Prince Harry, Meghan to give up 'royal highness' titles

Britain's and his wife Meghan will give up their titles and stop receiving public funds following their decision to give up front-line royal duties, said on Saturday. "The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family," the Palace said, adding that the couple have agreed to repay some past expenses.

Buckingham Palace says Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds after a deal was struck for them to step aside as senior royals.

said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when the new arrangements take effect in "spring 2020." They will be known as Harry, Duke and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The couple will no longer use the titles His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness, but they are not being stripped of them. Harry will remain a prince and sixth in line to the British throne.

The palace says the couple will repay some 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) of taxpayers' money that was spent renovating their home near .

In a statement Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II said she was pleased that pleased that "together we have found a constructive and supportive way forward for my grandson and his family. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family."

The announcement came after days of talks among royal courtiers sparked by Meghan and Harry's announcement last week that they wanted to step down as senior royals and live part-time in North America.

Buckingham Palace did not disclose who will pay for the couple's currently taxpayer-funded security. The palace said it did not comment "on the details of security arrangements.

There are well established independent processes to determine the need for publicly funded security."


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