Harry and Meghan give up royal titles, says Buckingham Palace

LONDON, Jan 19: Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use their royal titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace said.
Now, the couple will not represent the Queen officially.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home, the statement, which was issued on Saturday, added.
According to the statement, this new model comes into effect in spring this year. The announcement comes after a week when Queen Elizabeth II’s grandson Prince Harry and his American TV actress wife Meghan announced they wanted to “step back” as senior royals. The Queen expressed her hope that the agreement would allow them to start building a happy and peaceful new life. “I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life. I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family. It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life,” the statement quoted the Queen as saying. The Royal family did not mention about the detail of security arrangement of the them.
“Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements. There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly-funded security,” it added. (UNI)