Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have lost their remaining royal patronages and appointments. Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that they will not be returning as working royals. Royal biographer Angela Levin clashed with a BBC News host Geeta Guru-Murthy as they argued about the couple’s future plans.
Ms Levin had said of the Sussexes: “They wanted privacy, they wanted to live an ordinary life.
“Well they haven’t lived an ordinary life at all. They can’t want privacy, they want privacy on their terms,”
The BBC host shot back: “Well they had to make a living, didn’t they, if they were losing all the royal funding.
“They can’t ever live a normal life in public so they presumably were trying to tread a very fine line.”
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She continued: “Perhaps to try and take the Royal Family in a new, more modern direction.
“It seems like the Royal Family are not going to let that happen.”
The Queen had written that the couple can no longer hold honorary appointments.
The Palace has said that the duties will be redistributed among other family members.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
Harry will lose his patronages of The Rugby Football Union and The Rugby Football League, and appointments in The Royal Marines, RAF Honington and Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving.
Meghan will lose her patronages of The Royal National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Both will lose their joint role in The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.