The Duke of Sussex has carried out his first official public engagement since he and his wife quit as senior royals, triggering a major crisis for the monarchy.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have returned to royal duties for their first official engagement of the year following a tumultuous week for the royal family.
Harry, born a prince of Wales, has been styled an HRH since birth and was given the title the Duke of Sussex by his grandmother the Queen on the morning of his wedding.
The Queen’s statement was from the perspective of a grandmother, carefully handling a vulnerable Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a royal author has said.
The Queen has sanctioned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new “independent life” away from full-time royal duties and said they will now begin a transition period living in the UK and Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives, the Queen has said.
Here is the full statement from the Queen on her summit concerning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would need to have their business activities approved by the most senior official in the Queen’s household, if they follow guidelines aimed at ensuring working royals do not exploit their status to profit in business.
The Duke of Sussex has always struggled with his royal role.
The Queen has sent a message of condolence to the Governor-General of Canada following the Ukrainian International Airlines disaster.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plans have led to many unanswered questions.
A bookmakers has cut the odds on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relinquishing their HRH titles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s joint wealth could already be £18 million – but their desire to combine royal life with making money will be a “toxic mix”, an investigator into royal finances has said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly ignored instructions from the Queen not to go public with their bombshell announcement to step back from their roles as senior royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s “extraordinary” decision to quit as senior royals has not been properly thought through, a royal commentator has warned.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not consult the Queen or the Prince of Wales about the contents of their bombshell statement saying they plan to “step back” as senior royals and divide their time between the UK and North America, it has emerged.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced they are stepping back as senior members of the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined the Queen for a church service at Sandringham.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had a turbulent year, with the high point being the arrival of their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
The royals showcased glamorous gowns and on-trend day wear this year, with the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex heralded for their sartorial style.
The royal family have experienced a busy year full of happy family experiences, major visits by foreign leaders – and “bumpy” moments.
It was meant to be a year of celebration with the arrival of another royal baby, but 2019 ended up being dubbed the Queen’s second annus horribilis.
A royal wedding, milestone birthdays, wartime anniversaries and lawsuits against the press are all looking set to shape 2020 for the Queen and her family.
The Queen has made her private secretary Sir Edward Young a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO).
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have joined the Queen at the royal family’s traditional Christmas Day church service on her Sandringham estate for the first time.
The Queen is to be joined by members of the royal family as they attend the annual Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
Each year, the royal family celebrates Christmas at Sandringham House, enjoying a carefully scheduled array of festive traditions.
The Duke of York has joined members of the royal family for the traditional pre-Christmas lunch hosted by the Queen – but there was no sign of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The Duchess of Cambridge has once again opted for a tiara favoured by Diana, Princess of Wales, for a glittering reception at Buckingham Palace.