In what seems to be a “long time coming” sort of situation, Queen Elizabeth has finally lost patience with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and a Megxit punishment has been decided.
Queen Finally Punishes Prince Harry Over Megxit, Strips Honorary Military Titles
Since Prince Harry is no longer considered to be a full-time working royal, Queen Elizabeth finally set out to do something about it. According to senior palace sources, she’ll do so by not allowing the prince to retain his three honorary military titles. This means the Duke of Sussex will have those patronages taken away at the end of the 12-month review of the Megxit deal, which will likely finalize the decision.
The door was left open to Harry by the Queen for one year for a possible return to the royal family if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were open to it. However, the pair seem rather content with their new life in California. As a result, this means the monarch will likely reassign these positions to other royals in the family.
Some of the royals tipped over the past few months to take on those roles included Princess Anne and Prince William. One defense source noted that the final decision still lays with the Queen, and said, “These appointments are entirely a gift of the Queen.”
12-Month Megxit Review Coming to an End, ‘There’s not much to discuss’
Last January was when the 12-month review was put in place that allowed both parties to re-discuss and reconvene the terms of the Megxit agreement if they decided they were unhappy with it. It is expected to be a low-key meeting, which will be in stark contrast to the summit that took place in January last year at Sandringham. A source noted, “There’s not much to discuss.”
It was during the meeting at Sandringham when Prince Charles appeared interested in pursuing a deal that was more half in, half out, as detailed by Prince Harry and Meghan in their statement announcing their decision to step back. However, the Queen wasn’t happy with the idea and put her foot down, insisting that it was impossible for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to both represent the Crown and become financially independent.
The Duke of Sussex voiced his disappointment over the decision while speaking during a charity event held in honor of his organization, Sentebale.
“What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you. Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am.”