Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are essentially quitting the royal family

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are abdicating the throne — in a relatively minor way.

The Sussex royals announced Wednesday that, "after many months of reflection and internal discussions," they "intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family." That announcement does come with a promise that they'll "fully support Her Majesty The Queen," but reveals they'll "work to become financially independent" and "balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America."

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