Prince Harry’s Name Change Is Not a ‘Personal Dig’ at Queen Elizabeth, Says Royal Source

by Jeremy Spirogis

Prince Harry shocked followers earlier this yr when he all of the sudden introduced that he would step down from being a senior member of the royal household. Additionally, he was additionally working to turn out to be financially unbiased whereas splitting time between North America and the United Kingdom.

Many individuals noticed these strikes as an indication that Prince Harry was turning his again on his household. His current choice to shorten his title additionally acquired followers speaking about the way it may very well be a “personal dig” at Queen Elizabeth. However, a royal supply revealed that, opposite to in style perception, Prince Harry’s title change has nothing to do with Her Majesty.

Prince Harry dropped his royal title and surname earlier this month

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For extra info, please go to (hyperlink in bio) Image © PA

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Earlier this month, Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex introduced that they had been working laborious to launch a brand new charity group known as Archewell. They beforehand had a company known as Sussex Royal, however the couple determined to drop it as part of their exit settlement due to the UK’s authorities coverage surrounding using the phrase “royal.”

As part of this settlement, Prince Harry additionally might now not use his royal or army title, so he dropped his HRH title and Mountbatten-Windsor final title. When Prince Harry registered his new charity challenge, Travelyst, he utilized below the title Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex.

Additionally, at a launch occasion to Travelyst again in March, the host shared with the group that Prince Harry needed to maintain issues informal, saying: “He’s made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry.”

Prince Harry’s title change is reportedly not a ‘personal dig’ on the queen

Britain's Prince Harry attends the Adam Tower project introduction and global partnership between, SkyScanner, CTrip, TripAdvisor and Visa in Amsterdam on September 3, 2019 an initiative led by the Duke of Sussex to change the travel industry to better protect tourist destinations and communities that depend on it. (Photo by Koen van Weel / ANP / AFP) / Netherlands OUT
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According to Us Weekly, a royal insider revealed that Prince Harry is “not planning to officially drop his Mountbatten-Windsor title legally.” He merely received’t use it as a lot as earlier than.

The supply additionally reiterated that Prince Harry desires to “keep things casual” and go by merely his first title. It can also be “not a personal dig” at Queen Elizabeth in any approach, nevertheless.

The supply stated: “The bottom line is, he prefers to keep it casual and be known as ‘Harry.’”

The supply additionally added that Prince Harry has reportedly spoken with the queen and “reassured” her it’s not about her, and that “she still means the world to him.”

What jobs will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tackle?

As Prince Harry and Meghan stated again in January, the couple will nonetheless “fully support Her Majesty” and tackle royal duties within the UK. Yet, they most definitely will tackle different sorts of work as properly.

As talked about earlier than, the pair lately launched their new charity group Archewell, so plainly they’ll spend time on Travelyst in addition to different tasks that must be introduced sooner or later.

There are additionally plenty of speculations about Meghan returning to her Hollywood roots. She lately signed a voiceover take care of Disney+ to relate the documentary known as Elephant, which premiered on April 3. It’s not clear whether or not Meghan will proceed to work with Disney or not, however followers imagine that we are going to proceed to see extra of her in Hollywood.

The Sussexes lately relocated to Los Angeles after a couple of months in Canada, so it’s extremely doable that they’re trying on the leisure trade as a viable place to have a profession now that they’re now not full-time royals. According to the Daily Mail, Meghan’s agent is working laborious to search out her the most effective job doable, and given her standing, it’s possible that there are a lot of choices for her.

There are rumors that Meghan want to get again into performing as properly, although in all probability not as a lead actress.

“She knows she can’t carry a film as an actress. People won’t be able to get past the fact she’s Meghan Markle,” a supply instructed the Daily Mail. “But she’s determined to act again, and she thinks a big, ensemble film is the way to go… something that pays big, but which doesn’t put her front and center.”

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