Will Meghan and Harry still be able to call themselves royalty?

New details have emerged following their shock split from the British royal family
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Will Meghan and Harry still be able to call themselves royalty?

Since the news broke that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are leaving their positions as senior members of the royal family, we’ve all had a tonne of unanswered questions about what their decision really means in practical terms.

But it has finally been revealed that the couple will lose their royal titles, have to pay rent to live at Frogmore Cottage, and no longer perform any duties on behalf of the Queen.

In a statement released by the Queen, Harry and Meghan will “step back from Royal duties, including officially military appointments”. Harry served in the British Army for a decade.

This statement also means they will not be able to use their HRH titles, however it is believed they will still be able to use the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex, much like Princess Diana who was referred to as Diana, Princess of Wales following her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

The Queen’s statement also shared that Meghan and Harry will repay the British taxpayer for funds they received to renovate their UK base, Frogmore Cottage, and they will “no longer receive public funds for Royal duties”.

And while the statment didn't reveal any specifics about where the couple will spend the majority of their time, it looks more and more likely that a more permanent move to North America is on the cards. 

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