Thomas Markle claims Harry and Meghan’s exit has ‘cheapened’ the monarchy

Carla Harmon
January 19, 2020

And as per the latest statement, it is visibly clear that Meghan and Harry are all set to live a completely different life. Buckingham Palace does not comment on the details of security arrangements.

Currently, the duke and duchess' income, related to their royal duties, has mostly been covered by Harry's dad, Charles, Prince of Wales.

The retired Hollywood lighting director told United Kingdom outlet Channel 5 news in a documentary he believed Meghan, 38, was tossing away "every girl's dream" in a pusuit of money. As announced in their decision, the couple had stated that they would like to work to become "financially independent".

Crucially, as they are stepping back from their roles as working royals, Meghan and Harry "will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties".

This echoes the form of address given to Princess Diana when she divorced Prince Charles in 1996.


According to The Guardian, one company that's eager to get into business with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is Netflix.

Harry, who has been styled an HRH since birth, will remain a prince and sixth-in-line to the throne.

The couple also expressed their wish to refund public monies used to renovate Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their family home even after they part ways with the Royals, a statement from Buckingham Palace points out, adding that the two are also allowed to retain any private patronages and associations they wish. Well, the couple now want to repay the money.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are grateful to Her Majesty and the Royal Family for their ongoing support as they embark on the next chapter of their lives".

With this major decision, Prince Harry is expected to lose quite a few noteworthy titles.


Elizabeth, 93, has been managing a family crisis caused by Harry and Meghan's determination to spend most of their time in Canada and to completely alter their relationship with the rest of the royals. They won't formally represent The Queen too.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

She added: "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". It further read, "Am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family".

Meghan Markle's estranged father Thomas Markle says his daughter and her husband Prince Harryare "cheapening" the royal family and "turning it into a Walmart with a crown", following their shocking announcement to stop down as "senior members" of the monarchy.


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