The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will officially leave their roles as royalty on March 31, an official spokesman confirmed. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer serve on the queen's behalf, however, these arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months.
The couple will return to the UK for six events in February and March, including the Commonwealth Day Service on March 9. Harry is also due to participate in the London Marathon in April and the couple will participate in the Invictus Games in May.
Earlier this year, the Sussex announced that they would move away from royal duties and that they intend to become financially independent of the monarchy. It has not yet been decided whether royalty can continue to use the 'Sussex Royal' label, which will be decided by the queen and senior officials.
Despite efforts by Prince Harry and Meghan to mark the mark , discussions are still ongoing. "As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are retreating as senior members of the royal family and will work towards financial indolence, the use of the word 'Royal' in this context needs to be revised. Discussions are still underway," reports the newspaper " Telegraph ".
“As part of the process of transitioning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to their new chapter - planning was already underway around the launch of their new nonprofit organization. Details will be shared in due course. "
Harry and Meghan intend to play a "new progressive role within this institution" with their decision to resign and provide the family with "the space to focus on the next chapter".