LONDON

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex intend to step back as “senior members” of the British Royal family, the couple said in a statement on Wednesday.

“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,” the statement from Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle said.

“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,” the couple added.

The statement came

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