Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan exit royal family

Bayleah Vogel

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex England have made the decision to step down from the royal family.

“Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding,” Harry said while presenting a speech at a Charity dinner on Jan. 19, “Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible.”

After months of discussions between the couple and Queen Elizabeth II, the decision for them to step down and give up their HRH (His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness) titles was made.

In a statement released by the Sussexes, before officially stepping down, the two said that they planned to “work to become financially independent.” But after they realized that it wouldn’t have been possible in their then current royal status, they decided to step down.

The Queen said she is “pleased” that they were able to find a “constructive and supportive way forward” for Harry and Meghan.

Since the Sussexes stepped back, they will no longer have their royal duties of representing the Queen. Harry will also be free of his royal military appointments.

However, Harry will maintain his title as Prince and will stay as sixth in line for the throne.

Although they are no longer responsible for representing the Queen, they will keep their designations of being the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. They will also keep their brand name “SussexRoyal.”

As for whether or not the two have plans to stay in England, it is currently unknown. They have said that they will still stay in their English home, the Frogmore Cottage.

However, the British media speculates that they will likely move away from England because of an Instagram post on the @sussexroyal account that said, “We’ve loved meeting so many of you from around the world and can’t wait to meet many more of you next year.”

It is also rumored that the two will either move to Los Angeles or Canada because Meghan grew up in Los Angeles, and the two spent Christmas and New Years on Vancouver’s Island in Canada.