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Prince Harry to lose official military appointments as he and Meghan step back from royal duties


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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.



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.