WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Prince William reportedly told a friend that he’s “sad” that he can no longer put his “arm around” Prince Harry after his decision to step away from the British royal family has made them “separate entities.”
- Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s shocking announcement “to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family” reportedly stunned and angered members of the royal family as well as their constituents.
- William reportedly said that all he can do now is “try and support them” and hope that there will come a time that they will all be on “the same page.”
Prince William reportedly confided with a friend that he’s “sad” that Prince Harry’s decision to step away from the British royal family has made them “separate entities”, according to The Sunday Times.
The Duke of Cambridge reportedly stated, “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that anymore; we’re separate entities. I’m sad about that.”
“All we can do, and all I can do, is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page. I want everyone to play on the same team,” William reportedly said.
Harry and wife Meghan Markle made the shocking announcement on Wednesday that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex explained in an Instagram post, “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.”
The couple stated that they will be working on becoming “financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.” They also stated their plan to split their time between the United Kingdom and North America while continuing their duties.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared their incredible announcement following a six-week royal sabbatical in Canada. The couple has previously expressed their displeasure with some media outlets’ coverage of their relationship, including racist comments about Meghan.
The couple’s decision reportedly stunned and angered members of the royal family as well as their constituents.
Multiple reports stated that Harry is scheduled to meet with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William on Monday at one of the royal family’s country houses to discuss their next steps. Meghan will reportedly attend the meeting remotely.