While Elizabeth II had established a specific protocol to be followed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it could be that she makes changes. In the coming months, the Megxit could change modalities.
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Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caused an earthquake in the British monarchy, they agreed to very specific rules. Last March, after less tensions within the royal family and the birth of their son Archie, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced relinquish their senior positions and move to the other side of the Atlantic. A thunderclap in England. If Elizabeth II quickly assured “fully support” the choice of the couple, “even if [ils] would have preferred that they remain full members “, she did not let them go without delimiting a frame. Together they defined a “transition framework” strict so that the Megxit runs smoothly. But while it’s already well underway, that the Sussexes have found their villa in Los Angeles and started signing juicy contracts, everything could change in the coming weeks.
According to expert Richard Fitzwilliams, nothing is set in stone. “It is important to keep in mind that Harry and Meghan are a unique case”, entrusted the royal author to The Express, which recalls that they are “members of the royal family who do not work”, “on condition that the arrangement negotiated by the queen at Sandrigham is renewed”. After holding talks with Prince Charles, Prince William and His Majesty, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have agreed to follow a one year transition period, which will therefore end in March 2021. Together, they decided on several rules to follow by then. Starting with the fact that Archie’s parents officially renounce their rights to exercise their royal duties. They were also prevented from using the word “royal” in their commercial and personal efforts, even if they have kept their full titles.
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Terms that are not final
Authorized to leave the territory with Archie, to settle first in Canada and then in the United States, the Duke and Duchess can also conclude agreements with companies, which they did with Netflix. But if their new life has indeed started in Los Angeles several months ago, it could well change.. Because before the Megxit was formalized, they agreed to sign this transition period “to make sure the arrangement works for all parties”, as a source explained at the time. Concretely, if Elizabeth II does not agree with the new daily life of the Sussexes, she could change the terms or even break it.
“The point of the twelve month review is that the family wants the best for them and everyone recognizes that this is unfamiliar territory, described a few weeks ago a source of the palace at Daily Telegraph. Rather than doing something definitive, it’s more of a pragmatic family conversation about what works and what maybe not. “ If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their mark in the United States, their projects do not enchant the royal family. And the tensions with prince william are accentuated a little more. As they are only halfway through their transition period, the Sussexes’ future could take an unexpected turn.