to them by the queen.

  • In a statement, Buckingham Palace said that in stepping away from the work of the royal family, it wouldn't be possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan have committed to continue supporting the organizations that they've represented, saying service is universal.

  • And the more reports ever since Megan and Harry moved to North America, their long term role in the royal family has been uncertain.

  • Last January, they announced they would step back a senior roles, Ah, work to become financially independent.

  • There was a period of reflection and assessment on both sides.

  • Now there is a definite bridge.

  • Meghan and Harry will no longer be returning toe workers.

  • Members of the royal family theme news about their future comes ahead of an interview to be broadcast next month with Oprah Winfrey, and only days after the couple announced they were expecting a second child, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said.

  • As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world on have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented.

  • Regardless of official role, we can all live a life of service.

  • Service is universal.

  • Prince Harry served in the military and holds honorary military appointments, but they will now be formally returned to the Queen and they will be distributed among other working members of the royal family.

  • The Palace announcement said everyone was saddened by the decision of Meghan and Harry, but they would remain much love members of the family and you more BBC news on our royal correspondent Nicholas Witchel is with me.

  • So is this final to all intents and purposes, Yes, the breach is complete on for the foreseeable future.

  • It is final, Jane, and you know, I sense a riel sense off exasperation in these statements on both sides.

  • The statement from Buckingham Palace issued at midday off conversation with the Duke of Sussex.

  • The queen has written, confirming it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.

  • There's almost on unspoken sentence, which doesn't appear in the statement.

  • After that, a life of public service like I have led like my husband has led at the age of nearly 100 like the rest of your family continue to lead, but which you have decided to opt out off.

  • Of course, they're saddened, as the statement says there deeply disappointed.

  • I think that this is how matters have turned out.

  • And then the Sussex's statement, which concludes with these couple of phrases we can all live a life of service service, is universal.

  • Isn't there just a sense there of thumbing their noses?

  • Don't tell us how to lead our lives.

  • So I think on both sides, Harry, I think well now perhaps finally realized the implications of the decision that they have taken that it is not possible to do both toe have 1 ft in the royal family and another foot outside.

  • That is what the queen has insisted upon on.

  • That is what the statement from Buckingham Palace means on a brief thought about their future.

  • They need to be financially independent.

  • Do we assume they continue to live in California?

  • I'm sure they bought the house there.

  • I think they are well on their way to being financially independent.

  • We have the Oprah interview.

  • It's still not clear whether that's being recorded yet or not.

  • They have their deal with Netflix.

  • I would imagine now they will feel free to pursue other commercial arrangements.

  • Nick Mitchell, Thank you very much.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/19
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