Harry & Meghan “We intend to step back as “senior” members of the Royal Family”. Our guess is if we had a more broadminded and #diverse media this may not have happened. We have said all along #Megan bashing has to stop! Perhaps to echo some of the comments on social media Harry does not want the same thing that happened to his mother to happen to his wife. The Royal Family responded in a statement saying “Discussions with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Sadly it appears there is still no place for a woman of colour in the Royal Family in 2020. Although the public and media appeared really excited to begin with it all turned sour very quickly with way too much column inches and airtime about her “nationality” and mounting criticism of her every move.