Prince Harry is set to lose his official military appointments as part of a deal hashed out between himself, The Queen, Prince of Wales, and Duke of Cambridge regarding his and Meghan’s desire to step back from royal life.
These official military appointments include Captain General of Marines, Honorary Air Commandant Royal Air Force Honington, and Commodore-in-Chief of Small Ships and Diving. He and the Duchess of Sussex will also lose their appointments as Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors.
Harry and Meghan, from spring onwards, will no longer be working members of the Royal Family, officially represent The Queen, or use their ‘Royal Highness’ status. The couple will no longer receive public funds for royal duties and will pay back the Sovereign Grant for refurbishments done to their Frogmore Cottage home last year.
The couple will keep their private patronages and are expected to remain President and Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Aides have said the couple will be known as Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, rather than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, beginning in the spring, as well.
The Duke of Sussex, as he is still known for a few months, will have royal duties until the new model takes effect. These will be announced in due course.