Harry and Meghan tell Queen they won't return as working royals 5 days ago

Harry and Meghan tell Queen they won't return as working royals

Their titles will be redistributed

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have told Queen Elizabeth they will not be returning as working royals.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement, confirming conversations had taken place between the Queen and her grandson, concluding that it would not be possible for them to return after stepping away from public life.

The statement read: "Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.


"The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.

"While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family."

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: "As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.

"We can all live a life of service. Service is universal."