Rather sadly Harry and Megan have confirmed their decision to permanently step down as working royals which means they have been stripped of their patronages which they are entitled to whilst being full time members of the Royal Family.
As a former Army officer Harry was eager to hold onto his formal links with the Armed Forces but as they have chosen to no longer remain in “The Firm” he will lose his roles as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington, and Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Naval Commands’ Small Ships and Diving.
Also lost are his patronage of the Rugby Football League, and his role as president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), while Meghan is no longer the trust’s vice-president and has lost her patronages of the prestigious Royal National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Since Harry and Meghan quit as senior working royals in March 2020 and chose to earn their own money in the US, they have signed deals with Spotify and Netflix, estimated to be worth more than £100 million although Lord knows what they can possibly offer for that sort of money, I fear it may result in some sort of cheap freak show.
It all started so well and I had high hopes they would make a success of their relationship and the introduction of the first mixed race person to join the Royal Family but sadly it was not to be.
They should have been perfect at the job, he was born into the job and knew exactly what was required from the role, while she became his partner and during the blossoming of their relationship as an actor she was effectively taking part in an extended audition, she must have realised what the part entailed, how hard can it be to play a pampered Princess?
Too hard it seems, for it certainly feels as if it was she who instigated their move to the US and their final permanent departure from The Royal Family, whilst able to pull off her part in the TV drama “Suits” it seems her part as Princess in “The Firm” was too much for her.
Never the less I wish them well and hope they have a long and happy time living abroad in the Americas.