After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they will be stepping down as senior royals earlier this year, Queen Elizabeth released a stated that she and the Royal Family are supporting their decision. However, just like most decisions, theirs also come with a price.
Aside from losing their HRH titles and Prince Harry’s military title, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also be banned from using the word “royal” in their future activities. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle then released a statement that they had no intention of using the “Sussex Royal” brand after they officially leave their roles.
And on March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have officially stepped down from being senior royals. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no longer obliged to complete royal obligations, which means that they now have the liberty to choose the engagements that they want to do.
But a new report revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are having a difficult time as they are forced to “rely” on others because they can no longer use their Sussex Royal accounts. The couple previously shared their works on their social media platforms, but they are now relying on organizations for the photographs of their activities to be posted.
Chris Ship shared on the Royal Rota podcast that he’s pretty sure that a new account is being set up for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But for now, they have none and have to rely on others, which could be “frustrating” for the couple.
"They must find that quite frustrating, not having their own social media channels. You're less in control, aren't you?” he said.
Previous reports claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to close down their Sussex Royal Foundation as they start their new life outside the Royal family.
Paperwork filed in the UK indicates that the shutting down of the Sussex Royal Foundation has begun as the director of their trading company leaves without a replacement. The remaining directors, British business leaders Stefan Allesch-Taylor, Karen Blackett, and Steven Cooper plus broadcaster Kirsty Young, are, reportedly, not going to be a part of the couple’s new venture.
Another report alleged that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also let all 15 members of their UK staff go. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex' just appointed private secretary Fiona Mcilwham, communications chief Sara Latham, Prince Harry’s program co-ordinator Clara Loughran, and assistant communications secretary Marnie Gaffney are few of those who are believed to have been let go by the couple.