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Harry and Meghan officially start their non-royal life

Harry and Meghan officially start their non-royal life

2020-03-31 10:45:00 PM

Harry and Meghan officially start their non-royal life

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the royal family on Tuesday, as they start a controversial new life in the United States.

The decision means they will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen and are giving up their office within the monarchy in Britain.It follows reports Meghan was deeply unhappy with life inside the centuries-old institution and increasing complaints from the couple about media intrusion.

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Their shock announcement rocked the royal family, appearing to blindside the queen and other senior family members.It led the 93-year-old monarch to call an emergency summit with her eldest son and heir Prince Charles, and his two sons Princes William and Harry, to thrash out the terms of their departure.

The family eventually agreed the couple, who have an 11-month-old son Archie, will relinquish their His or Her Royal Highness titles, and no longer use the "Sussex Royal" label.They currently use the name for their popular Instagram account and website, and had also made dozens of trademark applications with it for various products.

However, they will continue to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, their official titles, and Harry remains sixth in line to the throne, with no change in the line of succession.DREAM SOUREDHarry and Meghan's departure -- dubbed "Megxit" by the British press -- is a far cry from 2018, when they married in a fairytale wedding at Windsor Castle watched around the world.

Meghan, 38, a former TV actress who is of mixed race, was seen as a breath of fresh air for the royal family, which is often characterised as overly stuffy.But relations with the media soon soured, with some newspapers accused of peddling offensive racial stereotypes and dishing out unfair criticism.

There were also reports of splits within the family, and a growing rift between Harry and William.Since revealing their plans, the couple had been living in a luxury mansion on Canada's Pacific west coast, visiting Britain only briefly this month.

It had been thought they would continue to base themselves in Canada.But the pair are said to have relocated to California by private jet earlier this month before the United States closed its northern border because of the coronavirus outbreak.Meghan grew up in Los Angeles and her mother, Doria Ragland, still lives there. She also has a network of friends and work contacts in the city.

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SECURITY BILLThe couple's initial announcement to quit Britain divided opinion and their move to California comes after Harry's father was last week diagnosed as having COVID-19.He has now left self-isolation, Clarence House said on Monday.British royals have been showing solidarity with health workers fighting the outbreak, while the queen released a message saying her family stood ready to play its part in the national effort.

"Harry and Meghan have chosen celebrity over duty," The Times said in an opinion piece on Monday."Making the move to California, and making it now, only inflames the irritation many feel over the couple's actions in recent months," it added.

Meanwhile, the couple failed to get a warm welcome from U.S. President Donald Trump, whom Harry recently criticised for his stance on climate change in a hoax phone call.Trump said he was "a great friend and admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom" but insisted US taxpayers would not pick up their security bill.

"They must pay!" he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.The president's warning prompted a rare public response from the couple's spokeswoman, who said they had "no plans to ask the US government for security resources"."Privately-funded security arrangements have been made."

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Enough of their stories for everyone’s sake do u have a thing For this couple considering I have no idea what they’ve actually done in their real lives i'm so glad ctv reported on this because i couldn't sleep not know what was happening with these two millionaires badtiming Then you should stop reporting on them.

Sorry. Don't really care... Right... 'non-royal' life. Leave all the money behind and start from scratch... Finally we don’t have to pay for their security! What a nuissance! Visitors of convenience! who fin cares? Can we expect that trash news outlets will stop reporting on them now Didn't think so! Who cares.

Does anyone actually care? And I had a bowel movement this morning... We don’t care!!!! Who the fuk cares,she got exactly what she set out to do,fukn weasel Good riddance to sickening drama!! Why did Canada provide security They wanted to be independed, it should have started here by paying their own way!! Perhaps Canadians should request for a refund, they are multi-millionaires

Who cares Woop tee do Ugh no one cares. They bailed on canada to move to a country that has no leadership at all I agree with Trump on those news Who cares there are bigger problems we face at the moment. Where is the dislikes button? Soooo , who cares now Their celebrity status is null and void Who cares. It's April's fool tomorrow when they start their new life.

Honestly at this point who cares notrelevant neverhavebeen I don't think it is a priority for people Really who gives a rat's ass Who cares. There are more important things going on in the world. Honestly, I don’t think anyone really cares at this point in time. Healthy is all that matters. We don't have to follow them.

