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BBC News America Harry and Meghan’s royal duties ending 31 March

Image copyright Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March, a spokesperson for the couple has said. They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months. Earlier this year Harry and Meghan announced they…

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March, a spokesperson for the couple has said. They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months. Earlier this year Harry and Meghan announced they would be stepping back from royal duties and working to become financially independent. They will return to the UK for engagements at the end of this month. The couple intend to split their time between the UK and North America and the spokesperson said they would be in the UK “regularly”. They will attend six events in the UK in February and March, including the Commonwealth Day Service on 9 March.Harry is also expected to attend the London Marathon in April in his capacity as patron, while the couple will also attend the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in May. The couple will formally retain their HRH titles but will not use them. The use of the word “Royal” is under discussion, the spokesperson said, and an announcement on this will be made alongside the launch of the couple’s new non-profit organ
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