Prince Harry Finally Broke His Silence About Stepping Down From Royal Duties

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Prince Harry shocked everyone when he announced that he and his wife Meghan Markle intended to step down as senior royals. This meant that there would be a seismic shift in the royal family, but Harry remained quiet as the media went wild with speculation. Then, after weeks of silence, he finally explained his reasoning to the entire world.

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Harry and Meghan announced their momentous decision on January 8, 2020. Using their official Instagram account, they released a statement that began, “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.”

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