So let’s stop talking about it ok? Stop reporting this garbage! who the fuck cares Too bad the Canadian Media can’t leave this family alone. DGAF So? How about reporting on how ungrateful they are by coming to Canada made cdn's pay for their security, boarded a private plane to L.A without a simple thank you to us suckers!

Harry will be crawling back to Britain eventually asking for some donations from his grandmother Something tells me that this does not end well. Really.... This is news What about finding the real reason our PM won't come out of his house and what about his Marriage? Our do you just look the other way because he pays you too..... Asking for some friends

And? Yawn .. irrelevant Who cares where safe in Canada now in USA so welcome to the real world who cares. there is COVID19 is giving a billion dollars. to the needy What a relief. Their transition to royalty afterlife has been the only thing on my mind over the past 30days Stop trying to make Meghan and Harry happen...

Who cares Anyone know the dollar amount it cost the Canadian Tax payer to provide them with security? It would be nice if they paid us back.... So tragic noblueblood Ok, there’s a global pandemic going on.... not even remotely interested in this headline. 🙄 So why are you still reporting on these unimportant people?

Who? AH..... Please HARRY & MEGAN a message... The next Kardashians Who cares! Time to stop following CTV news. If they think this news they are wrong nobody gives a shit. Literally no one cares right now Whoop de doo What a pair of vacant self-absorbed jerks. Go. Away. At this time of crisis where people are getting sick and losing their jobs?...

live a charity sponsored life now- Just Hollywood life wouldn't be able to sustain ur luxury live of private jet travels....!! Who cares? Good for them👏. So can we focus on news in our country now Who cares..honestly That’s awesome! I was worried about them. Glad to know they are safe. 🤦‍♂️ Okay so now are we going to respect their privacy?

What happened to 'we arent moving to California until orange man is gone' lol Time for a Cuban vacation Meghan Thank you ,when I got up this morning to all the horrible news about covid-19 I said to myself , I wonder what Harry and Megan are up 2... RoyalFamily - Liz, pay Canadians back the tax dollars for these entitled grifter’s security while in Canada!

Really? Wow!! This changes absolutely NOTHING. Who cares. Good riddance On Canada 🇨🇦 Can we just move past these and every 'royal' I see what you’re doing you’re waiting on someone to finally have enough of this crap and say something stupid I can rest easy knowing these two twits will be living a comfortable life now...

Wow the world is battling coronavirus and CTV gives us an update on these two fools, thanks Who fucking cares Who cares

Prince Harry, Meghan post final message as working members of the Royal FamilyHarry and Meghan shocked Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Family in January by hastily announcing plans to take a step back from their royal roles If police are part of a masonic pedophile ring they should be killed. All evidence suggests this is the case. My advice as a parent whose elementary school children have been kidnapped by police and are being raped and pimped by CAS social services is kill all police, today Good riddance God, their farewell tour is longer than Elton John's...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share final message as royals: ‘The work continues’“As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile,” the couple wrote on Instagram ahead of their final day as senior members of the Royal Family . There’s more important news than this. WhoCares When will Global News get the hint that we don’t care about these hypocrites?

Trump Says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Must Pay For Their Own U.S. SecurityA spokesperson for the Sussexes has said the couple had no plans to ask the U.S. for security assistance and assured that “privately funded security arrangements have been made.' That's right! Every single penny of American taxpayers' money has to go into Trump's golf games and his various hotels.

Donald Trump says U.S. will not foot security bill for Prince Harry, MeghanTrump wrote on Twitter that “now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!” yawn Unless they're willing to do him a favor though.... Mexico will pay

That's All, Folks: Meghan And Harry Say Goodbye To Sussex Royal InstagramIt was fun while it lasted, royal watchers. ;—}› heading to their Graves Then go to Bermuda! A lot of money from crock will be happy to feed them! See ya later .

Trump to Harry and Meghan: Pay for your own security in Los AngelesThey reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles before the border between the two countries closed because of the coronavirus outbreak A rare day indeed when I agree with Trump. I’m getting worried now. Harry did a few tours in Afghanistan. He can handle himself. He can tool up being America and all Can you do a real news story please? So many serious issues out there, and you're gossiping about nonsense. 🙄