Harry and Meghan Markle will not return to royal roles: Buckingham Palace
Prince Harry and Meghan also confirmed the news in a statement.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be returning to their royal roles. The news was announced as the Duke and Duchess near their one-year probation period after their initial announcement of stepping down as frontline royals.
Buckingham Palace in a statement said, "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family."
"Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service," the statement noted.
Buckingham Palace added, "The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family. While all are saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much-loved members of the family."
Prince Harry and Meghan also confirmed the news in a statement. "As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role," the statement said.
"We can all live a life of service. Service is universal," the statement read.
Harry and Meghan took a formal exit as frontline royals in March 2020, with the agreement set for a review at the end of a 12-month period. The couple lives in Santa Barbara, California, and are expecting their second child.