The repercussions of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s decision to “step back” from their roles as senior members of the royal family are slowly manifesting as the couple wrap up the final installment of their royal duties. The most recent development in the Sussexes pursuit of a more independent life involves the closing of their Buckingham Palace office which no longer serves any purpose.
"Given their decision to step back, an office at Buckingham Palace is no longer needed,” stated a source within the Palace. “While the details are still being finalized and efforts are being made to redeploy people within the Royal household, unfortunately there will be some redundancies."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who eschewed their HRH titles as part of the transition, are no longer eligible to receive money from the Sovereign Grant which was previously utilised to fund the staff members of their office at the Palace. The Duke and Duchess who stated their desire to become “financially independent” within their surprising announcement, have yet to reveal how exactly they will secure financial resources. Harry’s father, Prince Charles, has offered the young couple financial support in the short run and it seems that Meghan and Harry have already started making appearances in North America.
With the Sussexes scheduled to return to London for the Commonwealth Day service on March 9th, we eagerly await updates as the Duke and Duchess are certainly going to use this visit to speak to the public and tie up any loose ends before returning to Canada.