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Prince Harry and Meghan to drop HRH titles, set to pay £2.4m taxpayers’ money

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Prince Harry and Meghan

Prince Harry and Meghan to drop HRH titles, set to pay £2.4m taxpayers’ money. Harry and Meghan will repay £2.4m of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their home and withdraw from official duties.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4m of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, the couple have announced, as talks about their future roles concluded.

The Queen said she was pleased they have “found a constructive and supportive way forward” for the family.

Buckingham Palace said under the new arrangement, Harry and Meghan are “required to step back from royal duties” and will no longer receive public funds for royal duties, adding: “This new model will take effect in the spring of 2020.” The Queen said in a statement: “Following many months of conversations and more recent discussions, I am 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.

“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life. “I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.

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