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DW News 19 Jan 2020

Megxit: Harry and Meghan give up royal titles and taxpayer funds


Britain's Queen Elizabeth has reached an agreement with her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan that will allow them to give up their roles as working members of the royal family. They will cease using the title "royal highness" and will no longer receive taxpayer money. Last month they said they wanted to lead a more independent life.

This follows the Duke and Duchess announcement that they would be stepping back from their royal duties as members of the British royal family.
He's the royal formally known as Prince. Now he's says to just call him Harry. He is back in the UK for his final appearances as a royal. In just five weeks, on March 31, he and Meghan Markle leave royal life. Sometimes criticized for flying in gas-guzzling private jets, Harry flew from Canada to London on a commercial plane. Then he boarded an eco-friendly train and he even carried his own luggage!
The president spoke from the Brady Press Briefing Room inside the White House.

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The Fab Four reunion is being described as a "PR disaster" after Meghan and Harry were given the cold shoulder at Westminster Abbey. Harry and Meghan were reportedly "emotional and upset" about the decision that barred them from waking in the Queen's procession. Today the British press is piling on the departing royals, calling the event "cold" and "super awkward." But they loved the green dress that Meghan wore, with some saying it served as a tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

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