Speaking at a charity event for Sentebale, the charity he co-founded in 2006 to honor Princess Diana’s support for those affected by HIV and AIDS, Prince Harry, 35, addressed the elephant in the room: he said to the attendees that I wanted them to “hear” the truth about me, as much as I can share. ”
Queen Isabel, 93, issued a statement Saturday night expressing pride and thanks to Harry and Meghan for their work announcing the terms the royal family had agreed to leave.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will no longer use their titles of His Royal Highness (His Royal Highness, His Royal Highness) since “they are no longer active members of the Royal Family,” Buckingham Palace announced. They will be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Harry will remain a prince and sixth in the line of the British throne.
The couple will also pay Sovereign Grant expenses for the renovation of their home in the United Kingdom, Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their family home in the United Kingdom. The house was renovated with 2.4 million pounds ($ 3.06 million) of taxpayer money, real accounts revealed last year.
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Harry admitted that the plan had not worked as he expected: he and Meghan wanted to continue serving “the queen, the community and my military associations, but without public funds. Unfortunately, that was not possible.”
“The decision I made for my wife and I to back off is not something I took lightly,” said Prince Harry. “It was so many months of conversations after so many years of challenges. And I know that I have not always done well, but in regards to this, there really was no other option. What I want to make clear is that you do not move away. And we certainly don’t get away from you. “
The Duke of Sussex said he understood the magnitude of his decision and emphasized that stepping back did not change his commitment to help others.
“I hope that helps you understand what happened: that it would take my family away from everything I have known to take a step forward in what I hope can be a more peaceful life. I was born in this life and it is a great honor to serve my country and the queen. When I lost my mother 23 years ago, you took me under your protection. You took care of me for so long, but the means are a powerful force. And my hope is one day, our mutual collective support can be more powerful , because it is much bigger than just us. It is more than a privilege to serve them and we will continue to lead a life of service. Therefore, nothing changes. ”
He thanked the followers and followers of the royal family whom he and Meghan could meet over the years and expressed their gratitude for sharing their enthusiasm for the baby Archie.
Mom and Archie are currently in Canada, where Archie saw snow “for the first time the other day,” Harry shared, adding that the girl “thought it was bloody bright.”
Queen Elizabeth smiled as she headed to the church on Sunday, received by royal supporters when she entered the church near her property in Sandringham House with her son, Prince Andrew.
“I will always have the greatest respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief, and I am incredibly grateful to her and the rest of my family for the support they have shown Meghan and me in recent months,” Prince Harry added in the charity event.
“I will continue to be the same man who appreciates his country and dedicates his life to supporting the causes, charities and military communities that are so important to me,” said Harry. “Together, they have given me an education about life. And this paper has taught me more about what is right and what I could never have imagined. We are taking a leap of faith, so thank you for giving me the courage to take this next He passed “.
Taxpayers: Morgan Hines and Associated Press.